Friday, June 11, 2010

2010 Lilies


Instead of featuring more of our Roses this Friday, I want to feature some of the LILIES blooming in our yard now. Right now, there are 11 different varieties blooming --with more to come!!!! Like the Tulips, it is a good year for Lilies... Hope you enjoy seeing some of ours. Above is FREEDOM'S GLOW (the orange ones).. Below are more!




MADONNA




One of my favorites, named GARDEN PLEASURE





JUANITA





I love this group also, which is named REGALE





TREFFER


Thanks to my Sweetie for taking all of these beautiful pictures. He also has been totally in charge of the yard for the past month --since my knee pain and surgery. He has truly had his hands full --taking care of ME along with all of the flowers!!!! Let's all give George some HUGE Kudos today!!!!! Hope you enjoyed seeing some of our Lilies.

Have a great weekend. I am doing okay--but am still recovering. I'll blog again on Monday morning.
Hugs,

69 comments:

diane said...

Beautiful lilies I love the Treffer such a strong colour.You have a gem there in George. Sounds like a handy guy to have around. Well done George.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Such sweet flowers, I love the Madonna one, but they are all truly gorgeous.
Lots of hard work involved, in keeping your flowers so beautiful,my hat is off to your gardener ;)

Pam said...

Kudos to George! And I hope you continue in your recovery.

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful Lilies. Mine are taking their time in blooming--but soon.
Isn't it nice to have a man around that can take charge and get stuff done.

YAY, George!! MB

Jayne said...

They are all beautiful Betsy. Glad you are on the mend. Take it easy and let your body heal. :c)

Pam said...

George is doing a fantastic job of taking care of you and everything else, you are truly blessed, Betsy. And you deserve it, my friend. You would do the same thing for him. You and George are like two beautiful hearts beating as one.

All of your lilies are lovely, just like you two!

be well, be happy ;)

Arkansas Patti said...

I am always amazed at how you remember the "names" of your lilies and roses. Mine go under the grand name of "Ditch".
Sending a big hug to George (with your permission) for being such a sweetie.

The Retired One said...

These are gorgeous, Betsy! I can just smell them! Loved the Madonna one!
Glad you are getting better!
Tell George we appreciate his keeping the blog flowing for you. ha

Catherine said...

Hooray for George! Such a great guy! Woot woot!!! Thanks for taking care of Betsy for us George ~ you are a sweetie!

Have a wonderful weekend you two.
xo Catherine

Sunny said...

Hi Betsy,
Happy to hear that you are on the mend.
George is not only a wonderful husband, he takes some amazing pictures too! Your lilies are gorgeous.
Wishing you a peaceful weekend.
My son will be here for a few more days, hopefully the rain will stop soon!
☼ Sunny

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks for this lovely bouquet of Lilies.NOw if I could find a way to put them in a vase and set them on my table.Oh well, they are so gorgeous and I am glad you get to enjoy them daily.
Hope your weekend will be fabulous.
Hugs,Ruth

Darla said...

Beautiful lilies, It would be hard for me to pick a favorite...KUDOS to George!! (I'll have to get George to give Rusty some advice on taking care of me when I have my elbow surgery)

Susie said...

Betsy those are all beautiful. Glad George is taking good care of you and the garden.

Happy weekend!

Harriet said...

Love the Lilies! Glad you are feeling better. Have a good weedend.

Sandra said...

exquisite and exotic and tell sweetie he done good. they are lovely indeed.

Jen said...

You are truly blessed to have George!

amelia said...

Love your lilies!!

We have day lilies but they are the only ones that are hardy where we live.

I hope you have some relief soom Betsy, it's miserable being in that much pain for so long and we all know it could be worse but it doesn't help when the pain is bad!!!! I know this from my hips. There was nothing life threatening but it hurt like h**l!!!! People telling me it could be worse didn't help!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

These are all so beautiful.
I had no doubt that George would take good care of you and the house.
Rest up.
Hugs, Suz

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning, Betsy. Glad to hear you are recovering.

Your lilies are lovely. They are one of my favorites. So easy and rewarding.
Marnie

Diane said...

Good for George.

Your lilies are beautiful. I can't wait for my Stargazer lilies to bloom but we're probably 6 week behind you. Have a great day, Diane

imac said...

Beautiful shots from George, take care Betsy, you will soon be running around.lol.

KleinsteMotte said...

Thanks George. I admire the way the photos turn out so perfectly. There's a lot I need to learn!! Hope the recovery time will be over soon so you can be yourself again.

sEy said...

I love the Garden pleasure too. A combination of colors pink and white is great.

Let's give George an applause. Great job!

I am glad to know that you are having less pain now. I read about it at George's blog.

Have a great weekend!

LV said...

I never tire of seeing your beautiful flowers. I just cannot imagine the true beauty of your yard. You two must have the greenest thumb around.

Ginny said...

You and I have both been thinking alike with the lilies!! Actually my favorite picturs is REGALE, because of the water drops George caight all hanging from the bud so beautifully! What's going on with your recovery, I sense something. Have you had to use a cane or anything to help youi get around? I needed a walker for about four days.

Karin said...

The variety of lilies is almost unbelievable! The Easter lilies have a very strong fragrance; just wondering if all of these do as well. They are beautiful and George took great shots of them showing off their finery!

So glad you have George to look after everything and that you are on the mend! I'm sure he is glad to do it, even though it is all a lot of work! Be blessed George!

Hope you are completely well soon! Have a great week-end!

Together We Save said...

Oh my goodness... more beautiful flowers. I just love lilies!!

From the Kitchen said...

Double kudos to George!! While I missed your lovely roses today, I do love lillies--yours are magnificent!

