Thursday, August 25, 2016
NAKED LADIES REDUX
After reading my article about clematis, a friend mentioned that I should write about "Naked Ladies"; I told him that I already had.
This is my Sue's News article from August, 2013:
"Naked Ladies" are amaryllis and the plants have beautiful foliage in the spring which dies away and then the "naked ladies" emerge with their breathtaking beauty in the summer.
I thought that I had a great number of "naked ladies" blooming this year until I passed a woman's house and she has them growing in her front yard, her side yard, and in her back yard. I stopped to tell her what joy it gave me to see them and I asked for permission to photograph her gorgeous display. She told me that the plants had been growing there since her mother's time and that I was welcome to return in the fall to dig some bulbs.
A friend just became acquainted with the lovely amaryllis this year--I had to drag her out to see the splendid display-and to take the pictures you see here.