It’s very possible that the heat and humidity of the last few days have caused my brain to crash but I’ve been overwhelmed and downright noisy about the supersize-me ginormousness of some of our plants :
Especially the lotus (Nelumbo ‘Mrs. Perry D. Slocum)
The lettuces (which we took out today and replaced with ornamental peppers)
The Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum)
Ligularia ‘The Rocket’ – I am more impressed by these than all of the bottle rockets over Bristol on the 4th – plus it’s quieter…
A potted Burkheya purpurea (a what?) that we were sure was dead about 2 months ago
And our “baby beast” orchid cactus (Nopalxochia ackermanii) was so overcome by its own hugeness that it fell right over.
Not only are a lot of the plants the size of Buicks but in the last couple of days, Lilah and I found nearly a dozen skyscraper weeds masquerading as desirable specimens! Does this ever happen to you? (Look at how proud Lilah is – I almost wonder if she let it grow on purpose…)
The Monster Plant Rally will be ongoing – get your tickets at participating Blithewold Visitor Centers everywhere!