Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Passalong present ... awesome Oxblood lilies

What wonderful garden blogging friends I have. Today I had a delightful tour of Zanthan Gardens and tonight I am the proud and thankful owner of a bucket-o-Oxblood lilies.

MSS shared her amazing bounty with me, as she has with so many others in the gardening community. Her post and her photos of her collection, truly are amazing, as is her garden. We had fun talking to her goldfish in the pond and sharing garden tales.
So I promptly brought my bucket home and found special places to tuck these beautiful specimens. I divided them into four groups -- two went into the corner bed and two went into the shade bed.

They are all safe and sound asleep tonight inside the fence, as I learned that the deer do like them with their salad.

For more on deer salad - see the sidebar!

4 comments:

Gail said...

Welcome to your new home "MSS Oxblood Lilies"! May you grow strong and beautiful.

Gail

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a haul. Can't wait to see them blooming next year.

Diana said...

Gail - thanks for the blessing for my bulbs! I hope I don't kill them - that would be bad!

Lisa - I know - it felt like Christmas in October to me. I can't wait to see them next year, too. I have Spring bulbs on the brain, too, but we can't plant them here in Austin until after Thanksgiving!

Lancashire rose said...

I also was the recipient of some Oxblood lilies from MSS' garden. I enjoyed them in the house whilst they were flowering and then they went outside in my front garden. I don't want anyone to miss them when they come in through the gate.