Monday, March 10, 2008

Flower Show Preview

Some of my Flower Show pix are having technical difficulties, but here's three that uploaded OK. First, an amazing tub of amaryllis, grown from a single bulb. I'm happy if I get one flower stalk from a bulb. Imagine how ginormous this bulb must be.


Next, my prize purchase, some beautiful asparagus roots from Landreth Seed Company, shown with the Monkey sock. Usually one has to buy roots in quantities sufficient to stock an asparagus plantation, so I was really happy to get a small bundle at the bulk price. This variety should do well roundabout Exit 151.

Asparagus roots

The Monkey sock is turning out to be a bit of a trickster. Ordinarily I'd expect the stripes on the heel flap to be broader than on the leg and the stripes on the gusset to be narrower, but on this sock it's the other way round.

Jazz band

Finally, this whimsical jazz band is for Jessica. Today's her birthday! Do go wish her a happy one.


Bezzie said...

Nice asparagus! Will you get asparagus this year from those roots? Or will you have to wait a season or two?

Jessica said...

Awww... thanks for remembering me! Love that jazz band. Too cute! :)

Deborah said...

I missed the flower show this year. Son #3 sprained his ankle, ugh, does it ever end?

Kim said...

Jersey Giant should do well in Jersey! Ha! I wonder if that variety was developed at Rutgers? Digging the Monkeys and the similarly-colored giant mutant amaryllis!

Ina said...

Bezzie: Asparagus roots take a couple years to establish themselves in a home garden, although commercial growers often plant roots, harvest spears, then rip the roots out in the same season.