This poor thing had been buried under a stack of 'stuff' by the lawnmower. It's been buried - alive, smashed with something on top of it, covered in darkness for at least 6 months (...just a guess??...) with no water! I feel terrible!! How could this have happened?!? It's lack of photosynthesis makes it tricky to identify. There are very few 'key indicators' of what it might be - other than it's leaf structure. It didn't have a plant tag and looks more like a 'friend gift' than a purchase (which makes me feel even more neglectful). So, I immediately brought it outside in the light and gave it water. It resembled a Hosta, so it's sitting over in part shade - just in case. I'll post updates on it's recovery (wouldn't the joke be on me if it ended up being a weed?).
|"Wine and Roses" Weigela|
|'Morning Light' Maiden Grass, Candy Tuft and Bee Balm|
|Anemone, Butterfly Bush, Amsonia (Blue Star) and Phlox|
|"May Breeze" Phlox|
|A flowering Ajuga reptans - 'Black Scallop' Bugleweed|
|The Double-Pink Knockout Rose - |
is recovering from bunny near-annihilation, thanks to bird netting
|A little creative planting - with Variegated Ribbon Grass in the Shade Garden|
(growing it in shady conditions keeps it in check, it's aggressive in sunny ares)
|The "Berri-Magic" Holly is flowering|
(there still has been some winter damage, so next cold season - it gets covered up)
From top left.... Royal Purple Smoke Bush (finally budding), new Patriot Hosta, Center Glow Ninebark, Dappled Willow (recovered from last year's slugs and bunny snacking), Asiatic Lilies/ Rudibeckia/Yellow Day Lily, Hosta ('Gold Standard' ? or 'June Plantain Lily'), 'Fire & Ice' Hosta, Pink Guara, Japanese Painted Fern and Vicary Golden Privet in the center (also recovering from near-fatal bunny decimation)
Here's to garden planting ... sooner than later would be nice!