Thursday, 26 May 2011

Brunswick not a Melbourne suburb

The mystery is solved, thanks to the Mays, of former Mays Nursery. They identified the lily in my garden which sprang up, for a first flowering in nine years, as brunsvigia. My dog-Latin recall suggests it's the word for Brunswick, but presumably not the Melbourne inner suburb of that name. Wikipedia says it blooms in late autumn, and is native to South Africa.

Here, on the other hand, also from South Africa, is a cluster of nice blue agapanthus blooms from my driveway last summer. I just thought they looked good beside the red of brunsvigia, but only on the page because the one doesn't come out until the other is finished in the garden.

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