A few posts back I showed some foliage of some of the bulbs my husband has been ordering for me, none of us recognized it. When it started blooming my husband remembered what he ordered. "Firecracker Bulbs" he said. First photo is courtesy of the internet, this is what I have to look forward too!
The photo below is one of mine beginning to bloom. Dichelostemma 'Pink Diamond' or 'Firecracker' bulbs. Zones 2 - 10, Full Sun to Partial Shade, Grows 20 - 24" Tall, Blooms from early Spring to Early Fall and prefers the soil on the dry side. I have noticed if it is watered too much the stem with the blooms on it droops.
White Petunias with Gaillardia aka Blanket Flower (yes, I am one of those gardeners that lets the leaves naturally mulch my gardens).
Two types of Amaryllis blooming. The second one used to be red, why it's an orange color this year is a mystery to me.
Mixed container of Pansies, Violas and Alyssum. Pink Dianthus in front of it.
A neighbor gave me a bulb two years ago and said he didn't know what it was. Last year it had foliage and this year a beautiful Lily.
Red Petunias and White Alyssum
Linking up with Tootsie for Fertilizer Friday for the first Friday of Spring 2012!