south african weeds

okay. maybe not "weeds." but, during my travels to the western cape of south africa, i saw fields full of calla lillies. we, and by we i mean the female travellers, were astonished that they were described as wild flowers. it is their "rosidia florabunda." (i.e. roadside flowers) i have searched through the photos from the trip and cannot find a "field shot," but have found a close-up to prove it...

... those are actually growing on the side of a mountain. crazy, i know. they are native to south africa, actually. well, this year, i planted 4 calla bulbs on my back bank. three of them came up (i think the 4th is on a long quest to asia) and this week they began to bloom. i think it is quite exciting; this is the first time i have ever planted bulbs and i think 3 out of 4 isn't bad. in fact, all of my/our flowers and trees are doing well this year.

i think they are lovely. i am sure you have realized that not much as been posted this month. well, not much has been going on, really. work is still work... busy. we have gone to kingsport a couple of times- one weekend trip and one day trip. this coming weekend we are going to knoxville for the 4th of july celebration at jay's uncle rick's. we haven't been in a few years, and it's always a fun day at the lake with good food, family/friends, and great fireworks. and then the next weekend my mom and dad are coming in for a visit. so things will be picking up here again soon. (sometimes it's just nice to take a little break.)


anita said...

My calla lilies are blooming too.... I like your choice of colors! They're gorgeous. Mine need to be moved into the sun more, but that will have to wait until fall.
Have a safe/fun 4th and tell all in Knoxville we said: Hello! Later girlfriend!!!

Lezlee Dice said...

Hey Stacie,
give us a call while you are in town if you have time. It would be great to see you guys. Oh, my callas are starting to bloom too. Not quite as tall as last year but still pretty.

Rebecca Louise. said...

Hope you had a great 4th July celebrations! :)

I like the purple flower! x