Well, when I got to work today, I noticed the day lillies are peaking through the ground. Also our first massive thistle that we just can't get rid of, no matter what. The massive trumpet vine that has taken over the fence behind us is still dead as a doornail. It is a pain, but it does offer a nice privacy screen for us and the funeral home behind us. Our lilacs aren't showing any signs of life either. Noticed a few tulip buds... always a good sign. One good thing about working in an old home... we get to treat it as such, and have flowers. :) The office manager and I are thinking about sneaking a few sunflower seeds in the front this year... :)
Are day-lilies difficult? I noticed people talking about them on the Internet so thought I'd have a go too. I've ordered half a dozen mail-order. They should be coming as young plants. I'm very keen on bulbs. Any tips?
Northerner... actually, Nephthys (I cut out one "h" because I couldn't even spell it that way) is an Egyptian goddess. "Mistress of the House". Egyptian goddess of the dead. Daughter of Geb and Nut. Sister of Isis, Osiris and Seth. According to one tradition, she was also the mother of Anubis by Osiris. Her principal sanctuary was at Heliopolis. Along with Isis, she was one of the guardians of the corpse of Osiris. Depicted in human form wearing a crown in the form of the hieroglyph for house. Sometimes depicted as a kite guarding funeral bier of Osiris.
I've studied egyptology for about 8 years... ever since I was 16 or so. Fascinating stuff, which, unfortunately, gets me pegged as a pagen. Oh well. :)
Hope that helps... and that closes today's egyptology lesson. :)