I noticed these lying on the ground in a bed of mini jew underneath.
As I tied this stem to a stake, I noticed a second stem behind.
To orient you, the greenhouse is to the right of shrubbery in
the distant baclground. These Crinums are just outside
the drip line of white Camellias you see here in winter.
A closer view of the second stalk I noticed. The fragrance of these
are incredible. They usually open the night before and stay open
the rest of the next day. Buds continue to open on subsequent days.
Pink Crape Myrtle in the south background.
The vaguely familiar looking green plant above
is Solidago. This particular one sometimes
grows 7 feet tall if I choose to let them go.
Goldenrod. A thug. Native.
Close up Crinum bloom. They smell like Vanilla.
This Gardenia was blooming nearby. Comparing the two,
Gardenia is a heavy, jasmine-like fragrance. Crinum Jagus
has a strong Vanilla scent that carries all over the garden.
Summer bulbs are favorites in my garden. I saw new buds today on Milk and Wine Crinums that were first to bloom of the Crinums and buds on Hymenocallis which are new here since last fall.
What bulbs do you plant that bloom in summer and fall?