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Naked Ladies

Belladonna Lillies … sorry … couldn’t help myself. Last May I wondered aloud what these plants were. We didn’t really decide but thought they might be agapanthus. As the year rolled by, no flowers came when the neighbours’ aggies were blooming. The leaves died down and then it became obvious what they were. Overnight , in mid January, up they came.

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I walk this way every morning with our dog, Vika.


I started blogging in an effort to keep the old brain cells alive. I'm writing a fantasy series, I take more MOOCs than I can handle, and am trying to get my Nikon D3000 off auto. I live in Victoria, Australia, with my husband and our dog, Vika.

19 thoughts on “Naked Ladies

  1. Is that what they are, have seen them off and in in displays, shops and gardens, just thought they were some kind of lily but not “bella donna”. Don’t let Vika near them though, or she will get extremely sick.

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    1. They aren’t the atropa bella-donna, Sue, the nightshades. Just called Belladonna (beautiful lady) or Naked Ladies. Native of South Africa. Thanks for reminding me, I saw some of those nightshades in the yard, with black berries and all. Vika hasn’t shown any interest in them but I better get rid of them today in case she thinks it’s another type of grape. ๐Ÿ™‚


      1. Yes, nightshade does, erm, crop up just about everywhere, doesn’t it? We have some very nice little hebes growing in the garden and I was quite surprised to discover a very healthy nightshade plant popping up right next to one of them. Where did it come from? There aren’t any other nightshade plants within cooee …

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