Sunday, June 07, 2009

The flowers in my yard . . .

I'm posting a picture of a tree that epitomizes at lot of things in life: feast or famine. (And a random picture of a lily.)

This tree, called an Angel's Trumpet (Brugmansia), is either the loveliest thing in my yard or the ugliest. When it's in flower, it's beautiful. When it's not, it's a knobby, scrawny, baldish looking thing.

The other day it was in the latter condition and I offered my neighbor a cutting. He looked at it, made a face, and said he'd get back to me later. He never did. But then it bloomed. :-)

So the moral of this story is . . . in time, it blooms. Hang in there through the scrawny days.

I'm heading out of town today--going to spend a few days in Chicago, working on a project. Will be in touch later. :-)



SmilingSally said...

Careful: Angel's Trumpet is poisonous to dogs!

sara said...

I have never seen a tree like that! It is beautiful!!

Mocha with Linda said...

I guess they're pointing down because the angels are blowing the trumpets toward earth?!

Beautiful lilies!!

Have a safe and productive trip to the Windy City!

Suzanne said...

I've never seen or heard of Angels Trumpet before, what an amazing tree/flower.

Okay, so that and the funky midnight bloomer....what other cool plants do you own?

I've got a Begonia that I've kept alive for a year. LOL. It was a Mother's Day gift from my daughter in 2008.