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Lilies all around

My garden is bursting with these lilies at the moment.  I want to share this with you for the nature Tuesday Challenge. Yesterday, when I went out for my walk I noticed a number of tiny golden lilies on the road sides. The playground where the neighborhood children play soccer is dotted with  the yellow lilies  as well.

After the thunder storms these lilies appear from no where and so they are commonly called rain lilies. Zephranthes is the botanical name and there are 70 plus subspecies. The pink ones in the picture are called Zephranthes Rosea , these crocus like flowers bloom in summer. Thunder storms, heavy rains and heaving watering could easily trigger these plants to bloom when the temperatures are high.  Just a feed of organic fertilizer can keeps these blooms coming for months.

These bulbs do not need to be dug out in hot climates , their deep green grass like foliage remain fresh and elegant in the non flowering seasons as well.

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