Simply a diary of lazy adventures in my Austin, Texas shady garden
Friday, June 24, 2011
The Rain Lilies have been sporadically and surprisingly sending up the occasional single blossom as our drought has stretched longer and longer. Then overnight on Wednesday (6/22), we finally got some rain. Temperatures are quickly climbing back towards triple digits and the drought wasn't even fazed, but the Rain Lilies have gratefully responded.
Of the two varieties found in my garden, the Zephyr Lilies (Zephyranthes 'Labuffarosea') have bloomed first, sending up a small cluster of pale whitish-pink flowers. There is also a smattering of singletons scattered about, each with its own individual flower.
The Pink Rain Lilies (Zephyranthes rosea) are also sending up flowers, but none have opened yet - though quite a few should do so soon. Ain't rain wonderful?