Name That Flower time! I got these from my weird little cast-off flower shop. Unmarked for 30 yen (30 cents). I was so curious as to what color they would be. These two, two orangey/red ones that got moved two days ago, and one that still hasn't bloomed. We'll see if they make it through the summer, the ones I bought in the spring last year died, but I hope having started these in the fall will give them a head start.
I think this is more or less a weed, but it's pretty.
This is the second year for these bulbs. ???
I bought this blue hibiscus, not knowing if it was annual or perennial, nor how tall it would get. It was only a few inches high, who knew it would turn into a tree? But its leaves came out in January, and then died in the frost, so I pruned it, and now it is making new leaves. I hope it survives, because it did have pretty flowers in the summer. Are those little blue flowers to the right forget-me-nots? I've forgotten...
I am originally from Hamden, CT, USA. I have lived in Gifu, Japan since 2000. We moved to this house on June 30, 2007 and started to work on the garden immediately. Our yard was a completely barren sand lot when we moved in. I am currently mostly a SAHM to our three daughters, M (6/2004), L (10/2006), and K (5/2011). I teach English to children two days a week from our detached house.