Keep in mind who I am - a little old Granny - well, maybe not so little - but old and you know I am a Granny - several times.
Here I am - in my own piece of the world - just a kindly Christian lady - (Baptist, I thank you),
minding my own, staying out of the way, pretending everything is great in my flower gardens. Oh yes, they are looking much better after the rains during the past several days.
What did I discover - my face is blushing now. Now promise me - you will not under any circumstances call the deacons or Brother Clint.
Out there in the Peach tree flower garden (or is it the Garden of Eden) - this is what I found:
"Two Naked Ladies"
Just kidding - I did not know I had these plants. I did know for the past several years in this location a plant would come up with such pretty leaves...stay lush looking for quite a while and then die. I didn't bother it as the leaves were attractive.
I do not remember planting the bulb for this...but a dear friend of mine gave me a variety of bulbs several years ago and I planted them in various places. Probably the name on the package was something other than Naked Ladies...as I am sure I would have remembered. I have admired them in other yards for several years now.
Also the strange thing about these plants...just a couple or so days ago I saw these plants coming out of the ground. I thought they looked similar to the buds of an amaryllis plant - well come to find out the "Ladies" are of that family. Boy, do they grow fast - when I first spotted them which was 2 or 3 days ago they were about 3 inches tall -today they are a good 18 inches in heighth.
Perhaps, on second thought you can let the preacher in our little secret.