As I look out onto the garden these days it seems strangely devoid of color.
That can be partially attributed to the hail (knocking off bloom heads, damaging plants, etc.) but the rest just seems off?? This time last year I had Monarda, lilies, agastache, and many other perennials in bloom. Not so this year. The garden looks mainly like a sea of green with small blotches of color. I prefer the opposite!
Enter Clivia 'Good Hope:'
Clivia's are members of the Amaryllis family so they have a bloom, growth, dormant cycle similar to an Amaryllis.
I'm not very successful getting mine to bloom indoors during the winter (like they are supposed to!) but they invariably bloom once they're moved outdoors in May.
I love the clear yellow coloring of 'Good Hope.'
Not nearly as "brash" as it's orange companion (pictured in previous post.)
I bought 'Good Hope' for $5.00 three years ago. It was very small ~ maybe five leaves total??
Thanks to gardening (and my daughter), I've learned patience. SO glad for that. I would hate to have given up on it and missed out on such a gorgeous bloom ~ even more important this summer when the garden is struggling...
Now what should I do to remedy that???