The Beautiful Oxblood Lily.
The Oxblood Lily, commonly known as the Schoolhouse Lily or the Hurricane Lily, blooms with the first rainfall after a long, hot Summer. The Oxblood Lily signifies the ending of Sumner, and welcomes Fall with a deep shade of red. There are few Heirloom Bulbs, if any, that are as hardy and prolific as the Oxblood…..which is why I have the pleasure to give some bulbs away.
For the last 25 years, I have rescued Oxblood Lilies from house tear-downs, bull-dozers and cement trucks. I have climbed barbed wire fences and ripped jeans, wrestled rattlesnacks, tracked down old homestead owners, and have fought many thorny weeds and poison ivy….all for the sake of a bulb. I’ve met many lovely people in the process and have enjoyed every moment of salvaging this part of historical beauty.
This is not my business. This is my love.
I totally and completely love the Oxblood Lily.
I’ve written a few articles in Heirloom Gardener Magazine about the lovely Oxblood Lily. “For the Love of a Bulb” and “Saving the Gardens for Miss Margaret”. I’d send along the link, but that’s too technologically-savy for me. I just like to write….
And give away Heirloom Bulbs.
So here it is. In April, when the bulbs are beginning to sleep for their long, hot rest during the summer, I will have around 500 Oxblood Lilies to share. If you’d like your name on the list, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will keep a running list. Each person should get around 3 bulbs that are from Miss Margaret’ s beloved gardens. I think she would be pleased that her Oxblood Lilies were salvaged and shared. (The beautiful historic house and gardens were torn down to make way for a police station, which broke my heart.)
You can also come visit me and get some Oxbloods anytime. Check out Agape Haus Music Studio in Llano, Texas. By appointment only. 🙂
Merry Christmas, my lovely Heirloom Bulb-loving friends. Hope to hear from you!