Tom's Brugmansia finally bloomed last week.
Commonly known as Angel's Trumpets, they are highly fragrant, especially in the evening.
Tom has had this plant for a number of years. It started out in a six inch nursery pot. A couple of years ago it moved into very big pot, which is a chore to move, as it has to go into the garage or greenhouse over the winter.
Tom cuts it way back in the winter, to about one to two feet tall. It grew and grew this year, with nary a bloom until September. It was worth waiting for, but with all of the rain we've had lately, we have hardly been outside to enjoy it.
While the brugmansia is lovely, some flowers are just fun.
Like these guys.
The face pot holds a succulent of some kind that is covered with tiny flowers that sat as buds for a month or more, and now the flowers are lasting forever.
And then there is the "Lifesaver plant".
I bought this at Bayview Nursery on Whidbey Island because it made me laugh.
The bloom really does look like a Lifesaver, cherry flavored!
It will have to go into the greenhouse, or a window sill, over winter too, but it will be fun to see if I can get it to grow and bloom again.