Moreover, since my Ophipogon planiscapus have been temporarily removed (for the winter season) from their "normal" location in the garden, they are huddled on the terrace's "floor" amongst the other things which I grow, and their specific location is indicated by the three white arrows in the aerial image at the top of today's blog entry. The one to the far left is "off camera" and the other two are on a diagonal from each other.
It is the Ophipogon planiscapus that can be seen in the upper portion of the image, and in a close-up image below,
that won the coin toss as to which Ophipogon planiscapus would serve as the spokes-plant, and/ or advisor to yours truly for the 2011 year-end review.
Oddly enough, he also won a coin toss earlier this year regarding who should be a spokes-plant, and I must say the role comes very naturally to him, because he did an excellent job, which you can see for yourself by clicking here and here.
And the following pictures are ones that highlight her 2011 year-end review in my terrace garden.
Lady Phlox Subulata was one of the first things to awken from a winter slumber on April 8, 2011 as seen above. She woke from her sleep slowly,
and, twenty days later produced her first beautiful flower as indicated in the picture immediately above this text.
She continued through May to produce lovely flowers as seen below,
and these were a delight to me as was her awesome lush foliage, which remained throughout all the seasons, including the time she was tucked into bed for the 2011-2012 winter.
But I am told that what Lady Phlox Subulata enjoyed the most was the day she received her name tag (seen in the image below).
Apparently, she had been feeling left out since she had not been featured in blog posts on TLLG or nybg's tumblr, so I am glad that my Ophipogon planiscapus suggested we start our review with her, and when she awakens this coming April, I'll make every effort to feature her in my various garden themed venues such as the places I blog, my virtual stories (these include my garden themed movies) that are on Vimeo,
In the meantime, the 2011 year in review will continue intermediately here on TLLG, as my Ophipogon planiscapus and I keep in mind that the gardening year begins in April so we still have time to give each of the things that grow here a close-up.