Saturday, April 20, 2013
Extremely Pretty In Purple
I ventured out with the camera today to get a shot of these purple trout lilies. Yellow trout lilies grow in the woods here, but when I saw that they came in purple, I just had to have them. It hasn't been easy. These bulbs are prone to being eaten by critters, so Ed fashioned a closed wire box to encase the bulbs under ground. Last year the leaves of this plant got frosted hard. If it had flowers, they got got eaten. I never saw them. This year an above ground cage was added give additional protection for this beauty. The temperature is likely to drop into the twenties tonight. I hope these lovely pink flowers can take it. Their yellow relatives have not tried to bloom as yet. After I took the picture, I returned the cage. I hope the rest of the buds on this plant will get their chance to open. If not, we got to enjoy pretty purple flowers today!