I looked at the foliage of Crinums, Calla lilies, Agapanthus, Amaryllis and Lycoris this afternoon, knowing that a killing frost will take most of them out soon, until warm weather comes again and brings summer blooms. Well, not lycoris radiata; it has nice dark green foliage all winter, great for edging beds.
Then I came inside and ordered Lilies and other treats from Van Engelen's 40% off sale. I skipped the daffodiils; bought a few earlier that I have not yet planted. There are a few tulips in pots chilling in the extra fridge. I did order 10 Festival Blue Hyacinths just to try, those that are supposed to resemble the old hyacinths we used to grow when I was a kid.
Lilies, love those lilies: 5 pink asiatics, 5 pink LAs, 5 cerneum species, for the pink rose bed I call the Briarpatch.
More yellow Dazzle for the front islands, they did so well in previous years we need more.
More Orania; both the butterflies and I found it irresistable.
'Orania' means something like, 'A gift from the Heavens' and is one of the muses.
Another colorful Orienpet called 'Touching' for the upper garden and to make my order meet the minimum, 5 Calla aethiopica to pot and force in the greenhouse.