Thursday, September 26, 2013

What the cooler weather has brought

There are now flowers on one rose plant, chile plants, four o'clocks, cosmos, milkweed, hyacinth beans, Turk's caps, and lantana. The rain certainly helped. After beginning slowly, the show of oxblood lilies (rhodophila bifidis) may be the best ever. There are white rain lilies and stalks of small pink schoolhouse/oxblood lily flowers from something bought on sale at Wheatsville on sale. Perhaps this will be a year when lycoris radiata shows itself.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Harbingers of autumn

Tiny sprouts of oxblood lily (rhodophiala bifida) have been visible for a week. Yesterday brought the first bloom stalk and today, the second. Garlic chives are in bloom. The squirrels are busy with scant and very small pecans. The slant of light is different. The end of summer can now be envisioned.