This year has been a good year for my Lycoris Radiata, hurricane lilies, or spider lilies. I look forward to them every year in my southern NC garden, they always surprise me. They pop up and bloom so quickly, I hardly ever notice their emergence from the ground. I was able to pluck a few and stick in a quick arrangement which included one of my newest favorites for this time of year, "Limelight Hydrangeas" with a few stems of white flowering chives and a bit of greenery, the arrangement was complete. Seeing them this way, up front and personal, I was again reminded of their value in the garden. They don't bloom long as with most perennials, but I wouldn't miss them for the world.