Monday, July 28, 2008
One Naked Lady
The other day I was noticing Amaryllis belladonna, common name, Naked Lady blooming around town. It seems I always forget to plant them until I see them in bloom and then regret that I hadn't go around to buying any bulbs. Then the other day I was walking around my garden in Laguna which has a sad case of the summertime blues and is looking a bit ragged around the edges, if you know what I mean (note the weeds popping up behind the bloom above), and there, down near the bottom of the hill was this lone Naked Lady blooming away with abandon. I then remembered that a few years ago I picked up a couple bulbs someone had brought to a Master Gardener's meeting to share with the group. They sat in the garage for months before I grabbed them and put them in the ground without much thought. What a lovely surprise for me this week!