This is the time of year that the rutteya (?sp) blooms. I bought this plant in a 4" pot this past spring. It is in a 16" pot, now, and I am considering putting it in the ground. I knew that it was supposed to bloom in early fall, but I am totally surprised by how well it is doing!
You tell me-Is it Rabbit Ears? Then look at the side view-Is it a Hummingbird? I love this plant!
Also, the dark "tongue" is sticky-so it's also called Jammy Mouth.
Pretty neat, huh! The next picture is kind of fuzzy, but this guy comes to the bird bath every evening & drinks-then he hops back up on the fence and heads over to the closest pine tree! Sometimes he'll come up on the patio and drink out of Peanut's water dish.
Hope you're having a good day! Going to the Fall Mixer for the BBB today. Different restaurants with lots of different food for us to sample will be there and there is door prizes so it should be fun!
Oct 11, 2010 | 12:39 PM PST
Just a note to everyone that John (Bugnut)and his wife are having some really stressful times right now. John has had several set backs, and Mary has been handling it all herself, and making herself sick in the process. Let's all pray and send good vibes their way! Even if you don't pray-sending good Karma helps, too!
We've had our first "cool" spell. 2 nights in the upper 40's and daytime high yesterday was only 79-a little higher today. It is extremely dry here. No rain in 2 months or longer. We are under a fire ban and some areas are already on water restrictions. I don't have as many winter vegetables as I do in the summer, so watering has not been too bad. I have a picture of my little garden under "Gardens" in the forums. Some things bloom real well in the fall-like the Night Blooming Cereus:
It blooms during the summer, too, but just looks better in the fall. The marigolds get real brilliant when the days get cooler:
This one is for Yardgranny. My first year with "Jammie Mouth" aka Hummingbird plant or Rabbit Ears-Rutteya? I think? I like the common names better. It is in a pot, but I am trying to figure out where in the yard to plant it. I've read they can get big under right conditions-
The purple datura is really taking off. You can't see them all, but I counted 26 buds about ready to open on it this morning. Hope I can get a good picture when they all open.
I will have lots of seeds from this datura, if anyone wants any-pm me. I also have 2 large seed pods on the double yellow datura that I am babying-so hope to have plenty of those also.
It's been a hot, dry summer and after the rough winter, many things did not come back like they normally do. My hibiscus is only about 4 1/2 ft. tall now, usually it is about 6-7 ft tall at the end of summer. My big Angel Trumpet looks horrible. Few leaves, few buds-usually it, too, is about 7 ft. tall and a beautiful tree. I don't know if I'll get any flowers out of it this fall.