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Thursday, April 6, 2017

What are these plants?

Cullman,  AL

One of the joys of owning this new house and property is seeing the various plants come to life this Spring.    Some we recognize and know the names......grape hyacinths, daffodils, weeping willow tree, magnolias.  Others we have seen but don't know their names.  Who can help?

For instance..... look at the header.     The previous owner obviously planted some type of green in a circle along with pansies.   It is collards?  Turnip greens?   If not, what is it and is it edible?

This is a close up.

These perennials are coming up all over the yard.  I have seen them before but don't know the name. Do you?

I am sure these are Calla lilies.   There must be 5 or 6 beds of them on the property.

We realized a while ago that we have a Pecan tree.   Thrilled.   Now Leonard is even happier.  He thought this was just a nuisance bush.  But now look.   FIGS!  A fig tree.    Now if we can only keep the crows away from it.

There is a also white flowering tree.  Just might be an apple tree.  We will see.

In the meantime, we look forward to whatever else might be growing and blooming.


  1. The little purple flower looks like a Trinity plant. The first one that looks like a vegetable may be flox. Let it grow and see what turns up.

  2. I can't believe that fig tree is alive. Normally, any place that might get snow the fig trees need to be dug up and taken in or buried. We always bury ours in Ohio.
    I agree....I think some sort of food and a Trinity plant.

  3. This is going to be a surprise to you as each new plant opens up. I'm surprised the fig made it through the winter too. Even here in AZ my dad would wrap his in blankets and tie it all together. I miss being able to have a garden here.

  4. My neighbor has a fig tree here in MD. They never do anything with it.