Thursday, July 28, 2011


Nearly every year my "Surprise Lilies" (Lycoris, "Naked Ladies", etc.) really do surprise me. The leave die off in the spring, but the flower stalks don't emerge until July. Mine are planted on the side of the house I visit the least often, so I often miss their emergence. This year I was still mulching in July (bad me!), so I saw them coming.


  1. Nice! I'm still waiting to be surprised.
    Since it's been so dry, I'm afraid they may not come up to bloom.

  2. Is there anything less demanding than Naked Ladies? They suprise me every Aug 1st!