What’s blooming now? A quiz.

Have you been paying attention so far? If so, you might not exactly ace this quiz, but you probably won’t goose egg it, either. Here goes: take a look at the following  perennials  blooming in my back yard today and take a guess at what each one is. Extra credit if you know the scientific…

What’s Blooming Now?

Last night, the first Asiatic lily bloomed.      By morning, three yellow lily blooms had appeared behind the old millstone in the sunny cottage garden section of the backyard. Such a beautiful, complicated thing, I thought–it should take longer than a single night to take shape. I wonder: if I had the patience, would I…