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Sunday, March 30, 2008
Just yesterday I noticed buds on a couple of the day lilies. Today as I was mowing, I literally gasped when I spotted this lily that had burst open to greet me. I hurried to get my camera- then I slowed down while chuckling to (at) myself- why was I hurrying?...as if it was going to get away from me. Do you ever do that with a bird or another critter? Well there's a good chance they might get away. But the cheery yellow blossom isn't going anywhere at least not for a day or two. Usually my day lilies bloom around Easter which typically falls in April. By all my accounts this bloom is making its appearance earlier than normal.
Anyone know the name of this one (above)? Until I started blogging all day lilies fell under the same name... day lily. I'm sorry, it just never has been a priority to me to know the botanical names of flowers. The priority was knowing if it would grow for me. Now I'm more curious than ever and most often research to find out names. Could this be the Stella d'Oro?
And then there is the red Amaryllis that made its presentation yesterday. I snapped these photos today while working in the garden. I am beginning to see them everywhere in our area. Always a signal that spring is well underway in Florida.
I separated and transplanted dozens of bulbs over the last few weeks. I don't know the rules about when to do this - I was not too concerned but I do hope I didn't hinder the blooming time for the ones I moved. If so, there's always next year.