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Pink Naked Lady

Monday, August 05, 2013


We have pink naked ladies in our yard. "Where flowers bloom
so does hope." Lady Bird Johnson, Public Roads: Where Flowers Bloom

They are lovely. American Meadows says "This gorgeous flower has many identities: Belladonna Lily, Naked Ladies, or Belladonna Amaryllis. This plant produces green, leafy growth that emerges in spring and dies back by mid summer. In late summer, leafless stems produce elegant, pink flowers. (Amaryllis belladonna)"

Our local nursery had a huge sale of plants, but they refused to sell me any. I have killed 5 different plants over the past 7-10 years. They don't trust me to keep their plant/flower alive. They told me to take a soil sample to the local ag agent.

Well, I can hold my head up cause I have 3 naked ladies in my yard. They actually bloomed. Oh were you thinking I was talking about real pink naked ladies dancing across my yard in full fatness?

From Cape Contours landsacape experience "Amaryllis belladonna in its natural habitat is found in small dense groups among rocks. Therefore the best place to plant them would be in a rock garden. In the garden, Amaryllis can be used mixed in between blue Agapanthus as a good combination, as the evergreen leaves of the Agapanthus provide skirts for the naked ladies. They can also be grown between a ground cover or mixed annual or herbaceous border."

Here is a link to a nice poem called 12 Naked Ladies www.skywriting.net/inspi
rational/poems/12_naked_la
dies.html


“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful: they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.” -Luther Burbank
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MNABOY 8/10/2013 11:27AM

    I moved several bulbs frommy childhood home and each summer when they pop up brings beauty and great memories.

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TWEETYKC00 8/8/2013 5:07AM

    those are beautiful!

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PATRICIAAK 8/8/2013 5:03AM

    beautiful

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GOSPELCLOWN 8/7/2013 11:04PM

    Great information! Enjoy the ladies.
I have Star Gazer lilies and their aroma is almost overwhelming. Also the sunflowers are over the gutters on the house! emoticon

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KALIGIRL 8/6/2013 8:27AM

    I had them @ my last home and they so surprised me the first year - you are right - a joy and delight!
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DJ4HEALTH 8/6/2013 1:42AM

    very pretty and have you not heard of the show on discovery called Naked and scared or something like that,no I have never watched it but saw the commercials for it

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CHANTENAY 8/5/2013 10:15PM

    How pretty!

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PEG2584 8/5/2013 7:45PM

    Beautiful!
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CARRAND 8/5/2013 6:14PM

    I need to look for some of those!

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DANCINCAJUN1 8/5/2013 5:52PM

    gorgeous emoticon

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FITKAT62 8/5/2013 4:12PM

    I used to have a large flower garden. I sold fresh bouquets at a local farmers market. The next thing I knew I started to develop allergies. I cannot even walk near flowers anymore without coughing. I sure miss being able to have fresh flowers in the house.



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HIKETOHEIGHTS 8/5/2013 3:28PM

    Nice!
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MARINEMAMA 8/5/2013 3:06PM

    Very pretty!

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KNYAGENYA 8/5/2013 2:40PM

    I have those in my yard too! I just noticed they were growing yesterday.

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KATHYJO56 8/5/2013 2:39PM

    You are now way ahead of me, Ellen. Your Pink Naked Ladies are beautiful! I can't even keep weeds alive. emoticon

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DR1939 8/5/2013 11:21AM

    They are beautiful.

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TATTER3 8/5/2013 11:17AM

    This year we are flooded with them. Must be good weather.

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KNLILLA 8/5/2013 10:51AM

    They're beautiful! :) And yes, I probably would've though of ACTUAL pink ladies had I not seen the photo of the flower! :))

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