Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Surprise Lily, Resurrection Lily, Naked Ladies

No trouble bulbs that have beautiful pink blossoms in the middle of summer. Plant them and forget them. Their noses should be planted just beneath the surface.

These bulbs can take a lot more cold that most people think. Since the foliage comes up with daffodil foliage, I have mine planted where they get winter sun and are well drained. Mulching would probably be a good idea in colder zones. Our coldest Zone 6 winter was last year and mine were not mulched and came up bigger and better than ever. We usually don't get much snow here so the foliage is never covered completely or for very long. After a few years, the foliage can become very lush, robust, and about two feet tall.


When they bloom they are in dappled shade.

Here is a picture of Christmas hiding in the Lycoris foliage earlier this year (April). Learn more about Lycoris from the Pacific Bulb Society. The foliage dies back in June about the time my daylilies begin to bloom.

Succession planting here is daffodils, daylilies, Oriental lilies, Southern Shield Fern, Naked Ladies.

I have noticed the terrestrial Eastern Box Turtle a couple of times lately. His red eye and concave underside denotes male.

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. John Muir

1 comment:

  1. I love these lilies. I was just thinking they should be blooming soon but so far no sign of them.