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Sunday, June 5, 2011
My Small Patch of Pink Rain Lilies
Florida has been experiencing a rain deficit for several weeks. It isn't unusual for May. Still we wish for those occasional showers to lessen the burden on our plants.
Recently I posted a view of Helen's (my neighbor) amazing display of rain lilies that burst open in all their glory following the last brief rain we had. Nothing really compares to seeing them en masse as she grows them.
This week only days after an unexpected (albeit brief) relief from the dry spell my own small patch of rain lilies (Zephyranthes grandiflora) decided to wake up.
Seeing the spears of bulging pink buds one day means the flowers will open into trumpets of pink pretties the next. (Can you spot the bonus-critter on one of the scapes?)
It's a sure thing. You can count on it.
Opening slowly but fully as the morning wanes and lasting only about 48 hours. Until the next round of buds seemingly shoots up overnight after another good rainshower. All summer long we can expect to see them.
A cheery grouping in a sunny location. This patch is sited on the southside of the pool cage and catches my attention easily from the back porch. They always bring a smile to my face.