Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Attack Of the Unknown Flowering Plant


I can't remembering the name of these plants (please tell me if you know.) We planted its seeds because we got them for free, and needed to fill this space in our garden. The plant slowly grew throughout the summer, and didn't start flowering until August. Now it's gone from a lovely, drought-tolerant, flowering plant to a monstrous bush that is trying to take over our patio. Look at how it's tendrils are sneakily wrapping themselves around our patio furniture, ready to take it down.
Whatever this plant is, I doubt it will be part of our garden next summer.

9 comments:

Anna said...

It might be red clematis:
http://www.directgardening.com/detail.asp?pid=6745
:)Anna

MaryAnn Ashley said...

Oh my, hilarious... I can see it pulling the pation chair into the abyss of the never ending, vine black hole... Our morning glory is the same way... it's always trying to kill the fig tree. Atleast you didn't have to water the thing.

the mama bird diaries said...

Wow. Sneaky plant.

Kathleen said...

I am reliably informed by my friend ann that they are nasturtium (nice peppery tasting flower in salad! Hope that helps

MadMad said...

It's always the ones you don't want that live, isn't it? (Hope your day got better!)

Honey Mommy said...

We did the exact same thing this year. We planted some flowers under one of our trees, but I have since decided that they look more like weeds. So I got to rip them all out before they seeded this fall.

Oh what fun. Good luck with your plant!

Cookie said...

That plant does look a little creepy. Like it's growing arms!

Kathleen said...

That my dear, is a Nasturtium, and a huge one at that! I've never seen one that long.

The Cole Mine said...

Your post title made me laugh!