Wordless Wednesday: Oxblood Lily

rhodophiala, photography, amy myers, small sunny garden, desert garden, bulbs
Rhodophiala bifida
rhodophiala, photography, amy myers, small sunny garden, desert garden, bulbs

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Comments: 6 (Discussion closed)
  • #1

    Kris P (Wednesday, 30 November 2016 13:31)

    They're so pretty! I've admired them on the Texas blogs too. I've never seen them here.

  • #2

    Hollis (Wednesday, 30 November 2016 18:16)

    No worries Amy, I totally understand about not "keeping up"--I've been such a working girl lately that I haven't been able to keep up with the bloggers I follow who write longer posts. Really too bad, I enjoy them. Your posts are different--beautiful refreshing photos, great for my tired brain ;-) Speaking of which, beautiful Rhodophiala!

  • #3

    Cathy (Thursday, 01 December 2016 01:55)

    Quite beautiful. More delicate than the Amaryllis we get here for our Christmas bouquets.

  • #4

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Thursday, 01 December 2016 10:24)

    Kris - Yes, some of the best reviews I saw came from Texas ;-) I ordered my bulbs from California though, from Bill the Bulb Baron, who is up in Santa Cruz, I think. Being small, they're not as showy as their larger relatives, but they seem like a good choice for dry gardening. Here's hoping, anyway...!

  • #5

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Thursday, 01 December 2016 10:28)

    Hollis - Thank you so much for the kind comment! Blog following is a time-consuming and data-consuming pleasure. It seems when I have either one, I'm lacking the other... But I love being able to follow along on your plant and rock adventures :)

  • #6

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Thursday, 01 December 2016 10:34)

    Cathy - I think it's interesting to compare the two. The Rhodophiala are much smaller, somewhat daintier, and unmistakably a basic species plant, rather than a garden hybrid. One can definitely see the family resemblance all the same! Thanks so much :)