"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived" Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854)

"Judge every day not by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you sow." - Robert Louis Stevenson

Monday, May 31, 2010

IDing This Mystery Plant

Today we noticed a new plant growing here on the homestead. Never seen this before, also had a neighbor take a look and they never seen such a plant either. Maybe you might have.

Here's the strange part. This fruit that is way below the top part looks like some kind of ear of corn growing but the plant part does not look like any corn plant I have ever seen. The plant is about 36 inches tall

So if you know this mystery plant I'd be sure pleased if you leave a comment about it. Thanks

Here's some other flower pic's that I planted on our homestead.
Bee Balm one of my favorite plants Monarda didyma "Purple Rooster" great name

Another favorite Echinacea coneflower -Echinacea hybrid

Yarrow Achilla Strawberry Seduction great for flower arrangements

Strawflower Chrysocephalum apiculatum , Little flowers on this plant

Well I thought I was done planting tomatoes, think again linda. If around 300 plants were not enough Mom and Sis gave me about 100 more b/c they were tired of planting there 130 plants. Oh no , nothing like putting another 100 out.

Thing is once there planted I'll be done. What am I say'n its only begun. There will be horn worms to pick off, watering, picking a warm tomato and eating it right there in the garden, got to carry my salt shaker. And then the harvest and canning.

But when the winter snows blow , I'll pop the lid off a jar and fix up some hot veggie soup. But there will be plenty of BLT's before soup time. Unless I make some of that cold soup, oh whats the name of that stuff?

So I'm waiting for it to cool down and start planting again. I just fixed BBQ ribs, potato salad and corn on the cob for din din, so thought I'd get a journal in for today while I'm resting. Ate to much :).

Yesterday I put corn, okra,collards, cabbage, seeds of a flower mix and tomatoes in the third garden. This evening along with the tomatoes, theres peppers and cabbage to set out.

Later tonight, dark time Mom and sis are coming out and we are going to watch a movie outside, lol. Its pitch dark out here in the woods and sis got her a projector and big screen. So well bring out out comfy chairs, pop some popcorn and feel like the old days when they had drive in's.

Do you remember those drive'in's? Are there any still around and open? Those where great days when the family went to the drive in. I loved the concession stands and how they would show all the good foods on the really big screen. No entertainment center can match those big screens.

Well off to the gardens. I'll check in later after the movie and see what you all did for the weekend.

Many Blessings


  1. Linda, I think it is green dragon (Arisaema dracontium). If you do a google search on the images with that name, it shows a bunch. We have them here in moist woods. The berries turn bright red later on. Related to jack-in-the-pulpit, if it's the same plant as ours.

    Hope that helps at least point you in a direction that helps!

  2. Ha! I was just going to post that I have a friend who might know and her name's Roxann :)

    I've never seen an echinacea that color, it looks like a sunset. Beautiful place and beautiful life, good on ya!

  3. Haha! *waves across the holler* Howdy, Juli :)

  4. I am just searching for the name of this mystery plant too!! Did you find out what it is?


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