While I was out pulling weeds I broke off several of these tall delicate stems. I was sad because I like to see these sweet pink faces swaying in the breeze. I decided to place them into vases just in case they decided to go ahead and open.To my delight another surpise coming from them. They make great cut flowers. Every bud has opened. So far they have been in the vases since Monday and continue to show those pretty pink faces.
Another little surprise from them is that as the bloom ages it gets a purple hue in the petals. I guess I have never had them inside, up close and so easy to view. I will remember that becasue I have quite a few of them in the garden.
I hope that you have a few of these beauties in the garden. They are such tough flowers despite their delicate appearance. Their green leaves come up early in the spring and then dies back and the bloom shoots up on a stem right from the bulb with multiple buds and all open making it such a delight as they seem to appear overnight.
I have planted yellow and red ones but they haven't shown their faces yet. Hmmm I will be on the look out for them now. Do you have Naked Ladies in your garden?? It seems that every region has a different name for them. Gail in Tennessee calls them Surprise Lilies for instance. What do you call them??