Sunday, August 17, 2008

Flowers Around the HighTower....

Last Spring Jean sent me Moonflower seeds....and this is what happened.

It's a huge bush...the pix does not do it justice.
It's a plant that blooms at night....and they smell so good! It isn't too far from my bedroom window.
The blooms come from this...

And the seeds from this porky-pine egg thing...

And the only picture I have of the flower is this one...
I have every intention of gettin' a pix of full bloom but never make it out there.

Roy likes to take pix and surprise me when I'm goin' thru the memory card....mostly of me in the shower....or sleepin' when he's out workin'.....or dead rats.

But this one is one of his surprise pix of the NakedLadies....
My grandmother...Good Christian Woman...owned her own Pew... called them Naked Ladies and that's good enough for me. Roy's mother....can't form the words Naked Ladies so she calls the Surprise Lilies!
Cute Story: The girls used to get on the Schoolbus at the top of the property.....the highest point for the safety of the bus to stop.
And Roy had planted some flowers along the edge of the our yard....at my direction. That means he had to dig up a truck load of rocks.....we only have about 1/2 inch of top soil and rest is rock....which left a sink-hole.....and we just put flower bulbs in the hole. We covered them with some dirt from the garden.
I don't know why, but the BusDriver asked EdithAnne what was buried there....it looked like a grave.
She replied very innocently, "Naked Ladies!"
It only added to the Legend of RoyHightower.

4 comments:

Jean said...

Wow!!! You did great with your moonflowers!! As you can see, many of the seeds don't germinate.. But you have a wonderful place at night to enjoy, I'll bet! I love the story of EdithAnne. I have a huge bunch of Naked Ladies around my tulip tree. I love them!
Hugs,
Jean

MizAngie said...

Ha! I'm surprised the bus driver didn't call the cops on ya.

My moonflowers did not fare so well...

Bird said...

Those moonflowers did very well! Oklahoma must agree with them.

Naked ladies buried in the back yard? Doesn't everyone?

ZooKeeper said...

Those moonflowers are gorgeous. feel free to send me some of them seeds!