This week, on the edge of my driveway, in a reused plastic 5 gallon pot a delightful surprise appeared. A Mrs. James Hendry crinum bloomed. I had forgotten which variety it was. Sometimes I neglect to mark things I plant in pots. My good friend, Chris Wiesinger of Southern Bulb Co., gave me this bulb last year and not knowing where to plant it permanently, I stuck it in container.
Chris did a video the day he found this bulb at an old homestead in Washington County. An outstanding specimen that is heavenly fragrant. I especially like the blush color with the deep pink margins.
If you haven’t been following Chris, you are missing something wonderful. You can find him on Facebook and on his Bulb Hunter blog. He is in the UK this week with Dr. Bill Welch conducting a Garden Tour.