Monday, September 22, 2008

9/22/08 (Autumn 2008 begins)

School House/Oxblood Lily (Rhodophiala bifida) and Salvia greggii
Oxblood lilies are always a surprise. They are ephemerals so the foliage disappears in the summer. Every year, just when the temperatures start to cool a bit, they pop up out of nowhere. The foliage follows the blooms and is evergreen through the fall and winter. Every year they multiply and before you know it you have a joyful little community of them. They make me, well, they make me happy!

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