Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Friday, August 22, 2008

What a Surprise!

These flowers are what I've always called Surprise Lily. Some people know them as Magic Lily or Naked Lady. They grow from bulbs that just produce leaves in the Spring. The leaves are a thick clump that resemble wide daffodil leaves. After a few weeks, the leaves die back and the area where the bulbs are planted is bare for a while.

Then in August, surprise! About the time I have completely forgotten about them, suddenly new flowers start to emerge.

When the flowers open, they are pretty, pink, sort of exotic looking lilies.

What a nice surprise!

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