Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Surprise Lily

This is a non-hardy Surprise Lily. This has to be planted in a pot and taken in during the cold months. The good part about it is you put the pot in the dark and don't water it at all. Early spring bring it out to the light and start watering it. The green part stays all summer, until fall and you start the cycle again. I have 2 pots of these. They bloom off and on all summer. This was given to me by an 89 year old lady the year before she died.

6 comments:

Darla said...

That's a cool plant and very pretty. Nice memory of you old late friend.

Lynne said...

It's a beautiful lily but the memory makes it a treasure.

Sara G said...

Beautiful lily!!
Thanks for sharing it and its story!
Take care

fishing guy said...

leedra: What beautiful colors on your Lily. My neighbor grows them so I get to take some photos.

Denise said...

Isn't that the most gorgeous color. Lilies are such a pretty flower. Great photo!

The Tile Lady said...

What a really gorgeous lily, such rich color! I'm glad to know you can take them in and put them in the dark all winter and then bring them out again. You will enjoy this lovely flower again in the spring!