A few weeks ago when we returned back from our trip to Iowa, I was looking through the Garden Shop at the Navy Exchange, and happened to come across a potted tuberose. It just looked like decorative grass, so no flowers had started to sprout yet.
I snatched it up and decided to give it a try....most of you probably know that I don't have the greenest of thumbs. I was actually relieved that it was in a pot and had started growing already and that I wouldn't have to start from a bulb!
And...just yesterday, the kids and I stopped in to the Flower Shop on the marine base and happened to find one more potted tuberose....so I snatched that one too. I even got 50% off since it was not the healthiest looking!
So, without further ado, I present to you my tuberoses, which are doing great! The one I planted a couple weeks ago should flower any day now. It grown up quit a bit, and I sometimes worry the wind will break it over....so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I put it right by the front windows so that the breeze will bring in it's fabulous scent!
This one I just got in the ground today...This is how the first one started out as well:
And speaking of living things, especially plants, my friend Alaina went back to see her family a few weeks ago, and is due back in tomorrow night, but she left me her herbs to keep alive while she was gone! I didn't promise her anything, but take a look:
(Alaina, aren't you proud of me?!)