Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sassy Sassafras

If you were a tree what kind of tree would you be?
I'd be a Sassafras. The Sassafras is an aromatic delight to the senses! The leaves, roots and branches have a wonderful and sweet aroma when crushed. The roots were once used as the original source of root beer. The leaves come in three shapes: footballs, mittens and ghosts. Everything about this tree screams Fall! It's a little early for leaves here to be changing but they are!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Spider Lilies

Spider Lilies

The spider lilies (Lycoris radiata ) are blooming again.

Also known as hurricane lily—it blooms during hurricane season—Lycoris radiata
stands, like a resting flamingo, on a long, bare stem. Ours are just
gorgeous this year and we have hundreds of bulbs, I think its time to split some
of them up and replant them! Hope you enjoy the video!