last winter in the midst of the season we call 'rain,' I was feeling a little blue wondering if the weather would ever improve. This happens every year around February/March when it seems there is no end in sight. (on a side note: the season of rain did not let up until July). The hubs and I were in the Home Depot as I walked toward the garden area I spied bulbs. Wonderful, beautiful, wondrous, easy-to-grow bulbs.
I rarely buy bulbs other than Daffodils or Tulips but this year I decided to try Dahlias. I l.o.v.e. Dahlias, and I had visions of beautiful, huge, plate-sized flowers adorning the garden outside my dining room window. I bought two packages of five each, for $25. Yeah, $25. I have never spent money like that on bulbs before but the 'vision' I had was driving me forth to do so.
I anxiously waited and waited and waited and what did grow looked less and less and less of a Dahlia. There were no leaves, just reedy looking stems...no leaves, no buds, no flowers that resembled my beautiful Dahlias.
Here's what I did get:
Now, all you wonderful people out there. please tell me what this is. I assume it is a Lily of some sort, it is quite delicate and the stems break very easily. They have a soft, sweet scent. Lily??
Now obviously the bags were mislabeled and I paid waaaay too much for these Lilly's, nevertheless, I rather enjoy them. But, to ease my troubled mind I will be taking a trip at the end of the month to the Dahlia festival. And if I get my way I will purchase some 'real' bulbs and get my fix next spring.