Sunday, August 17, 2014

Since my birthday is coming up on September 2nd, my husband was asking me what I wanted.  
Since I'm having an obsession with black plants, this is what I asked for: 

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  1. Oh, how I wish calla lilies were perennial here in PA. I store the bulbs in the basement over the winter, but I'm not always successful. I love them though. It's my birthday 4 weeks after yours ... now what should I ask my husband to buy me? ... P. x

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    1. Pam, I planted many white Callas in my side garden 2 years ago and are so big and beautiful. I was expecting them to be even better this year; however, since I posted this, I found out that my landlord wants to pave over my side garden so it will be destroyed along with all those beautiful white Callas that are dormant right now. I am devastated. But it is my fault for planting in the ground when I live in a rental. Thankfully, the yellow Callas that I recently grew I planted in a pot! So at least those will be saved. And the ones my husband is getting me for my birthday will also go in a pot. I will just have to get new white ones in the Fall. Yes - you must decided what to ask him for for your birthday! :)

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  2. Danielle how lovely your calla lilies are. I always have loved this flower but like Pam they are not perennial here and I am not good overwintering them here. I envy your ability to plant flowers now and keep a garden going all year.

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    1. Donna, that is the one thing I do enjoy about California... having a garden all year. But there are so many things that I see other gardeners growing that I cannot. Like Peonies for instance. My parents in Pennsylvania still have them in their yard from when I was growing up. Each year they bloom and are beautiful. I could never have them here... it's too hot! And Lily of the Valley..it grew like a weed back East but here, I planted the pips in a pot in February and I did get those to bloom, but the second batch of pips I planted later when the weather was warner and they only put up green.. no flowers. I still have them in a pot. I'm hoping when the weather cools off that maybe they will flower but we shall see.

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  3. I'm a big fan of the sultry, black calla lilies too. I bought my first ones from Trader Joe's of all places! Planted them out in the ground, and they have been back every year since. I hope your hubby finds you some. And Happy Birthday! :)

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    1. Trader Joe's? Sometimes you just never know what you'll find... I like to save plants from the .99 Cent store too! I just commented back to Pam that I had lovely white Callas in my side garden that bloom in the Fall and they are so big and beautiful... But my landlord just put a letter on my door that they will be paving over my side garden so that is the end of that!

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  4. They look really nice and quite unusual. Fingers crossed you receive them for your birthday :-) .

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    1. I hope so but if not, I will have something to look forward to. :)

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