The big Spring "WOW" in the garden ends in dying flowers in the dirt. Everything is just green again, as colors fade away. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, big stalks begin to shoot up from the ground. Soon buds grow and pop open in a huge flower display. Now the spotlight is on the Lily! Your photostudy tonight is of my Saint Joseph Lily Bulbs. Some of these bulbs were originally planted when I was 7 yrs old helping my Mom plant dead looking onions. Turns out, they were not onions. What grew out of that old bulb amazed me so much that I have grown them ever since! Yes, I dug them up to every home I had. Fifty years later: Here they are. Easter will be coming now. I have shared info below from Wikipedia about these lilies and bulbs. I encourage you all to get one of these bulbs and plant it. These are among the easiest to grow, and they multiply. Enjoy!
|A Hippeastrum cultivar in flower|
Detail of Hippeastrum flower
link to photostudy in G+ Albums:
- Amaryllis, Hippeastrum, Narcissus, and several other members of the amaryllis family Amaryllidaceae. This includesonion, garlic, and other alliums, members of the Amaryllid subfamily Allioideae.
- Lily, tulip, and many other members of the lily family Liliaceae.
- Two groups of Iris species, family Iridaceae: subgenus Xiphium (the "Dutch" irises) and subgenus Hermodactyloides (the miniature "rock garden" irises).
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time!
From 2012 (same bulb)