Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Mystery flower

Yesterday, mom called me from the front porch, "Sarah did you plant something right here?"
As I had no clue where 'right here' was, I went out to investigate, and seen to my surprise a flower right smack in the midst of weeds, by the front-porch. (I would describe it, but I thought that a picture would make more sense...) :)              
After I seen the flower, I remembered that I had planted some bulbs there sometime....(I don't remember when)(sometime this year), and they never came up. So here I was, all exited that they finally bloomed, when I remembered--I had planted at least 25-30 bulbs!!!! And all of 2 ended up coming up. :(   If anyone has any idea what kind of flower this is, please let me know! :)

6 comments:

  1. I discovered these growing in miscellaneous places (mostly in the middle of a yard or somewhere a bit grown over) about this time last year, and after we were picking some and put them inside, Neil came over (he does a lot of grass cutting for people) and laughed because he had mowed over a bunch of those because they are apparently just weeds. Our cello teacher confirmed it later too...
    Isn't it funny that we can be so happy over weeds? :D Hey, that almost sounds like it could be a profound metaphor if I knew how....

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  2. J.W.J. Priex line society conversationSeptember 14, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    I know.... It's a.... It's aaa.... It's a sa..... I don't know.

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  3. You guys always end up with cool looking flowers! How come we can't get any of those? :D

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  4. Sarah, that looks suspiciously exactly like a spider lily. Google it and tell me if it looks right.

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  5. Oops, a RED spider lily.
    :)
    We found one at co-op two years ago, when we were still at Mrs. Timbrook's house, growing along the road. It was so cool-looking, we all fought over it :)

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  6. In late summer, most often during September, red spider lilies will begin to sprout and bloom. The stems and flower buds quickly emerge reaching their height in about a week. Since they often go unnoticed until they are in full bloom, it is a surprise when all of the flowers appear because it happens in such a short period of time. There is no foliage present during this time.

    Found this on a website. Here's the link: http://www.qualityflowerbulbs.com/redspiderlily
    Sorry for all the comments, but you sparked my interest!!!

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