Green Thumb Monday
Life happens. Mundane stuff like oil changes and vet appointments crowd out the fun stuff like gardening and blogging. To celebrate my return to regular posting, I’m sharing an exciting event in my garden:
One of my Blackberry Lilies which I grew from seed blossomed this morning. Blackberry Lilies (Belamcanda chinensis) are not lilies. They are related to iris. Their foliage, which can be seen in the photo above, looks exactly like iris foliage. These perennials are native to China and Japan. Much like my orange daylilies, each flower will only last a day. Once finished, seed pods form filled with clusters of black seeds resembling blackberries. They are easy to grow from seed or can be propagated by division like iris.