Saturday, October 6, 2012

A Disappointing Hurricane Season

It has been a disappointing hurricane season.

Not the storms---the lilies.

Every August we look forward to our hurricane lilies blooming in September. We have dozens in two varieties.

These pictures are from previous years. The reds are about seven inches across and the goldens are even larger.

I do not understand why, but this year was a "bust" for hurricane lily blooms. I know where they normally show up in the gardens of others, and they weren't there either. I am not sure if it might have been the long drought or the ten plus inches of rain that we had in August or something different entirely. The green, strappy leaves that follow the blooms are now up, so they are still alive.

We shall just have to look forward to them next September.

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