Penny OSullivan in
09 26th, 2010 |
Once upon a time, a mysterious flower grew near my son’s house in New Orleans. It looked like an iris, but when I tried to discover the variety, it was nowhere to be found. I searched and searched with no luck. I gave up until the end of August, when I went to my nephew’s wedding near Seattle. Wandering in the garden with Wilma, his fiancée, I saw it. At least I thought I did. It was a peacock orchid, Acidanthera bicolor, Wilma explained. I looked it up on my iPhone and it seemed right–a bulb in the gladiolus family hardy in Zones 8-11 and blooming late...