|©CindyRippe2013 - plants at the Missouri Botanical Garden with quote by Theodore Roethke|
I've been buying the double blooming variety which gives me two sets of flowers and a longer time to enjoy the blooms. They're more expensive than the common, pre-planted bulbs that come in a box (which are also pretty) but the big bulbs are totally worth it. I really enjoy all the stages of growth (don't the leaves look interesting?) and the beauty of each flower never ceases to amaze me. I'm looking forward to the weeks ahead!
If you'd like to try growing one there's good information available HERE from White Flower Farm.
And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Matthew 6:29