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May 22, 2020 2:43 PM CST
|I always liked this corner of the shade tree bed. The three red-leafed Heuchera and the one blue-leafed Hosta work well together. And the Golden Moneywort provided just the right splash of bright color. But one day I was standing outside talking to two of my duplex-neighbor's daughters. While we talk my neighbor suddenly said something while pointing at this corner of the bed. One of the daughters said, "All she said was 'too dark'." Well, Conchita does not say much... but when she speaks I listen. We had a long term understanding that she likes red flowers A LOT... so I knew what color to look for.
It's just that I found something completely unexpected. Monrovia has a new Asiatic Lily called 'Tiny Padhye'. "...dramatic, white and wine red-stained blooms... blooms appear in clusters... average size 16-18 inches... hardy to -30 to -40 degrees. I've done well with Lilies these past four years... so a very well-filled-out one gallon was purchased and planted.
Well, I knew things were OK when the phrase "muy bonita..." softly passed her lips. She and I like it when things are OK. Conchita brings me enchiladas and tamales when things are OK. I strive for things to be OK on that side of the shade tree bed.
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