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Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Battered and Bedraggled.

late last week (thursday?) a very violent line of thunderstorms moved through the houston area and dumped ~2 inches of rain on our house. the flowers on the poor oxblood lilies did not fare well. they were too pitiful for me to even take pictures.

then, to add insult to injury, when i looked at them yesterday i saw that one of the stems had been snapped in two and left lying on the ground. i suspect squirrels because there was evidence of squirrel digging activity in the mulch around the lilies. i hope the stem tasted awful.

oh well, they were lovely while they lasted. now, hopefully, they'll put up some leaves and get to work making offsets so i can have a better show someday.

Posted by Erica Bess Duncan in Problems, Weather | Permalink


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The lovely thing about gardening.
"Next Year"
Makes a great mantra.

You got some good shots of them while they were unbowed.

Posted by: jenn | Sep 10, 2003 4:16:06 PM

thanks, jenn. patience is indeed a virtue, especially for gardeners.

Posted by: erica | Sep 11, 2003 8:21:29 PM