|Rain Lilies (Zephyranthes Citrina)|
We had rain this week!
One and six tenths inches to be exact.
Everything is perking up and greening up and popping up.
I never remember that we have rain lilies until they pop up.
I'm going into a new direction with my gardens and landscaping.
Well, I'm deep into the research and mostly day dreaming about a new direction.
More on all that later.
For now, suffice it to say that I am embracing all the native plants that grow right here and now on my property.
Yesterday the yellow rain lilies were blooming.
I didn't remember until I saw the blooms that I planned to dig some to plant in a garden rather than depend on seeing them in the lawn that gets mowed.
I stopped after potting 15 or 20.
And then I discovered a white one.
I didn't disturb it.
I was surprised this morning to discover all the yellow lilies closed and a large area of white lilies opened.
Why would one color bloom one day and the other color bloom the next day?
A curious thing until I dug the first white one and discovered the white lilie bulb was deeper than the yellow lilies.
I remembered from my research yesterday that the bulbs will suck themselves down to the correct depth.
I know this is more than you may be interested in but here is one more observance from by bulb digging.
The yellow lilie has no fragrance at all.
The white lilies surprised me this morning with a sweet fragrance.
Creature of the Week
Isn't he beautiful.
I did a quick google search but could not identify him.
He is just a Lizard.
I finally did get photos of the Four O'clocks.
I think they are stunning.