|Crinum powellii Alba|
|Out of four crinum bulbs planted, only one has thrown up any flowers as of August 24|
Now, and here's the rub, by the time I came home from work on Tuesday evening, thinking that I'd finally have time to enjoy their beauty, and the fragrance that I had read about.....they had already gone past, and only some sad, brown and wilting petals remained. Now, I have carefully watered and fed them, as have my friends and deputies, for weeks, so this is no fault of general diligence and care. Perhaps with even more diligence, and feeding and watering for the rest of this season, I can fatten up the bulbs to get a more spectacular and lasting show next year. BUT, given the tiny proportions of my yard, I really must pose myself the question of whether it's worth the effort, or should I move onwards and upwards with a new choice for next year. How about a nice agapanthus? I've always loved them, and saw them in abundance and doing quite well, thank you very much, in Scotland. Any thoughts?