“Hurricane Lilies”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
I must be losing it. Yesterday was Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, and I forgot to post the best bloom in the garden. The spider lilies (Lycoris radiata) have started blooming. They always bloom around this time of year which also happens to be the peak of hurricane season. This is why they have the common name of hurricane lily around here. In fact, when we returned home a week after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, everything was dry, but the spider lilies were up, showing off their red blooms. They were certainly a cheery sight amid all the damage.
I usually prefer a deep, blue-red, and not an orangey-red color, but these flowers’ color just seem to go with approaching autumn and are very welcome in the garden.