This shade loving perennial is new to the garden. It was planted last fall and seems to be thriving in the Pecan Garden. I planted two of them on opposite sides of this oval shaped garden bed. This one is much taller & closer to the bloom stage than the other plant. If I remember correctly Mr. McGregor’s Daughter said she wanted to see the color of this when it finally bloomed. Sorry about the quality of the photo, it was taken with my cell phone which actually captured the true shade of purple better than my camera. Weird huh?
Update! Here’s a photo taken with my camera for comparison. It opened an hour after I took the first shot with my cell phone.
The veggie garden has been productive so far this season. I’ve picked 4 yellow squash, 4 cucumbers and several jalapeno peppers so far. The tomatoes in the top photo had to be saved when the limb broke they were attached to. Even though their a bit small I hope they will ripen soon. The Kentucky Wonder Beans are quickly maturing, hope to have a decent harvest soon.
The Eucomis comosa or Pineapple Lily I picked up earlier this summer at Brent and Becky’s is opening from the bottom up. Here’s a closeup of the teeny tiny blooms. I planted it in an area that gets morning sun only so I wasn’t sure if it would bloom or not. It says it prefers full sun but it seems happy here. Don’t you think it looks great with the Coleus ‘Henna’ that’s in the background of this shot? 🙂