Gardening in Southwest Washington State. Aiming for good food, sustainability, diversity, ecological balance. Learning from tradition, science, experience, and experimentation. Growing fruits, vegetables, trees, and flowers. Growing from seeds, cuttings, divisions, and grafting. Puttering meditation.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Next year I'll have to be on the lookout for more tigridia. These are fun. No effort at all, stuck them in with other plants. The leaves here are not the tigridia - their leaves look like gladiolas. Unplanned color math - cool.
each flower lasts about one day. I've read that saving the corms for the next year can be a challenge. Might be better to treat them as annuals. Won't hurt to try and save them for next year, when fall arrives.
I had stuck the corms in the deck planters with no plan in mind. Just curious about what would happen. Now every once in a while see another one is blooming. Like daylilies, the flowers only last one day, but there are several consecutive flowers per stalk.