Friday, July 25, 2008


It was such a lovely day yesterday that I didn't get the tall daylily pictures finished. On hot days I hide out inside mid-afternoon and work on paperwork stuff, but yesterday it was nice all day and I got to spend the whole time gardening. This picture is of one of our variegated Comfreys - uplandicum 'Variegatum'. It is a bit more tricky than the more common variegated comfrey, but this one has been here for 4 years now and seems to be doing all right. About 8 years ago our original plant died and it was a few years before we found anyone offering it for sale. Everyone we talked to said they had lost theirs the same year we did. Eventually we found it again. It is a large, showy plant with it's slightly fuzzy, white edged leaves. Don't confuse it with the horrible invasive comfrey. This is a well behaved plant and had never seeded invasively. In fact, it has never seeded at all. Lovely blue flowers in the spring. The plant behind it is a member of the buckwheat family. More on it later.

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