Spider lilies frequently appear following heavy rains from
a hurricane. We did get some rain before they bloomed.
When the flowers fade, green leaves appear that last all winter,
making a pleasant edging along the beds.
There are some spring bulbs planted in this bed as well.
A spot of sunlight makes these look faded.
This Spider Lily came up with a wild poinsettia.
I am thinking I need to pinch the flowers of the poinsettia
and see if it puts on another cluster of flowers and the bracts
turn red as the days shorten.
I don't want this wild thing to go to seed and
plant itself all over next summer.
This one just showed up.
We'll have fragrance most of the winter as well
from the tiny lemony-sweet blooms of Tea Olive.
The walk to the mailbox is very pleasant since
Osmanthus fragrans started bloom.
These are the best blooms I've seen on this plant, ever.
Secrets of a Seedscatterer