Thursday, July 9, 2015

Lily Bonanza

       My favorite flowers are  wild flowers. I'm not that crazy about the multitudes of flowers that have been developed by man. Yes, I'm impressed that someone I know developed a tulip that was accepted by Dutch growers.

      I have a lily that is fairly close to the original Western wood lily (tiger lily) (Lilium philadelphicum). It's my favorite flower on my yard. Usually they have a single flower, sometimes two and rarely three.  This year I had one that had seven flowers on the one plant. So here goes my bragging.

Singles below and seven decker above.





About 9:30 but no color

      

32 comments:

  1. Wow, Red, that is one impressive flower! :-)

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    1. It certainly caught my attention!

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  2. That is one spectacular Lily, you must have a green thumb:)

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    1. I don't consider myself a green thumb but I do like gardening.

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  3. Beautiful!! Go ahead and brag!

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  4. It's gorgeous and huge! Congratulations, Red!

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    1. Thios is in no way my doings. the plant just did it's own thing

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  5. Bragging rights for sure - Red does have a green thumb. Lovely and most impressive.

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    1. No green thumb here. the plants just do their own thing.

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  6. Wow, that looks very good, you must have "green fingers" as we say here.

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    1. I did water this plant but that's all.

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  7. All the hybrids came from wild flowers and I agree that the wild ones are far more interesting, but your lilies are stupendous.

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    1. Thanks. I had moved these to a new location three years ago and the obviously like it.

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  8. Nice lilies, I was just out taking some pics of mine in the sunlight. I like them all, but native are the best.People are shocked when they come to my home and I have a veggie garden and extensive flower garden. Have mostly prairie all around me, but it is fun to dabble. Note my dogs are named Lily and Daisy.

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  9. they sure are pretty! i love wildflowers most, too. :)

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    1. This was a surprise. All I did was water.

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  10. I like your lilies Red. Mine are up today. Mine took two years to grow from two Easters ago. So I am happy.

    Wild flowers are the best. You never have to care for them with water. The good Lord does.

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    1. These were moved three years ago so they obviously liked the move.

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  11. I love it!
    Do you have lily bugs? Mine are decimating my lilies. I use Neem oil on them, when I remember!

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    1. Bugs didn't bother these. I've never heard of lily bugs.

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  12. Beautiful flowers. My favorite is the blue iris.

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    1. The blue iris are right behind these but they're finished blooming.

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  13. I love the Day Lilies. I just noticed that I have some yellow ones popping open.

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    1. Lilies are a very common and well like flower.

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  14. It is a beautiful flower Red, great shots!

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  15. You should brag...it's very beautiful! Lilies are my favourite flowers in the garden. Always have been.

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  16. Hi Red, Your Lili Bonanza is colorful. Yes, those are some beauties you have there. Coincidentally I just happened to see some lilies on my walk yesterday and snapped a couple of pics to share in a future post. I would have to agree with Martha ... they are some of my favorites. Thanks for that comment about the containers, railroads, and ships. Yes, I do wonder how many train loads they can get on one of those ships.

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