A Gardening Year

The adventures and misadventures of an heirloom gardener

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Mystery Plant

I've discovered my first mystery plant of 2007!

It's obviously a bulb of some sort. Just one problem. This is the border along the Ugly Green Fence erected by my neighbors two years ago. Aside from some Thalia daffodils planted near the Alpine Strawberries, I've never planted any bulbs in this bed.

So what is it?


At 10:23 PM, Blogger Xris said...

It looks like it could be a daylily. Mine are coming up now and the foliage looks like that.

At 12:23 AM, Blogger OldRoses said...

Xris, I agree that it is some sort of lily but I didn't plant any daylilies in that bed. I'm thinking some kind heirloom lily that I planted years ago that is just now deciding to come up. That happens to me a lot!

At 7:38 AM, Blogger Colleen said...

It could be a "gift" from the squirrels, too. I'm seeing several tulips around that I KNOW I didn't plant. I have a pretty healthy (and not very smart....) squirrel population. It's nice, but I'm sure the person who planted them originally is not amused!

At 2:42 PM, Blogger IBOY said...

Looks like a snowdrop, with the small white flower just coming out.

At 7:16 PM, Blogger Annie in Austin said...

Maybe the squirrels brought you a scilla or puschkinia?

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

At 8:22 AM, Blogger Ki said...

Difficult to tell at such an early stage. Post a photo of it when it's grown a bit. Fun trying to guess what it is tho.

At 2:18 PM, Anonymous Rhea said...

I just discovered your blog. My dad went to Cook College at Rutgers and I grew up nearby. I am interested in colonial gardens.


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