10.02.2007

Spider Lillies


I always know Fall is here when the Spider Lillie's start popping up all over town and in my yard. I just love these flowers. When I first moved here and found them in my yard I could not figure out why anyone would plant a bulb of such a pretty flower in the middle of the yard. (Of course I soon realised that they grow everywhere around here.) The really funny thing about the flowers in my yard is that every fall when one comes up in a strange location, I dig it up and transplant it in one of my flower beds. Strangely enough the next year one pops up in another odd location and the one's in my flower bed only sprout maybe one flower. This batch came up in my front bed where I know I did not plant them last year. This weekend when I wasn't looking the girls picked a bunch of these flowers ( without asking I might add) so I gathered up a huge bunch after they where done playing "wedding" with them and put them in a vase inside. It gave me a chance to look at them more closely and I was thinking how they look like some of the imagery I've been doing lately on my pots. I tend to enjoy doing representations of flowers instead of real varieties. Since this flower is so unique, it almost looks sort of made up from some one's imagination.

Anyways, they are pretty cool and caused me to think more on my walk this morning about what I'm doing on the current pots I'm working on. Enjoy the photo!

4 comments:

Elaine Spallone said...

Gorgeous flower!! I love how they travel unsuspectingly. I have often thought of adding them to my garden...and their mysterious traveling is more enticement to do so.

It'll be fun to see if they make it unto your pots...maybe they will be as unsuspecting and mysterious with you as you create surfaces...

Anne Webb said...

We have those spider lilies here on the Gulf Coast as well. I wish mine would spread as prolifically as yours have.. This year the tops got eaten before they bloomed. (I'm pretty sure my 7 month old golden-yellow lab was the culprit, but I have no witnesses).

Jen Mecca said...

Anne,
My top where plucks off my flowers as well! ( Of course I caught my culprits.)

Jen Mecca said...

Elaine,
Have you seen the bulbs for these flowers somewhere for sale or do you have them in your yard as well? J