Amaryllis vs Lycoris

Jim McKenney
Sat, 14 Aug 2004 06:12:26 PDT
Jamie wrote: 
>you crack me up!  I kinda prefer this floozy to the belladona, but that may
>be due to A. belladona being so unreliable in my garden.  It blooms once
>every 3 years or so.  Then again, I like plants with a bit of "trash".  My
>favourite Paeonia hurt most eyes!

Jamie, no one has ever accused me of having impeccably good taste. And as
for "trash", parts of my garden are only a few levels above what is known
locally as "white trash gardening". I just throw in the occasional
Cardiocrinum, Helonias or Lilium grayi to disarm the critics - critics who
are no doubt shielding their eyes from my magenta peonies while they take
in the Cypripedium japonicum or the Welwitschia. 

You mentioned in an earlier post that you had some tree peony pictures you
would be willing to post. I have some of my own. I know it's a bit off
topic for this list, so if they are deemed unsuitable for PBS, let's
exchange some privately. 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where dumpster-diving,
trash-gardener Jim is still hot on the trail of huitlacoche. 

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