Surprise lilies

Photo courtesy Janet Taber

The Isabella-area home where Robert and Eva Horvath have lived for 23 years is currently adorned with a summertime ribbon of pink surprise lilies – sometimes called “naked ladies”  – against a border of driftwood the couple has picked up along area streams. Robert said that several years ago he got a half dozen or so flower bulbs at Walmart – or maybe from a friend at the Ozark Heritage Garden Club, which he and Eva belong to. He has divided the bulbs as they’ve self-propagated and given them a cozy cover of mulch in the wintertime, and now his original half dozen bulbs have become many dozens. “We’re right up against the highway,” Robert said. “We like to enjoy nature and let others enjoy it too as they pass by.”

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