Look What's Up in Flower Mound

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Red Spider Lily or Hurricane Lily 
(Lycoris Radiata)

Red Spider Lily prefers part day sun location. They display spidery red blooms. Originally from China, they are from the Amaryllis family. They attract the butterfly and people! 

 

 

 

Musings by Patricia 9/25/2016

 

Regardless of what the calendar or the weatherman says, I always know when Fall has arrived in my Flower Mound garden when these beautiful late flowers pop up out of the ground. There is one flower to every stem and not a single leaf. The color is always the same and every year they still amaze me. It's as if I have visitors for awhile and I'm reminded to treat them special by giving them a lot of attention. But the truth is, when I received them, I didn't even know their name or what they needed. I found out they are self-sufficient and don't require fertilizer or anything else. All they do is show up and for a period of time, they cause me to smile. As summer comes to an end the Spider Lily comes blazing in and puts on a show! 

 

About 18 years ago a lady came to the office with a bag of bulbs and said her mother was throwing them out and if anyone wanted them, they could have them. I was the only one who took them. Nobody else wanted them. If I didn't take them, the woman was going to throw them in the garbage can. I saved them all! It wasn't until the following year they arrived for an Autumn visit and I was in awe. I find them to be very intriguing and beautiful!

 

When it comes to gardening, recycling can make you happy. I wonder how many people would be thrilled to get a bag of dirt with some bulbs inside who would take the time to plant them and wait to see what's up the following year?  

 

©Patricia Feager

 

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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much for sharing this story and your photograph. Enjoy the colors of the season with your camera in hand.

Sep 24, 2016 08:47 PM #1
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Sep 24, 2016 08:47 PM #2
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Gita Bantwal
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I love your post. Thanks for the reminder to buy some bulbs . 

Sep 24, 2016 08:48 PM #3
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Patricia Feager You saw the opportunity and hit the jackpot! These are beautiful flowers!

Sep 24, 2016 09:10 PM #4
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 - Awe! I love your comment and thoughtful words!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Sep 24, 2016 09:15 PM #5
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good morning Patricia Feager ,

Love the color of these flowers!! So brilliant and dainty. I'm sure these bloomed in the lady's garden for years and brought her pleasure every fall..what a gift you received. So glad you recognized the opportunity!

Sep 24, 2016 09:21 PM #6
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Patricia. That red spider lily would definitely attract me! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day!

Sep 24, 2016 10:47 PM #7
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Dorie Dillard - To be honest, I never thought about the other lady's garden. I'm sure it was beautiful and she got years of pleasure too! You're absolutely right - what a gift!

Sep 24, 2016 11:04 PM #8
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Wayne Martin - The Red Spider Lily is an eye opener and such a show stopper too! 

May you enjoy your day too!

Sep 24, 2016 11:05 PM #9
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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Red Spider, or Hurricane is the perfect name for those blossoms, Patricia.  Very unusual and exotic.

Sep 25, 2016 11:59 AM #10
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Love these blossoms, Patricia. Yes, I would have taken the bag of bulbs and planted them like you. In fact, my sister gave me some bulbs a few years ago and they were poker flowers. They are gradually spreading.

Sep 25, 2016 12:07 PM #11
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Patricia, your beautiful Hurrican Lilies are an example of amazing late bloomers, like a lot of people I know!

Sep 26, 2016 12:24 AM #12
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Well howdy Ms. Patricia-love your red lilies, wish they grew here I would plant some!

Sep 27, 2016 07:38 AM #13
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Marco Giancola - if I could trade you the red spider lilies for the beach/ocean, would you do it?

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pretty picture.....reminds me, I have to start thinking about my composter and rain barrel  putting them away for the winter

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