I almost missed the blooming of the Resurrection Lilies.Luckily, I walked over to this side of the house while they were nearly at their peak. While I thought these were early this year, they are blooming almost exactly, to the day, on the same day they bloomed last year. I’m glad I got to see these now and not when they were all done blooming, because no flower in a garden should bloom and not be noticed.
I have been subconsciously, and maybe consciously, avoiding this side of the house because with the drought and the “ten year itch” that some gardens get, it has turned from “decent enough looking” to “down right embarrassing”.
It is my garden of shame.
My excuse? This is where I planted some passalong plants that someone gave me when I moved into my house, and I just needed a place to put the plants until I figured out what I was going to do. Then for several years, it didn’t look too bad, so I left it.
Now this HAS to be my fall project to clear this out and replant it as a proper garden. Hold me to that, insist on pictures later to prove that I did clean it up and replant!
In the meantime, though, don’t you think the Resurrection Lilies (Lycoris squamigera) and the coneflowers are a good color match for the gray of my air conditioning unit?