Saturday, September 18, 2010

Update on the Rye Grass / Sons-Before-The-Fathers

This is where we were last weekend...
but after a week of daily watering and lots of late Summer SC Sunshine here's where we are now.
The trees suck all the moisture out of the ground and the soil is so acid that i cannot grow warm season grass but this annual rye seems to love it and helps the soil - so yeah!

The Sons-Before-The-Fathers
 I also wanted to show you the Fall blooms on the Sons-Before-The-Fathers plant that was the mystery plant earlier this year. Don't be fooled, the foliage you see is some sad old variagated lirope border grass. The flowers have no foliage.
This is the plant that has leaves in the Spring dies back,
 then in the Fall these crocus like flowers appear apparently with no leaves. It is an interesting plant. Not native to the South as I understand but it is common in Maine - where the lady who lived in the house from 1901 - 1946 was from -
so who knows we may have an heirloom pass along.
Have a great weekend!

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