This blog is hopefully going to prompt me to keep better records of the goings on in my garden and home.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Chinese Bellflower, Flowering Maple are several names for this species of flowering plant. It is the Abutilon "Red Tiger" and it bloomed for the first time last week. I purchased the plant at the Home and Garden show last year, it was such a scrawny looking little six inch plant at the time but now stands about six feet. If there ever was a flower to catch ones eye this is it. Last Saturday MeMa and I hosted a garden party and dinner for about 24 of my office staff and their spouses and this little jewel was the subject of many conversations. It is hardy to about zone eight so I winter it in the greenhouse. If it ever stops blooming I have plans of cutting it back in order to make it stronger and more compact. It currently only has two six foot stocks and they have to be supported.