A New Spider in the ‘Hood

Ten years ago a friend was redesigning her flower beds at the front of her house. She gave me the choice of taking any and all of assorted plants and bulbs.

Several of the bulbs I tucked at the base of several pine trees. Several years they put out some spindly growth that looked like daffodils, although they never bloomed.

One of the hurricane-damaged pines fell over on August 24, 2018.

Almost a month later I was returning home in the evening and noticed something glowing red in the near darkness.

I’d never seen this type of flower before. The internet tells me that it is a spider lily.

Over the course of several days, more bloomed.

I feel lucky to have these beauties. They need light in order to bloom, and when the pine tree fell over, the light was able to warm them enough to spring forth.

And who doesn’t love a good spider in the woods?

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3 Responses to “A New Spider in the ‘Hood”

  1. Emily Says:

    My mother gave me some spider lily bulbs years ago. Sometimes they come up and bloom. Other times they don’t. I really like them. Cheerful in the fall.

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    • Ruth Rawls Says:

      I just found another source that called them Schoolhouse Lilies or Hurricane Lilies since they bloom in September and October. I wonder if there are daffodil bulbs tucked in there also. At any rate, it was a fun surprise to see them! I suppose they would like more sun than they get in this location.


  2. Audrey Bateson Says:

    A very pretty surprise Ruth!  I hope all is well with you and Leslie and family.  As always,  Audrey Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android


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