|Petasites Japonicas 'giganteus' in the morning light|
I think that My Pirate is slowly becoming a gardener. Last year at the Rare Plant Sale he impulsively bought a Japanese Coltsfoot, Petasites Japonicas 'giganteus'. We cut the plant into three sections and planted it in the Shock and Awe Bed. (Although lately, we're referring to it as the Shockingly Awful Bed.) It's the place in the front where I plant fun plants. We added our new poetry post to the area this spring.
|Petasites Japonicas 'giganteus' leaf|
I also planted a Tetrapanax papyrifera 'Steroidal Giant' in the front corner. Pure insanity.
And those leaves are over three feet wide now.
|Tetrapanax papyrifera 'steroidal giant' leaf|
And I laughed. He sounded just like me.