Sunday, July 7, 2013

I Finally Find Some Wood Lilies

    A few posts ago I told you that I had been out to search for Wood lilies and I didn't find any. I went a second time but no luck.

    Today I went to a location where I had found Wood lilies before. Yes, the Wood lilies were there and lots of them. They seemed to have extended their territory.

    The location I went to was an old quarry. Some of the ground had been undisturbed. The Wood lilies seem to have been able to extend their territory into the disturbed soil.





     I didn't find any doubles or triples but that was fine.

34 comments:

  1. They're so pretty amongst the green grass!

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    1. I will have to take a look at what's on the surface...maybe some kind of wintergreen.

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  2. These were well worth the trouble taken to find them.

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    1. They are my favorites since I've been a little kid.

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  3. I love seeing the lilies in nature growing wild, reminds me of when I was a child on the farm. My lilies I planted aren't blossoming yet, they're getting close though. I'm glad you went back to capture these beautiful flowers, thank you for sharing them, you've stirred up some long forgotten memories.

    Have a wonderful week Red.

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    1. Yes being on the farm as a kid and bumping into these things is something you never forget.

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  4. I remember you searching for them - what a nice find Red. I love the colours and this is one of my favourite flowers. Persevere, Eh :)

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    1. Well, I hope you find them . You seem to have to have a special place where you find them.

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  5. I like it you didn't gave up your search! They look wonderful.

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    1. I knew about this place but it's further away so I had to get some time to get out there.

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  6. Lovely. The delicacy of wild flowers is hard to beat.

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    1. We are lucky here as we still have some larger areas of native habitat.

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  7. They are beautiful, Red. I saw my first (for the season) tiger lilies in the wilderness yesterday. And lots of glacier lilies! :-)

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    1. That's what people miss about not getting to the high country...all the flowers.

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  8. they're just lovely! glad you found them and hope they keep expanding each year!

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    1. They are wide spread across north America. You might have them in some areas.

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  9. I don't think I've ever seen those before. Beautiful!

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    1. I would think you should have them there. they are very wide spread across North America. There is some difference depending on location but it's the same flower.

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  10. OUTSTANDING!!! We have nothing like it here!!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

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    1. I'll bet you wouldn't have to look too far to find them. They are widely distributes across North america.Look in your plant book.
      Thanks.

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    1. That's a metaphor I really like!

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  12. They are beautiful. Lovely color.

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    1. They are certainly one of my favorites.

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  13. Great! I've seen just a few on the virgin prairie I written recently about. Just a few though....

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    1. In some areas they are very plentiful I know areas back home where they are abundant.

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  14. Your pictures of them are beautiful. They are also in bloom here just now (in the Bruce Peninsula of Ontario). We have some plants more common to the West growing in our area, including the Indian Paintbrush.

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  15. Welcome to Hiawatha House.
    Thanks.
    Surprising how plants overlap in areas.

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  16. It is fun to see where they pop up. I see them mainly along south ditches:)

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    1. They seem to find places that they like and away they go. They seem to be able to survive in a wide variety of locations.

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  17. Yup... they are growing here in Ontario. I have always called them tiger lillies.

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    1. I always call them tiger lilies but really another flower owns the name.

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  18. Beautiful! I have never seen anything like them. I guess they don'y grow here.

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  19. I have lilies. I'm fighting the lily bugs, too!

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