Laura, I don't know about digging the bulbs, maybe I can get somebody to do that, however they make seeds at the top of the stalks so I will keep an eye out for those and send them to y'all. Please PM me your mailing address. I know I had it at one time, but I need it again please. The seeds will sprout but not bloom the first year, just wide grass-looking blades.
Rita, I don't know _if_ or how many seeds they'll make yet, but if I'm around that long I'll send you some too. The flowers have a strong perfume-y smell, but last only a little longer than daylilies. Phil, if you want to come dig them, I have a bed of "King Alfred" daffodils too that has made so many bulbs it's cutting down on the blooms. I need to dig and give away a buncha them so they'll go back to blooming. They are just way too thick. KA's are about the largest yellow daffodil.
With the heat and all, the lily flowers are done for. I can see the swelling at the top of the stems tho, where the pods form. I will wait a day or two to take a picture. I've been watering them but today we got an inch and a half of rain! eta:
Eventually the pods will be like round white grapes, 5/8 inch or so.
Last Edit: Aug 8, 2011 18:04:05 GMT -6 by mogarden
The seed pods are getting bigger, rounding out. I took a pic but the sun was so bright it's too light, don't want to change the settings on GF's camera so I'll wait till evening and post a pic then. Narrow escape they had today when the kid was weed-eating, lol. I didn't know I had a good yell left in me, but happened to see he was getting too close.
Post by Pharmer Phil on Aug 24, 2011 7:40:26 GMT -6
very odd looking Mo...as forr thee Parasitic wasps...food source must have dried up and they moved on...they'll be back...unless of course some neighbor broke out the (insert high power insecticide name here)