Sunday, October 05, 2008

Fancy Leafed Caladium

Fancy-leafed Caladium for Ruby Tuesday
Araceae (a-RAY-see-ee)
Synonyms: Angel Wings, Heart of Jesus

The Caladiums did very well this year. Enough so that I can see planting double or triple the amount next season. Keeping the animals from eating them is probably the hardest part of Caladium culture around here. After a bit of a rocky start the Caladiums in the garden really flourished despite a couple of dry spells. Mine were planted in a part shade location but these plants do well in full shade. Recently I have been seeing some planted in full sun. That seemed quite popular in North Carolina. That must require regular watering. We just treat them as annuals but you can dig and store the tubers. There are over 100 cultivars to choose from.

This Chrysanthemum (Chry. x morifolium) is named ‘Jennifer’ and I am including in this weeks Ruby Tuesday post because of the red in the center. It was hybridized by the Yoder Brothers in 1994 and is part of the Yoder's Prophets® Series of mums. This was for sale at a local garden center. I was trying to determine the retail price of 8 inch Mums. The prices at three places varied from 4.99 to 7.99. You could get a small discount if you bought 10. It looked like everybody was overstocked.

The CDs have been piling up on the side of my desk waiting to be ripped into the computer. Some were bought through the BMG Club, others at a tag sale and somebody gave 4 or 5. Here is the list of what I got into Itunes during the weekend.

Beach Boys-Endless Summer
Blind Faith-Blind Faith
George Benson & Earl Klugh-Collaboration
Hanson-3 Car Garage: The Indie Recordings
JJ Cale-The Very Best of
Joan Baez-Greatest Hits
Kelly Clarkson-Thankful
Led Zeppelin-Houses of the Holy
Natalie Cole-Still Unforgettable
Robert Plant-Now and Zen
Roger Daltrey-Daltrey
Rolling Stones-Bridges To Babylon
Ronnie Milsap-Greatest Hits Vol. 2
Sammy Hagar-VOA
Sly and the Family Stone-Greatest Hits
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles-Great Songs And Performances
The Spencer Davis Group-The Best Of Spencer Davis Group
Vince Gill-I Never Knew Lonely

It is quite a mix of artists, I'll listen to just about anything. There are now 4500 songs in my library. I don’t think I am ever going to get to listen to all of them.

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maryt/theteach said...

A gorgeous post Digital, that I was going to say would be perfect for Ruby Tuesday and then as I got to the center of your post you say t IS for Ruby Tuesday! Great! My Ruby Tuesday post will be up this afternoon with Mr. Linky. Don't forget to come by and sign in! :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful flowers as usual! Mine is posted HERE. Happy RT!~

Anonymous said...

Wow.. great shot on the first picture! It's so awesome!

My RT entries are posted here and here. Happy Tuesday!

DrillerAA said...

The first photo is spectacular. Absolutely perfect for a Ruby Tuesday.

Grandma Faith said...

That variety of mum is so pretty. The colors are wonderful.

Anonymous said...

That variety of chrysanthemum would be perfect for a Thanksgiving table centerpiece.

By the way, I like your music.

Gemma Wiseman said...

I have never seen chrysanthemums of that colour! They are awesome! Beautiful pics!

Ivanhoe said...

OMG! I'm not surprised that Caladium is called Angel Wings. It looks just like that (at least in my mind :o)

Pia K said...

Lovely red captures, happy Ruby Tuesday!

EG CameraGirl said...

Beautiful caladium close up and lovely mum. Happy Ruby Tuesday!