Sunday, July 19, 2009

Today's Flowers - July 19


One of my new Tropicanna canna lilies has graced me with a flower. It's the only one, of the six lilies I planted, to have a bloom, so far. I'm hoping that all of them will mature enough to bloom before summer ends.

I bought the lilies more for their foliage color than for the flower, but I do like its bright orange. It's a perfect accompaniment to the leaf colors.




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47 comments:

Juliana RW said...

Pretty

My entry this week : in HERE. I hope you have time to visit. Thanks

VALKYRIEN said...

That is a beautiful orange color! The flower would fit perfectly in my livingroom!

i beati said...

excellent

Snowbrush said...

I love and miss cannas as they are not nearly so common here in Oregon as in the South.

Sherry Peyton said...

aOh Pat that is really lovely. I have seen these in catelogues and always wanted some. I agree, the foliage is actually as beautiful as the flower!

Mia N said...

Ahaa, this is an inside flower.
Nice color. Never seen it before.

Snap said...

I love orange. Have to keep a look out for the Tropicana in my neighborhood.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Well---even if you don't have more blooms yet, this one is gorgeous. Hopefully the others will wake up and bloom soon.

Have a great Sunday.
Hugs,
Betsy

Jackie said...

Beautiful lily......Yes, the bright orange of the bloom and the green of the foliage are stunning together.
Smiles from Jackie

Denise said...

I would be very happy to see this one bloom. Just shows how much patience we need to see them mature, great photograph!

guild-rez said...

Great picture of a beautiful plant.
Just be a little bit more patient and you'll see the other cannas blooming as well. Hummingbirds love them as well.

jinksy said...

Perfect colour contrast between leaves and flower:)

Happily Retired Gal said...

How beautiful ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Naturegirl said...

Yes it is the foliage on these flowers that I personally love too!

jabblog said...

Oh I do love Canna lilies - so striking . . .

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful Lillies foliage and flowers.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Pat: What a great color on the Canna, The name is so tropical.

Sara Chapman said...

Cannas like that are gorgeous. I hear they like plenty o' heat and light and then, watch out! Congrats on your flower.

Arkansas Patti said...

Beautiful plant Pat. My favorite color, orange. I too like the cannas foliage. In fact I plant for foliage, any flowers are just a bonus.
I need to think canna lillies next year.

Rosamaria said...

I have an orange lily, Pat, but not with these wonderful foliage.

Nice week for you!

david mcmahon said...

Lovely shot, Pat. When I was a kid, our garden had a huge, wide, long bed full of cannas.

April said...

Beautiful orange lily! The leaves are very attractive, too.

SandyCarlson said...

The colors and texture of the leaves and petals are amazing. Just beautiful.

Grace and Bradley said...

Even it is just one flower, it is well worth it. It is so pretty, as you said the leaves are nice too. Thanks for visiting out blog.

Vicky said...

lovely color and foliage too. Thanks for dropping by at my blog.
hope you have a great week.

NitWit1 said...

Lovely shade of orange for a canna lilly.

I remember your buying them hope you see more this year,

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I'm really glad for selfish reasons that you posted this. I've been wondering if it was normal that my cannas haven't bloomed, . . . but since your seasons are ahead of mine, i feel reassured. I love the color of this one.

Willa said...

i love the orange color of it! pretty!

Ebie said...

I would agree about the foliage. I'm crazy for bright colors especially orange. The leaves have fine details, and you did well with the shot, both the flowers and the leaves.

Arija said...

Oh so beautiful! The striped leaves are stunning but the flower certainly overhadows them. Nice shot.

Maria Berg said...

I saw the old post and now you have blosson in it - nice, MB

Reader Wil said...

You're right both the flower and the foliage are beautiful! You must have a nice garden! Have a great week!

ilanadavita said...

Very exotic-looking.

RuneE said...

Lillies can be very beautiful, and this is no exception.

Syaa_Fiqq said...

Gorgeous flower! I love the orange color, so beautiful.. Great shot! Have a wonderful day..

Hilary said...

That is indeed a beautiful flower but that foliage alone is worth the price of admission!

JC said...

Beautiful. I love the foliage of this plant, almost a beautiful as the blossom.

Wanda said...

Thank you for visiting Pat...I noticed I'm a follower...but your posts don't show up on my blogger reader...I will have to check why...I have noticed your comments at my daughter's blog(Annette@A Wisp of Creativity)so I probably came here from there...I will make sure to come back...Jackie and Diana are fellow blog friends here too!

I haven't tried my hand at growing canna lilies...they are beautiful...maybe I should try.

Gallicissa said...

Lovely orange, Pat.
I wonder how it will look at extreme macro levels.

Regina said...

Lovely shot!

Have a nice week.
Regina

Carver said...

That does have beautiful leaves as well as a lovely flower.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

I like that specie too! We call that at home, 'saging-saging' because of its banana like-foliages.

I made this long time ago.

Good morning from Down Under.

Suldog said...

Are the petals always floppy, like a hound dog's ears?

Viola said...

Thanks for your comments! Both the lilies and the color are wonderful! :)

lazyclick said...

Very beautiful

Countrygirl said...

Beautiful flower Pat.

Race said...

yeah it's beautiful i mean th eorange color of your plant!