I have received an award from these great people at Today's Flowers. I am so happy to have received the award from these really neat people whom I consider my friends. It is Sunflower Award 2008 for my dedication and the faithful participation in Today's Flowers. I am honored to post it today.
Today as my flower I share with you my bed of Calla Lilies (Zantedeschia). The bed is about 10 foot by 3 foot in size at the rear corner of my house. I mulch the bed with leaves in the winter and the bulbs will winter over even in our cold environment. I remove the mulch when spring arrives and the plants send up shoots when it reaches a suitable temperature. This area near the house receives no frost so all I worry about is a late freeze.
The plants bloom beautifully. I have both White and Pink Calla Lilies.
The White Calla Lillie have a sharp all green leaf and the Pink Callie Lilies have a variegated white and green wide arrow shaped leaf to add color to the bed.
I love the shape of the flower and the sutler pink of the flower.
Here is a white bloom and you can see the shade of green on the bottom frnt of the bloom. I enjoy seeing the bugs help with the pollinating so I share a little bug on the white bloom.