Sunday, June 1, 2008

Aunt Beedie Mae's Amaryllis

This lovely amaryllis joins the Cottage Garden all the way from Aunt Beedie Mae's home in south Florida, by way of my sister's garden in north Louisiana. It always amazes me that it can thrive here in north Arkansas, but I guess it has a pretty wide range of hardiness zones. Besides that, my sister sliced the edge of the bulb when she dug it for me three years ago.

It was in bloom about a week ago. It's showy for a few days and then fades away. The Cottage Garden is heavy on pinks, blues, and purples (lots of cornflowers and larkspurs right now), but there are touches of red and yellow here and there.

Thanks to Skye for the picture, as usual.

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