Turk's Cap or Malvaviscus drummondii
Ever since I read about turk's cap over at Zanthan Gardens
I've wanted one.
I pass them everyday on my way to and from work.
They have been blooming up and down Old Shell for months now.
How pretty it would be blooming next to our bedroom window!
I could have gone and bought one from Plant Delights for $11 (plus shipping),
but when someone called it a weed online
it was all I could take.
I made a plan to go steal a cutting this weekend.
I loaded up the babe, the stroller, and some clippers
(who knows how woody this thing might be)
and headed out for the great heist.
Actually it didn't turn out to be all that exciting.
It just happend to be growing down an alleyway,
not in front of anyone's house,
with a bunch of other weedy plants.
Underneath the large mother plants were little babies.
I pulled one up.
Probably not a great example for Alex,
if he even knew what his crazy mother was doing.
I got my weed, Yay!!