Thursday, November 4, 2010

Who knew?

Who knew?

Well, maybe you knew!

But I sure didn't.

This is an Aralia that I planted two or three years ago. And this is apparently the beginning of a beautiful bloom stalk. I had no idea it would bloom.
I can't wait to see what it looks like when each bud is open.
Do you have an aralia? Did you know?

11 comments:

Cyndy said...

Good morning Diana, That's a very pretty shot, and I didn't know! I've only recently discovered that my honeysuckles and eounymus 'Manhattan' make berries - interesting what can be happening under our noses!

Diana said...

Cyndy - It is amazing. I didn't know Euonymus would do that either! One of the best parts of gardening, though -- the lovely surprises that pop up on a regular basis.

mss @ Zanthan Gardens (Texas) said...

Yep. Mine used to bloom every year. The flies love it.

Diana said...

It's very interesting looking - so glad it's right by the garage where I can enjoy it and watch its progress. Learn something new everyday in the garden!

Layanee said...

Love the flower and the plant. Nice surprise.

Diana said...

Layanee -- You know, I love that Aralia in that shady spot right beside the garage - it always looks good and it survived the 15 degrees last winter. What's not to like?!

Janet said...

Wish I could have Fatsia in my garden, apparently it is one of the top favs of the deer. booo hissss!
Tatyana of 'My Secret Garden' shared some blooms on her Fatsia, what a cool plant. You will love its flower.

The Whimsical Gardener said...

I've had a couple against the garage for a few years now and haven't seen it bloom! I'll keep a closer look - in fact, I'll go check right after breakfast! I do love them for the steadfast presence.

Diana said...

Janet -- My Fatsia is right by the deer path! They've never even touched it. But it's a big one, maybe it's not tender enough for them.

Whimsical Gardener - Go check -- I hope you have some blooms! If not now, then soon.

getgrounded said...

I have to admit that I knew about the Fatsia, cause mine blooms on a good year. But I'll fess up that I didn't know that pittisporum bloomed until last year!

Andrea said...

Hi Diana, that is definitely lovely, we will wait for the flowers to open. I haven't seen it before.! By the way, i've been scrolling down your older posts and i really love that Muy Grande Hibiscus, haven't seen that here either. If only i'm nearer i would love to have a cutting, hehe. thanks.