Good morning, ladies,
Thank you. The plant is prettiest in its rosette stage, just before it blooms. That's what I noticed most about it when I was in Alaska, those gorgeous rosettes.
I haven't seen it here in western KY, but then I haven't roamed down in the Land Between the Lakes at the right time either. I was looking for it in June, which is when I found it in Alaska, and probably should be looking in May for the rosettes.
Maybe next year. Joyce, if I find any seeds, I'll share with you.
I think if I made a trip back to the mountains, I might be able to find them, I just have not seen them here.
Again, thanks for writing, and Adina...let me know if you find it there.
What about you, Nanny...you are a little cooler than here, have you seen it?
And Angie, yes, I think if it is to be found there, it would be in the mountains.
You all have a good day, we are getting a little bit of rain!!! YES!
When you are out and about with your camera, I'd love to have a better picture of them in bloom. I never got to see them blooming when I was there, and had to borrow the photo from Weezingreens, so maybe you might have one.
How's your weather there? I was talking with my friend Mary, who lives in Baker, OR, last night, and she tells me the grasshoppers are doing major damage right now. I don't think I have seen a grasshopper this year. She also seems to be doing a lot of watering now, too. She also said the climate on one side of the mountains is very different from the other side. So which side of the mountains are you on?
You are always too kind and I Thank you Kindly
Well, the weather is HOT and I'm watering in between viewing DG and installing a window air conditioner! Gotta keep the plants happy and the indoors somewhat cool. I live in the western part of Oregon Salem in fact the State Capitol.
I do have a photo of the blooms somewhere in my archive and will need to look for them. When I get a chance I will send it out to you or post it here also.
Weather here 98 on Sunday 103 on Monday and the next two days it's gonna be 105
NOT NORMAL FOR HERE
Time to get busy with the watering and finish the installation of the life saver.
As always, your way with word puts me right in the middle of your adventure. In my senior years I have developed a skin irritation to almost everything. Bummer! Spent years hiking and never was bothered. Now I can't even harvest the okra myself without breaking out. With your fair skin, Aunt Bett must have kept you covered head to toe.
I don't know, but never was bothered with many skin allergies, but now I do get some irritation from wandering around in weeds. Not bad.
They did make an attempt to keep me covered from head to toe, it never worked. I left bits and pieces of clothes all over the mountains, but most of the time I was covered in some kind of salve or lotion.
I probably stunk to high heaven, too.
Good to see you, thanks.
This is another plant that I have never noticed so I have no idea if it grew anywhere I have ever lived or traveled. I know for sure I have never seen it bloom as I am always interested in blooms on plants and I don't think I would have missed noticing those. Great article as always. Keep up the good work. I am a devoted fan of your articles.