Do you ever feel like you are being used? Sorry my friends, but you are all so SMART, I just know that at least one of you will be able to identify this plant for me! (NOTE- Plant has been identified for me by Kristi from thickethouse. Thanks, Kristi!) My brother gave us this plant last year and we have no idea what it is. (He is not sure of it either. He says that it is a cutting from a plant that we gave him! If so, we gave him a plant that we must have liked the look of without knowing of its name!)
Anyway, the photo above was from May of last year, of the flower in bloom and the following is from this year...
The plant has leaves kind of like...well, I would say like an iris. (I wouldn't say it is an iris, it is just that the leaves remind me of my Dutch iris.) The buds are pictured above and when you see them in the morning like this, by lunchtime, they bloom into ....
THIS beautiful flower! It is creamy white with the most exquisite blue and brown center and look at the middle part, like three small crosses connected at the base of each cross. It has a delicate fragrance that is lovely. Ah, if only I could make it into perfume!
Okay! Here is the plant as well as I am able to photograph it for you. Richard says it reminds him of a spider plant, see how it has the little plantlets at the bottom? If we get those off and plant them, we could make more plants! So, what do you think it is? Let me know!
I appreciate your help!
Really pretty, don't you think? We really are enjoying these flowers!
And just to show you...the photo above is of our Dutch irises, you can see what I mean how the leaves are similar.
And you can take the man out of England but you can tell by our flowers, you can't take England out of the man! We have our English garden on our front steps! And these are early days, wait until the summer, flowers will be blooming from all corners!
Chives in bloom! That colour! (There, I spelled it the English way.)