Thursday, September 16, 2010

Two kinds of lilies.

It's 70 degrees this morning. The house did not cool down like it normally does overnight. I woke up sweating. I've turned the air on for the Realtors. It's going to be another mid 90s day. Same as tomorrow. And Saturday. And Sunday. get the picture.

In the yard, I've started collecting seeds from the Blackberry Lilies. The seed pods are what give them their name. I'll wintersow these to create a mass planting near the street.

Spider Lilies are springing up here and there. They seem to grow up and bloom in just a couple days. The foliage will come along after the blooms have faded. These were here on the property when I bought the house. A few bulbs will leave with me when I go.

No rain in the 10 day forecast. No rain in the past two weeks aside from that paltry 0.05" we received late last week. I'm dragging hoses here and there, spot watering with a small sprinkler. It's got to rain eventually, right?


Kris said...

Oooooh. I love those blackberry lillies. You can grow them from seed??

I have another form of 'naked lady' lily - which I understand is a hardy amaryllis really. They get all their foliage in spring. That dies. Then they bloom in August. Mine sure didn't like the heat this year. Out of 30 bulbs only 2 bloomed. That's 3 years in a row. They are getting yanked. Too bad, so sad.

scottweberpdx said...

Those Spider Lilies are nothing short of stunning...I'm a sucker for anything with long stames like that.

Cindy said...

Spider lilies are commonly known as hurricane lilies around here since they appear at the height of the season.