Sunday, April 05, 2009

April: Sun Star

Today was supposed to be snowy and sleety and awful. While I did get pelted with a bit of sleet when I ran my errands, I didn't mind a bit and now the sun is shining. I had an Evil Scheme to buy an Easter lily at the grocery store but when I got there, they were underwhelming (except for the sickly-sweet scent, which was overwhelming) and it occurred to me that they are one of my least favorite lilies so why did I want one?

However, this followed me home from Home Despot:
Ornithogalum 'Sun Star', probably O. dubium, family Hyacinthaceae as if you couldn't tell.


It's a bulb so must be treated as such. I often lose patience with indoor bulbs after the first die-back but I couldn't pass this one up!

HD also had the most gorgeous anemones but it's TOO EARLY so stop tempting me!! Even HD knows it's too early, had them on carts indoors. Hopefully they'll still be around in a month.


Cathy S. said...

That's why one anemone plant jumped right into my cart when I was at Home Depot. I know when it's the right time to plant it there won't be any just like last year ;(
But that orange color on the bulb is just nice and bright!

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

Lovely color.... cant wait to plant more!! ~ bangchik

Gail said...

Well I can see why...great looking! gail

Frances said...

Hi Bintie, I saw that same plant at the grocer's and looked at it very carefully. Since many of the ornithogalum's are hardy here in TN I was excited. Reading on down the tag, it said zones 9-10. It would have to be kept inside during the winter so I didn't buy it. But man, it was a beauty! I wanted an Easter lily too, but missed the window of opportunity with that one. They are all gone now.