Sunday, August 17, 2008

Today's Flowers #2 - Post 59


Triple-Layer Day Lily


This stand of day lilies in my garden was started from a single fan given to me by my husband's sister-in-law in 1970. I brought a few of the plants to my present home when I moved here in 1990. There are about 60 separate plants in this one bed at present; I'm sure I will have even more when I divide them in a month or so (a long overdue job). Before the digging and dividing can begin, I have to prepare new flower beds to receive them, not a task I look forward to since the soil in my yard is mostly heavy clay. I have a lot of work ahead of me.

Today's Flowers is a new weekly Meme, posted each Monday, which was created by Luiz Santilli, Jr. and may be found here. Please visit to see others' lovely flower photos. If you have a flower photo of your own to share, please join us.

30 comments:

Kerri said...

I don't believe I have ever seen a lily with so many colors. Absolutely stunning!!

Judi~Gmj said...

A lilly of many colors, cool.
Worth the work you will do.

Jan said...

I've never seen a Triple-Layer Day Lily, very beautiful.

Louise said...

Wow! What a beautiful one!

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

Great post!
Fantastic and marvelous colors and flowers!

Thank you for take part in this idea!!

I would like to see you every week!!

Santilli

dot said...

Never seen one of those before but it's a beauty! I need to divide my day lilies but not looking forward to the job.

TSannie said...

You have some of the most beautiful lilies I've seen!
Gorgeous!

Maria said...

What a beautiful flower, and what a nice story behind. Interesting that you can divide them and then grow your own plantation ;)

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Abraham Lincoln said...

A very nice looking lily. I just noticed a yellow lily opened here yesterday. It is a freak thing as the lilies have been out and are nearly down to brown leaves now. I don't know why this one popped out.

Thanks for looking at my picture and for the compliment about my early photography.

If you go to my new blog. It is called Sendai, Japan, you can see two photos that I took in 1954 or 1953. I forget.

Sendai, Japan

Then there is another new one, you can find it when you click on my name. It is called Dances on Sunshine. Still a long ways to go but it is about photo composition and things like that.

Deslilas said...

Historical and gorgeous lilies.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This is a lovely daylily! I grow daylilies too but I believe you can grow many more varieties on the South than we can in Canada. Very nice.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Pat
This is a true beauty... and a great picture also..

Mines Here

Kahshe Cottager said...

I haven't seen a day lily with three layers! It is beautiful! Day lilies are such reliable bloomers aren't they.

My Flower Here

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Very nice.

Cláudia said...

I've just loved this flower. I've never seen a Triple-layer day lily, too! Nice shot and colors!

fishing guy said...

Pat: That is one great looking Day Lily.

RuneE said...

A beautiful lily with an informative text for us who are no expert in gardening.

April said...

Such a beautiful day lily with a wonderful history! The colors are very pretty.

Christy said...

Those are so pretty. I have never seen anything quite like these well other than normal lilies. And I love the soft colors of these.

Chrisss said...

Just WOW! How beautiful.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Well, I went over and joined Luiz Santilli Junior's flowers group and planted some flowers and they are already in bloom at my new blog, Thunder Maker.

It looks like I am going to have to try and catch up with everyone. Your flowers are beautiful.

My Flowers

Abraham Lincoln

Denise said...

Congratulations on beautiful flower and the work of cultivation of flowers.

Daniel J Santos said...

beautiful.

afeatheradrift said...

Pat, such a stunner! I really like it. I think I need more daylilies. We have only the "ditch" variety, but we have a lot of em! lol

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful Triple Layer Day Lilly.
Nice color.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

It's really beautiful. I love the colors and the layers.

Hildegarde said...

Triple layer ! First time I see this, very beautiful, the color too.

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous lily!!! Elegant!!! You must have 2 green thumbs to grow such a beautiful flower!!!

(((((( HUGS ))))))

Day4plus said...

That is quite a beauty. Gorgeous colors. MB