Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Lilies

While we can, let's celebrate
the festive wild day lilies,

and the yellow lilies,

the orange lilies,

the deep rust lilies,

the red velvet lilies,

and even the rebellious striped lilies.
Just because.

27 comments:

  1. They are all gorgeous, especially the red one. XO

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  2. Aren't they lovely! They're in full bloom around here too, though I don't have any in the garden (because of the boys). The striped lilies are particularly showy! :-)

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    1. Thank you, Kea. I like the striped ones, because they are rebellious! *wink*

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  3. What a beautiful wonder they are indeed!

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  4. Dang, those sure are pretty!

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  5. Because, lilies! We used to have tiger lilies, but they never came back after the year we had a terribly hard freeze in the winter.

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    1. Here, we call the wild Day Lilies "Tiger Lilies". They are very prolific, in spite of our extreme Winters and road salt.

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  6. You sure have some beautiful flowers, Annie. :)

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  7. Annie, are these all in your yard? They are so gorgeous. Almost all my lilies have bloomed, and I will only have day lilies for a few more days. The stargazers should be around for a few more after that. I always love the aroma of the stargazers. I understand about Bill being there and keeping you from blogging. Tom traveled about half the year until 2012. I accomplished a lot prior to 2012. I am very behind with visiting as I am working on all the plans for Mau's wedding this Saturday. I am pooped. Sending lots of love and hugs, Janet

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    1. Yes, these are all in our yard. Bill plants perennials and sturdy flowers now. They are nice. Thanks!

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  8. These are beautiful.

    I discovered with my different colors of day lilies, even though they were far apart, cross pollinated and became a new color unto itself.

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    1. They do. In fact, the Hollyhocks did that, creating not only colour-morphs, but the double-blooms, as well.

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  9. Wow!! Such beautiful Lilies..You have such a beautiful garden, Annie! And my fave flower is Lily. Lovely blog..

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  10. Lilies are so beautiful, but the smell is so cloying! Perhaps that's just Easter lilies. Every Easter in the retirement community where I worked, all these lilies would be brought in, and I'd literally be sick from the smell of them. I don't know if the other varieties have such a strong smell.

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    1. Actually, the Easter lily is the strongest scent, to my experience. However, some smell "nicer" than others. I think it depends upon what you like.

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  11. guys....we wood loves ta say R flowers will join yurz in sell a brayshunz but de bass terd naybor hood harez haz eaten everee last one oh em kleen off de stalk ~~~~ faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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  12. I love, love, love lilies! Especially the yellow ones! My very favorite are Stargazer lilies. I had them for my wedding :-)

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  13. Gorgeous!! I love the orange ones. I get some of my neighbours peeking through the fence. But I simply have to plant some of my own next year. They are just too happy.

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