Gifts in the garden

This is the first time we have purchased a home with an established garden. It has been interesting to see what a previous gardener or several gardeners have done to the property before it became ours.

Calla lilies are grown from rhizomes. Once planted, the rhizomes will multiply producing the trumpet-shaped flower that gardeners love. The calla lily is not really a lily or a calla. It is part of the zantedeschia genus and is native to Southern Africa. It is a hardy flower that grows easily in most soils as long as the climate is humid, such as near Puget Sound.

Read more: Does the Calla Lily Have a Symbolic Meaning? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_4577464_calla-lily-have-symbolic-meaning.html#ixzz1w5l5yteP

Now that it is blooming, the plant is as tall as the fence.

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I have seen them in wedding bouquets and as tiny house plants but this one is huge! I would guess it is ten years old.Image

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