Okay, I’m showing my age, but does anyone remember hearing about the old TV show “Queen for a Day”? It started in the late 1940’s as a radio show and became a popular daytime TV show in in the 50’s and early 60’s.
My mother and thousands of other ladies watched as women told sob stories to be chosen as queen and receive gifts like refrigerators. The winner was crowned, draped with a red velvet robe and placed on a throne. She reigned for a day.
The spider shape of “Frans Hals” grows on a taller stem. Probably named after an artist during the Dutch Golden Age with most of the best work done during the 1600’s. Frans Hals painted mostly portraits or groups of people.
The blue flowers are Black and Blue Sage (Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’) in a pot in front of the Moon Flower. This plant also needs semi-shade: at least in the hot Texas sun.
“Viva la Vida” is double cross lily. An Asiatic hybrid was crossed with a fragrant Oriental and then crossed back with another Asiatic lily. This one doesn’t truly apply for queen for a day since its blooms last a few days.
The last painting by Frida Kahlo in 1954 was named Viva la Vida.
I’m a big fan of bulbs, corm, and tubers like daylilies, irises, and crinums. They’re a great investment that multiples over time.
“We might think that we are nurturing our garden, but of course, it’s our garden that is really nurturing us.” Jenny Uglow