Sternbergia lutea or Fall Crocus, sent me from Texas by Barbara Nason.
They were overtaken by yellow Lantana and moved two years ago.
They are now beside the walk to the mailbox so I can see them better.
Fall can bring as many pretty blossoms from bulbs as Spring, but they're not as popular for some reason. Maybe because bulbs in spring follow a rather bleak winter. Summer flowers are still in bloom when the fall bulbs suddenly appear.
Rhodophiala bifida, Schoolhouse lily, also a Texas bulb, sent by Janie Varley.
These multiplied and I divided them two years ago an spread them around.
These are only the second bloom of each of these to emerge this year.
I'm waiting for Lycoris squamigera and Lycoris radiata to bloom. They may be waiting for the hurricane to bring lots more water -- they had 0.8 inch of rain yesterday. The Lycorises are sometimes called 'Hurricane Lilies' because they bloom in late August and early September, usually just after remnants of a tropical storm drops drenching rain on us.
If the hurricane stays on track, winds and rain of Isaac may reach us by Tuesday.