Yes, Chris Wiesinger! I have his book and just received a jumbo Mrs. James Hendry crinum from him last week! I love what he's done for old bulbs. It's increased my appreciation of them 1000%. I have missed all sorts of talks from the Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi gardening gurus as they passed through the area last month. I was travelling every weekend.
I actually have a LOT of oxblood lilies planted. I received some from a friend of my wife that went to the master gardener sale that I missed last fall! That's what actually caused me to first stumble upon Southern Bulb Company-trying to learn about oxbloods. I found a nice lady out in Hillsboro, TX that sells oxbloods and spider lilies on eBay and ordered several of each.
I actually received my order of 15 of the pink rain lily bulbs yesterday and got them in the ground. But I ended up ordering 45 more bulbs so I better like them, lol!
Regarding the sprinkler system, I wasn't thinking of its effects on rain lilies. I was just bringing it up to mention that the constant moisture sends weeds into overdrive in my beds. My neighborhood is in an HOA and it's actually in the rules that you must have a sprinkler system and keep your lawn green and lush. This was a foreign concept to me. I grew up in a house that was in fertile flood plain soil with huge pecan trees that blocked the afternoon sun. My parents never had to water their San Augustine. And up until my current home, which is fairly new, I've always fought with live oaks or magnolias for sunlight. But my current neighborhood was carved out of upland pasture and pines and my front yard faces southeast with nothing but a couple of ten year old oaks. So...much...sun... My sprinklers run June through September.