Gardening

The new fountain and a mystery

When we got married last year, my aunt wanted to get us a gift and I suggested a birdbath. She lives in NYC and we live here, so that was logistically probably not the best choice. But I took advantage when my parents came to town and they helped me pick something out. I love it!

fountain

fountain

We might need to elevate it a bit more, but so far the dogs have shown no interest in it.

Remember the mystery plant that I mentioned? Here it is. Please let me know if you can identify it! It has a bulb that is visible, and the flower. The leaves have brown spots. The lady who sold it said it spreads out and she uses it as a groundcover under her trees. Ideas? Mystery solved, thanks to Katina who saw it at Philip’s blog, East Side Patch.  It is African hosta.  Hurray!

mystery plant

mystery plant

3 Comments

  1. Katina

    May 2, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    You may want to ask Philip at East Side Patch, but it looks like African Hosta to me (He blogged about his on April 19th–Men in Blackfoot Daisies).

  2. Sue

    May 2, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    That is totally it! Thanks, Katina! You solved the mystery. It sounds like it’s very shade tolerant, which is great news. Thanks!

  3. Tina Poe

    May 2, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Love your new fountain, the sweet little birds are lovely!

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