Welcome to page sixty-four of a journey through the year 2002 in my garden.
First Week of August  

These are naked ladies. They are actually a hardy variety of amaryllis. Their foliage appears in early spring to feed the bulb. When the weather turns warm, the foliage dies back and we don't see anything of them until August. About the time the weather turns intolerably hot, they send up sturdy stems almost overnight and open into several delicate trumpets. I really like them because there are so few other flowers blooming in the garden in August. The green blades you see around the naked ladies are iris leaves, so my naked ladies are not really so naked.

he last picture is another color of crepe myrtle. It is unusual because it has two colors, white and pink, together. 


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Naked Ladies
Naked Ladies Crepe Myrtle

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