I absolutely adore the sweet little Dwarf Crinum. What is not to love about a bulb that changes her bloom each time she chooses to display her beauty?
This morning, she is a single blooming Crinum….petite and lovely. Imagine a perfect white flower that you drew as a child……whimsical and magical. Something out of a Dr. Seuss children’s book. The petals are delicate, and hang down around her face….just five slender petals. In the sun, she will bloom just a day…..but in the dappled sun or shade, her blooms will last longer. She certainly is a sight to behold.
Tomorrow, I have more blooms that should be showing the world their beauty….singles and doubles. This heirloom bulb is a real treasure, and I am working hard to protect her and propagate the bulbs. Hopefully, next year I will have some to share.
Happy Gardening, my friends. Remember…..life is beautiful. The small blooms do matter. Keep your eyes focused on beauty, and get those hands in the dirt……studies do show the value of fighting off depression and anxiety through the simple act of gardening. In our political climate, there is a lot to be anxious about……so fix your eyes on the beauty around you, and beautify the world around you….one little flower at a time.