Saturday, October 15, 2011

October, 2011 - Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

The 15th of every month garden writers throughout the blogosphere take part in this monthly event originated by May Dreams Gardens. It's an opportunity to observe and comment on what plants/flowers are thriving in gardens throughout the US and the world.

Following our recent rainfall event and with some cooler temps, a variety of Lilies are popping up all over the island. I grabbed these images, all within a few blocks of our house, while riding my bike up to the seawall.

What makes this so amazing is that the soil was completely BONE DRY just days ago and now these guys are all over the place. Guess it goes to show - Mother Nature doesn't need much encouragement to do her thing...

Red Oxblood  Lily - Rhodophiala bifida

White Rain Lily - Cooperia Drummondii

Pink Rain Lily - Zephyranthes grandiflora

 Yellow Rain Lily - Zephyranthes citrina

Yellow Spider Lily - Lycoris Aurea
In Mandarin it's called hu di xiao,
literally meaning "suddenly the earth smiles".

Be sure to check out May Dreams Gardens for a listing of other Bloom Day postings.


Carolyn @ Carolyn's Shade Gardens said...

Lovely unusual plants. Happy GBBD.

David said...

Great collection there. I saw a yard FULL of the yellow rain lillies today and thought what fun it would be to have such a show each time it rained.
Happy GBBD!