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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Late September Surprise
This fine specimen appeared along our back fence a few days ago.. a bit later than suggested in the description just below. A very interesting flower.. no foliage at all. Just stem and blossom.
Surprise Lily of the South blooms in fall
After a long hot summer in the deep South, the earth comes alive with color from these sleeping bulbs. The Red Spider Lily Lycoris Radiatais a perennial bulb that blooms in late August or September. A single stem emerges out of the ground unexpectedly and within days reaches a foot tall. The bloom opens a spidery look with long filaments that leave the center of the bloom, dip a little, and come up again with distinctive anthers and surrounded by modified petals.
And here she is "up close"
And here is a "clump"....but they are not ours.
Our Gardeniajasminoides .. continues to do her thing as summer starts to cool a bit.
We continue to be thankful for flowers, and gardens, and Master Gardners.
And if you would like to see the latest (in fact all) of the Norchester Garden Club Horticulture Reports, you will find the links HERE Give it a minute to download and click on the one of your choice.