Nelson - did you give me this

roseyp8255(z8 - SC AL)March 19, 2009

I got it at a swap - i think it is in the ginger lily family? Went out to water the greenhouse tonight and found this blooming! :)

Here is a link that might be useful: ginger lily i think

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roseyp8255(z8 - SC AL)

ya know what, i think it is Jacob's ladder, now that i think about it - anyone else got any ideas?

    Bookmark   March 19, 2009 at 9:11PM
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tsmith2579(7B)

Rosemary, it looks like a bletilla orchid. They do well in rock gardens. See the link. Compare the leaves and blooms.

Here is a link that might be useful: Bletilla Google

    Bookmark   March 19, 2009 at 9:17PM
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birdlady_10(z7b Ala)

Rosey; Could it be a hardy orchid? If so you might have got it from Michelle-Lynn's girl.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2009 at 9:19PM
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roseyp8255(z8 - SC AL)

Terry - i think you are right! so, now the question is....did it come from Nelson or Michelle or who?!?! :)

i am reading the swap thread now - and i believe i need to put it on my calendar. even though i probly won't get to get anything together to swap (stimulus - grants - overtime) - i can still come visit!

    Bookmark   March 19, 2009 at 9:27PM
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michelleswonders

Hi Rosey - it is Bletilla (ble-TIL-la) striata (Hardy Orchid). You did get it from me. I have 5 different varieties and they are absolutely gorgeous. I am glad you are coming to the swap. It doesn't matter if you bring anything. See if I have anything on my list that you would like. They are going fast.
I may have an alternate solution for the plant swap. I am checking into it today. I will keep everyone posted.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2009 at 6:41AM
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ourhighlandhome

ROSEY!!!

What 'cha tryin' to do....induce a freakin' stroke? The last time I heard those words it took a round of penicillin to clear things up! LOL!

Nelson ;-)

    Bookmark   March 20, 2009 at 5:12PM
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roseyp8255(z8 - SC AL)

LMAO at you Nelson!!!

    Bookmark   March 21, 2009 at 1:49PM
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