You remember Magnolia 'Rose Marie' from last year, don't you? She tried hard to bloom, but came too early for the season and the late cold caught her.
|April 5, 2011|
|March 27, 2012|
When we got home from our weekend away I found a mystery plant blooming. Am fairly sure it's a poppy (from the flower), but it has slightly unusual foliage and I didn't plant it. I have been thinking that it was a volunteer artemesia, until it bloomed. The buds are nearly red, but as it opens it turns shades of orange. It's really lovely, tho.
Jane's instructions for trying to hold them over in the refrigerator. Wrapped in newspaper to support the blooms and deep in water, I kept them in the front of the 'fridge and Sunday night when we got home they were in good shape. They are slowly opening and a pretty - perhaps not as fresh as they would have been a week ago, but better than all bloomed out in the garden. Thanks for the help, Jane.