Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Speaking of crinums.....

Nell Jean was, speaking of crinums, that is. I have some that are somewhat different.

Except this one, which is what I think her first picture is, "Mrs. James Hendry" This is the most elegant blooms and a very clean plant. I desperately need to divide mine,( when it warms up.)


This crinum (below) was another 'find' from the brush site. My Husband picked it up when someone discarded it, several of them actually. He brought them home and potted them up, and there they stayed, ugly looking plants. One day I looked out there, and they were blooming like crazy! I was fascinated, as I had never seen a bloom like this. Our guru, Miss Frances called it a 'Ribbon lily', and that is indeed what it looks like; a pile of ribbons. We have a white one as well, but no pictures of it. The white one also came from the brush site, at a different time.

This crinum has the biggest bulb, the size of a gallon bucket, really.

I also have this 'Ellen Bosanquet'. She is one of my favorites. I got her from Chris, of The Southern Bulb Company, when he came down to give a seminar for us a couple of years ago. She is just beautiful!
This is Chris' picture, from his blog, Unique Bulbs for Warm Climates. There is so much information there, check it out!

A resolution for the coming year is to document every plant variety in my garden. I have a new camera, I think I can keep that resolution.

11 comments:

azplantlady said...

Hi Janie,

I love how you rescued this plant and look at the reward - such beautiful blooms.

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Beautiful blooms, and nice foliage too. Great plant!

Wendy said...

What a great surprise your husband brought home! Great resolution - I should try the same!

gld said...

Beautiful blooms; I know absolutely nothing about warm climate bulbs or tropical plants but I do enjoying seeing them.

I am looking forward to seeing the pictures of all your different plants with that new camera!

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

I've got a crinum too. It's a sad looking thing this morning with the temperatures in the upper 20s again. It's not even a year old yet, so there haven't been any blooms. I'm curious as to what it will look like. You and Nell Jean have inspired me to pay more attention to this beautiful plant. Thanks for sharing.

Can you tell me the location of this dump? LOL!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a beautiful find, I love the ribbon looking petals!

Amy said...

Kudos to your husband for rescuing those beautiful blooms. I love that first photo of Mrs. James Hendry...very pretty.

leavesnbloom said...

The ribbon one is so unusual- never seen one like that before. Happy New Year

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Ooops, new year resolutions. Thanks for remindidng!
Interesting plants with pretty flowers. Where is our brush site?

Kimberly said...

The crinum, Queen Emma, is actually one of my favorites! I have several. They grow like crazy in SE Florida, zone 9B. I've heard this bloom called "milk and wine". Lucky you! These sell for $40-50 in the garden center, but they send off lots of pups.

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