Sunday, June 13, 2010

Garden bloggers bloom day June 2010

Welcome to garden bloggers bloom day where gardeners around the world, post photos of what is in bloom in their gardens on the 15th of every month. I know I am early but I couldn't wait another two days to show you this.

I am on a pink cloud of zephyranthes whose shady origins are thought to be South American or Mexican. They are also known as rain lilies in North America or thunder lilies in India (thanks Sunita). We recently had a day of rain (yes rain) and never have I seen this amount of plants and flowers in bloom at the same time. This stunning display has given me the inspiration to plant more borders of these around the garden.
For more information on the culture please go to Floridata.

To see more blooming gardens please visit Carol at may dreams gardens who gave birth to this event. See you soon!


  1. Gorgeous! Mine have always looked a little anemic...not so full of color!

  2. Wow, the pink lilies are so very pretty, all lined up in a row. I only have a few scattered here and there but they are survivors.

  3. Wow! What a display! No wonder you could not wait!Have a happy blooming day!

  4. Wow, I've not seen that many at one place. Very pretty! Gorgeous colour, and darker than the ones I have.

    About the question you asked on my blog, yes, jamoon is the Indian Blackberry.

    Have a great week, Helen!

  5. Wow, Wow, Wow, you have such beautiful rain lilies in your garden!! They look stunning.

  6. I think you've just convinced me to spend about a gatrillion dollars at my native plant guy's booth at the farmer's market to buy about 50 rain lilies.

    Or, at least, to dream of doing so!

    Happy Bloom Day!

  7. Very pretty pink! I'll be back in Bim early in July.

  8. Linda.......these photos were taken on the first day they tend to fade as they age.

    Autumn belle......I started out with a handful many years ago (10 years). They also seed so I am going to collect them to sow.

    Lotusleaf.....thank you it is a pity they only last about three days.

    Kanak......i think they are all the same hue and it depends on the light. I took the picture early in the morning.

    Thank you JC..... I would love to get more white ones but they are not as prolific as the pink.

    Katie...welcome to my blog. Please don't break the bank.

    Nicole....Good to hear that you will be down my way son. I'll dig up a few bulbs for you. Let me know when you are here so I can arrange something.

    Raji...Welcome back and these are really sight to behold.

  9. I love your semi-formal arrangement. Few plants, but well placed and lots of them! Very attractive.

  10. I love Rain Lilies and we have White Rain Lilies growing in the desert, but I have not seen pink ones there. I need to search for some beautiful pink ones :-)

  11. Gorgeous border of rain lilies - I don't blame you for wanting to share early:)

  12. Awesome pictures from your garden. Those pink flowers lined up are a beauty to behold. I wish I also had those in my garden.


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