A friend who is a gardener, not a big game hunter in Africa, gave me a bag of them this spring. They were small dehydrated looking tubers that looked more dead than alive. I threw them in the retired plot in front of the porch hoping one or two survived so I could see what they looked like.
A couple made an appearance in late May and then some more and more and we had some heavy rains. And they grew and grew.....
and grew some more...
I think this project may have gotten a bit out of hand....:)
Looks like they are taking over! EEEK!ReplyDelete
You did good! When we lived in florida I had them all across the front of the house...those little lizards loved them:)ReplyDelete
I love these! I have been thinking about growing some next year. You have given me motivation. Yours looks great!ReplyDelete
I always l;ike to put in a few, they keep if you dig themReplyDelete
I guess your friend didn't warn you of the possibilities of a runaway.ReplyDelete
Oooh they really are like elephant's ears. I thought you were kidding!ReplyDelete
This is quite eary,ReplyDelete
Wonderful! They love your yard and TLC.ReplyDelete
I am a fan of elephant ears. However be careful TB. I just had to deal with a harmless plant, Forsythia with a little Kudzu and some trees from Heaven thrown in, take over my power pole.ReplyDelete
Yikes! Wonder what the flowers will be like ....ReplyDelete
Oh, lucky you. I've always wanted to try growing them and wonder how they would do here? You've inspired me.ReplyDelete
Hi Troutbirder - yup they be big!! Love them ... cheers HilaryReplyDelete
Now I am going to have to try elephants ears! Wonder where I can find some tubers...…ReplyDelete
I do a lot of caladium- nice colors, but only 2 feet tall.
Dear Troutbirder, I never really knew what the elephant ear plant was. Now I do, and I'm amazed! Peace.ReplyDelete
Amazing plant! Quite gorgeous!ReplyDelete
I see you read Killer Angels. I am not a fan of war literature but I really loved that book. What an amazing read!
I would love to visit Minnesota again some time. We used to go up to the Boundary Waters every few years. I wish it could stay the same but looks like trump is doing his best to ruin it with permitting destructive, polluting mining near by.
Just like the old song says, "Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone."
I really like your new decorative designs! it's beautiful so much and good idea on site.ReplyDelete
Hah! Impressive and living up to its namesake.ReplyDelete
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Thanks for the share. That was so wonderful to see how tiny they were in the first photo and then they grow so wonderfully big. Wow, we are amazed how big they got. Great job with comparing then to elephant ears. Have a wonderful day.ReplyDelete
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