The best time for most Southerners to plant spring bulbs is around Thanksgiving. But if you haven’t bought your bulbs already, you’d better act fast! Most bulbs will be gone by early December. The good news is, right now many bulb suppliers are discounting their bulbs, so you can get a deal.
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Look what popped up in my garden last night after it rained! A red spider lily (Lycoris radiata), one of my favorite fall flowers. If you don’t have any, you really ought to plant some. No bulb is easier and it will probably outlive you.
The best thing about receiving a passalong plant is that every time you see it in your garden, you immediately recall the time you got it and the person who gave it. So it is with my ‘Milk and Wine’ crinum lily, a bulb that will never die.