A Fairy’s Wand of My Own

Neighborhood fountain of flowers

  

I passed by this fountain of flowers on my way to the BART station one morning and had to snap a couple of pics. I didn’t know what it was, but I wanted to add it to my imaginary front yard garden one day.
Flower identified at Annie’s!

  

 A few days later, I went to Annie’s Annuals & Perennials to check out their Art in the Garden event. As my girl sat down to remove the lava rock from her princess sandals, I spotted the very same fountain of flowers. Of course I would find it at Annie’s! I asked them what it is and found out that it’s a Dierama (aka Fairy’s Wand aka Angel’s Fishing Rod). They only had a couple small plants left for sale, and only in white, so I picked up my very own Dierama Guinevere.  

Dierama Guinevere

  

And as per my habit, I will put it in a pot in the back yard for a while until it grows up a bit. By then I’m sure our front bedding areas will be ready for planting. I’m serious.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. What a fine specimen in the sidewalk! Very striking. I have some Dierama, but they haven’t flowered.

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  2. Wow- that is one beautiful Dierama! I haven’t tried to grow them yet, not sure how they’d do here in Sacramento.

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  3. Posted by Mom on July 17, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Take good care of your new friend. I want to see it in your front yard !
    Mom

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