Yes I know the song is "Amarillo By Morning" but every time I mention that my Amaryllis is blooming, my husband starts singing "Amarillo By Morning". We have a little game we play in our family....plant the ear worm (for lack of a better name). The challenge is to be humming or singing a song early in the day, then later in the day when you return from your day's activities, see who is humming/singing the song you 'planted'.
Here is my Amaryllis, variety unknown-- a Christmas-time purchase. I put some sticks around it in the ground to keep the dogs from stepping on it as it emerged this spring. I put it in the ground late winter a year ago. There was foliage last year but no repeat blooms.
Here is 'how-not-to' take a picture of a low growing bloom.....the flower is facing a pine tree so there was no getting in front of it to take the picture.
Newton at the gate.
The backyard has a number of Hemerocallis, some varieties are pass-alongs, so who knows what they are. Others include Stella de Oro, Grape Business, and Little Business. An added benefit of the Hemerocallis family- it is salt tolerant. These are in the lower part of the yard where we get tidal flooding on occasion.
The 'Fairy' rose is blooming its heart out right now.
and just for you.................. Amarillo By Morning