Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ligularia in January

This is our ligularia patch. As you can see, ligularia don't do real well, flower wise, when it's 20 and snowing. Since we don't dead head, there should be a bunch of new ones in Spring. Just wait, come March, Pat will be telling me to give some of the new ones away.

Butterflies and bees love these things.
Two days till the garden show.

11 comments:

Shady Gardener said...

And you will do it! :-)

Shyrlene said...

...Garden Show.... (deep sigh) I need a 'green' fix! (There's going to be a -25F wind chill tonight here in IL) ..arg...

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Jim, this is when we should all have the Garden Show. Chicago has to wait until March!

Eileen

Commonweeder said...

It is easy for gardeners to be generous with plants - they will keep reproducing. I give some of my extras to a fund raising plant sale in the spring.

Kyna said...

I've always had a problem with deadheading. I'm really good with it in early on in the growing season, and then later on I just let things go lol.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

So pretty in bloom. I cannot wait to see how the ones you gave me fared over this winter. I still have plenty of seeds.I wonder if I should refrigerate the seeds for more planting in the spring? I will have to check that one out. Thanks again!

Darla said...

The branches are pretty sticking out of the snow. I cannot imagine being in such a cold climate. I am in North Florida, Tallahasse.

Kalipso said...

Glad to hear Ligularia self seeds easily 'cause I bought some plants last Spring.
I heard about polar coldness that hit mid America. How's Ohio?

Alistair said...

Ligularia, our ones are looking just like yours at the moment Jim minus the snow at the moment. Its about 8c today, I may just get myself outside and cut back the dead stems.

The Redneck Rosarian said...

These have a great bloom.... This cabin fever is getting to me! Hoping for an early Spring.....

Sylvana said...

I always let mine go to seed and never have pups. Have you had luck in the past?