Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Today's Lilies

New Blossoms, May 27

The center photo is of the same plant I pictured in yesterday's post. This afternoon, there were several blossoms open instead of just the one. As I posted in a comment to yesterday's post, each blossom lasts for only one day; blooms that open in the morning are drooping by eventide, and are completely withered and ready to fall come the next dawn. I suppose this is for the best; I don't know that my heart and soul could stand to be surrounded by such beauty if it endured for a long time.

I also commented yesterday that these lilies have no appreciable fragrance. Again, probably for the best. They make up for it in color and plentiful pollen.

My gardening daughter recently gifted me with two fragrant Oriental Lilies, Tom Pouce and Stargazer. I've not yet experienced the fragrance of Tom Pouce, but I know that one single Stargazer bloom will perfume my whole house. I am most anxious for those to bloom; I have only to be patient.


Snap said...

Patience is NOT my middle name -- especially when waiting for my flowers to bloom! Stargazer ... yumm!

Arkansas Patti said...

I usually think I have nice flowers till I see yours. They are just beautiful. I have become a real fan of the daylily and seeing all the different ones you have, think I will broaden my horizons a bit. Thanks for inspiring.

NitWit1 said...

I love the top one . Reminds me of my deceased mother who loved any thing that approached pink.

Mother nearly turned me against pink as she stuck me in pink dresses, socks, etc. which really clashed with my sallow skin.

She nor I realized I was part Cherokee. I found my bio. family after she died. A lot of interesting stuff including why my hair is practifcally untameable was revealed.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Absolutely gorgeous...Mine look like they may open in a few days!!! I can't wait!!!!!! In the meantime, I can admire your gardening perfection!!!! Lovely! ~Janine XO

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful, Pat.... I love all of your lilies. Our first lily bloomed today. We took a picture and I'm sure that either George and/or I will post it soon.

Hope you had a good day.

Robynn's Ravings said...

Just stopped over from Janine's at Sniffles & Smiles after reading a comment you left. Just beautiful pictures of your flowers!! Incredible colors. I admire people who can create lovely gardens.

I was at Lowe's the other day and saw a black lily. I've never seen anything like it.

Patty said...

They are just beautiful

TSannie said...

Your lilies are gorgeous!! Can't even see the buds on mine yet.

Hilary said...

Oh these are just gorgeous.