a rain lily story

Judy Glattstein jglatt@ptd.net
Sun, 27 Jul 2003 10:06:24 PDT
I have a pot of Habranthus martinez that a friend in England sent me a
couple of years ago when this sort of thing was not only legal, it was also
easy. It has been ignored and overlooked in my greenhouse these last few
months, since all the other "stuff" got moved outdoors. Five days ago I
dribbled some water on it, and the pot has been flowering ever since. It
started with three nice white flowers, and now there are eight.

The bowl of H. robustus (originally obtained from a "big box" store of one
flavor or another) got shoved outside and plunked on the edge of the
driveway. Rain. Flowers. It is taking a break now, but has been rewarding me
with a goodly show of pink flowers.

Anyone out there have Cooperia to share? Someone once sent me some dug from
gunky clay in a Texas ditch. They were wonderful. In the throes of the move
from CT to NJ they got overlooked and froze. I sure would love to have them
back again.

Judy in humid New Jersey where the Stargazer lilies are putting on a show of
their own.

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