It is a regular occurrence to see the mailman, Fed-ex, UPS, or some sort of delivery truck idling in the drive. They love coming here because they always receive a warm greeting from our brigade as we practically trample over one another trying to be the lucky one to get the first glimpse of the package they are dutifully delivering. Well, that and at least one of us will be greeting them dressed inappropriately. Lately Addie has been getting extra traction out of her Halloween costume and Mary today was adorned with a body suit of mustard (don't ask).
The girls helped as we opened a rather large box giddy with anticipation of what lay inside. For them the excitement comes from opening the box. The contents are irrelevant unless it’s an early arriving Christmas present I forgot was on its way. This time it was not.
They wasted no time tearing open that box and pulling back the lining material. The contents puzzled them because matted inside were 250 Eremurus babies...otherwise known as the foxtail lily.
Although they look NOTHING like a lily I assure you these little babies will make some of the most beautiful, versatile plants in our perennial beds. The best part is that they last FOREVER in the vase!
I, myself, had quite a good time watching the girls’ faces change as they saw the contents, and then look intrigued as they began to "inspect" the goods.
We had a lot of fun pretending we received baby octopus in the mail or mutant spiders. Adelaide even found one that she said was an alien spying on us - Oh the imagination in this household! I would love to show you just how beautiful these lovelies will look next year in full bloom, but alas, I don't have any pictures to share yet. So on that lingering thought I leave you. Harvesting these beauties will surely feel like another much anticipated Christmas day.