Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Auricula

I have a collection of Auricula......I really like the dainty flowers.......
Rabbits also enjoy the blooms.......when I first moved here I planted them in the borders, only to see them disappear........

I now keep them in pots..........


and display them on a vintage stand I bought at the reclaimation centre.........



26 comments:

SweetAnnee said...

Lovely lovely
I've grown them
but they don't do well
here in Midwest USA
or I am just not doing
them right

smiles..
whooo whooo
love those owls too
Deena

Brenda said...

What a sweet little stand that is! A real asset to your garden.
Brenda

Cheryl said...

Hi Deena......auricula in pots are much easier as you can give them exactly what they need......

Love that owl......

Cheryl said...

Thank you Brenda, I like it to....

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Hi Cheryl, I love the little dark blooms as well as your plant stand. Smart idea!

Rusty in Miami said...

Sometimes that is the only way to out smart the little critters

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Cheryl, I love the deep rich purple of the petals, the plant stand is so pretty, and what a very ingenious way to outsmart Mr and Mrs Bunny.

Patsi (Garden Endeavors) said...

Never heard of Auricula before,adorable flowers.
Gotta have that stand!!
Very artsy against the brick wall.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I can see why you like them so well Cheryl. They are little beauties. I am sure anything that pretty tastes good, especially to the rabbits. Those rascals.

I wish Poppi and Riley could come over and help with the ova epidemic that we had here this Easter. My Grands are a little too old for such exercises. Too bad for me. :(

Wendy said...

Pretty little flowers. I like them too. I also like your vintage plant stand. It looks just right to display your auricula.

Rose said...

I'm not familiar with auricula, but they look so familiar. I wonder if we have a different name for them in the U.S.? How clever of you to outsmart the rabbits, Cheryl; and I love that vintage plant stand.

Ruth said...

Rabbits, so cute but how they love fresh spring growth. I have never heard of this flower. I do like your flower stand.

Tawnya said...

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Libby said...

Funnily enough they are not a flower I like, Never have done, don't know why really!

marmee said...

so lovely, glad you found a way of still growing them away from the bunnies. i have never heard of these but they are beautiful. i love the stand and the simple pots you have them in. it's great to see and learn about new plants.

ShySongbird said...

I remember reading or seeing some time ago that there is an Auricula society and some people specialise in collecting only them and can become quite obsessive.
They look just right on your stand.

Gail said...

Hello Cheryl, I don't know this sweetie pie flower name ...I love meeting new flowers. It looks like you've found a good way to have your flowers and keep them from being eaten, too! Have a good afternoon....gail

NCmountainwoman said...

Great idea to protect the lovely little flowers. It's a beautiful stand.

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa.......how old are your grandchildren?? They grow so quickly don't they??

Cheryl said...

Hi Rose Auricula are a member of the primula family....so I expect you have seen them.....
as for the rabbits, the kittens are about, and there is even more damage in the garden......for the first time ever, many of the tulips have disappeared.....strange they are not supposed to like them!!!

Cheryl said...

Hi Libby....it would be boring if we all liked the same thing.....I think you either love or loathe Auricula.....

Cheryl said...

Hi Marmee....that is one of the things I really enjoy about blogging....seeing new plants....and different ways of planting......passing our ideas on is great fun, don't you think??

Cheryl said...

Hi ShySongbird, I have read that to....obsession is not for me but I do like them very much. I split mine every year and give some away......sharing is more my thing.....

Cheryl said...

Hi Gail....I always have to be one step ahead of the bunnies.....

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
They are charming! They look like the Primroses we have. They are not hardy for me. I do love having a few every year just because they are so charming! I treat them as early spring plants the same way I do the pansies.
Sometimes we have to put the tasties "up" where the rabbits cannot get them. There are so many treats in the gardens for the rabbits. I am thinking about netting my lettuces and peas this year.
Your plant stand is very pretty. I am enjoying your garden this Spring!
Sherry

beckie said...

Cheryl, these are lovely plants. I don't blame you for not wanting to share with the rabbits-they are way to pretty. Hope you are doing okay. :)