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Saturday, 31 May 2008

Chasing Miss Wilmott's Ghost ...

Well .. "thar she be folks .." second year, time to flower and show me what you've got girl ! .. I have chased Miss W. for some time ever since I read about her and saw those fantastic spiky flowers .. I think they are a natural for Halloween and I intend to use them for my front step decoration at that most favorite time of year for me. Fingers crossed she does her thing and I am a happy pre-Halloween camper ?

8 comments:

Gail said...

Nice combination...I am not familiar with Ms W...tell us more.

gail

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

I started to purchase some seeds to scatter in my friends flowerbeds, but was convinced they would pull them. Yours look nice, the flowers will look nice in halloween arrangements.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Gail .. you haven't heard of this type of sea holly ? .. I have had flat head sea holly but not Miss W.
I had been looking for it for a few years and found it last year .. they are like mullens .. you have to wait for the second year for the flowers .. and seeds .. long interesting story with her .. she was an actual gardener who would shake this seed about in other people's gardens.
Here is a link to a bit of the story http://www.killerplants.com/whats-in-a-name/20030307.asp

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hey Debbie .. only 153 days till Halloween girl ! yaahooooo !
Hope they turn out after all this waiting.

Gail said...

I will check it out...I looked up the Beni grass you mentioned at Melanie's Old Country and White Flower Farm is selling it. Way pretty gras and good color.

Gail

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi Gail .. I am a sucker for Autumn colours even this early .. also hence the Miss W.
Beni-Kaze just looks amazing to me.

easygardener said...

Unfortunately when I tried to grow Miss Wilmott's Ghost it died on me - very appropriate really!
(That's her name in the UK - suits the pale silvery flowers)

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi easy ... I'm hoping to get "her" through to the flower stage this year .. have some Halloween flowers ? LOL