Have a wonderful weekend. Ours is going to be HOT and HUMID but I won't complain after all the coolness we've had.

Best,
Bonnie

Janie said...

Kudos to George! He does a great job. The lilies are beautiful.

Carletta said...

Beautiful lilies Betsy (and George)! :)
They are all gorgeous but I love that Garden Pleasure.
So glad to hear you are doing ok.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Amin said...

Good morning!
Wonderful flowers and wonderful post!

Shelley said...

Betsy - I'm really starting to learn my flowers from you and George! Love those Lilies, apparently I have a few in my backyard - ha!! Hope you are still healing, have a fun weekend!!
Hugs,
Shelley

Joy said...

I'm glad you are taking it easy and letting George take care of you and the flowers. I'm sure he's keeping your little birdie friends well fed too.
He's a good man.
Beautiful pictures. I love the waterdrops on the lily.
♥ Joy

Tipper said...

Mine are blooming now too-but I think yours are much prettier : ) Hope you continue to get better!!

Cheryl said...

Everyone of the blooms are gorgeous. What a great job George has done with all the flowers, you must be treated to bright colors everywhere you look. I hope you are coming along with the knee situation. Thinking of you and sending you a big hug!

Valerie said...

I love the Madonna one. Very pretty - Now are these the individual lilies that grow on stems that have leaves shooting out all the way up the stem like barbs? They are different from day lilies right?

I have day lilies and the spread in a very annoying way!

Bossy Betty said...

Love your pictures! I am a new follower!

Brit Gal Sarah said...

I love Lillies and need to feature mine next week. They're just so beautiful and easy to grow. Have a great weekend.

Mildred said...

Hello Betsy, Sorry to hear about your knee surgery but I know George is taking good care of you. These photos of the lilies are very pretty. I believe Madonna is my favorite. Hope you both have a nice, restful weekend.

Pam said...

Did you mention 'Ice Cream' Betsy.. I'll bring the strawberries and meet you at the pond.. don't forget to bring George :)

Lola said...

Beautiful Lilies.
George is a saint.
Hope you continue to recover fast.

Julie said...

What else can you possibloy have growing in your yard????? :)
WOW!!!!! You two are incredible with all of your bloomers!!! I wish I lived next door to watch the show all year long!!! These lilies are such beautiful colors! Impossible to be down, even after knee surgery!!! Am I right?????

Hang tight, Betsy, and keep getting better every minute, OK?!!!
xoxo- Julie

marmee said...

hello betsy....sorry to hear about your knee pain. did you already have surgery? i have been a busy girl and not much time to blog and no time to read. i am just catching up a bit before we head on vaca. your lilies are quite lovely and you have a nice variety.
happy june....hope you are feeling better soon.

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

How do you remember the names of all your plants....that just amazes me....GARDEN PLEASURE was my favorite but they are all pretty. God Bless Trish

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh Betsy, your lilies are beautiful. Mine haven't bloomed yet. I love them all but I think Garden Pleasure is my favorite.

Thank you George for taking such good care of our Betsy, you are the greatest.

Have a fantastic weekend,
Judy

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loveable_homebody said...

Those lillies are gorgeous! I love the colours of all the flowers. I hope you recover from knee surgery soon! That sounds painful and immobilizing.

Beth said...

Hi, Betsy! Your lilies are absolutely gorgeous. Thank you, George, for taking such good care of your flowers and for taking such good care of my friend, Betsy. You are both very special people.

Marci said...

Love the color of the third photo! So beautiful. I like the rain drops as well. We have the orange ones in our yard.
Hope you feel better soon!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: It was a Pleasure seeing the Garden lilies. I like that one best.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

George did a fantastic job photographing the flowers. They are beautiful. I hope you're feeling better and the knee is healing well.

Daisy said...

Thank goodness for George! :-)

Hope you continue to heal, Betsy. Your flowers are all so pretty. I don't know how you could ever pick a favorite.

Rose said...

These are all so beautiful...I can't pick a favorite...I have one very similar to Juanita.

I am so glad you are on the mend...I hope you feel better and more yourself each and every day.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Wish you a speedy recovery. Take care.

Jo said...

Kudos to George and bless you both for sharing those beautiful lilies. I tried to pick a favourite but each one was more stunningly beautiful than the last! I trust your knee is healing and you're having a rest! Thanks for the comment on my post. Yes, those soccer match horns are HORRIFIC. I wish the organizers would ban them during matches (blow before, in interval and after) but while play is on the go, be quiet. We South Africans are reasonably used to the vuvuzelas but this is horrific. I struggle to hear the commentating. One reason is my hearing (!) a second is that we have an airconditioner, two ceiling fans and a desk fan going full tilt AND the horns! There may be protests in the papers or over telly tomorrow. Have a blessed day. (((Hugs))) Jo

Joyful said...

Beautiful :-)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Enjoyed seeing George's photos, Betsy, as well as reading your posts. You make a good team! I'm a new reader having found your blog from another one I follow and post on...just can't remember which one (maybe Artic View?) Hope you recovery continues and how nice to have such an attentive and caring mate (just like myself).

I plan to return again and invite you to drop in and visit our blog..
thefrogandpenguinn@blogspot.com

We live on theVA eastern shore and are almost neighbors and drop-in back porch visitors are always welcome...Dorothy (aka Beatrice).

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Whoops forgot to wish to add in my previous long comment that I totally agree with your comments about blog awards and we also do not want to participate in or pass on for the reasons you stated. Where did you get the graphic and wording...did you create it?

Thanks :-)

Pedaling said...

my oldest used lilies in her bridal flower arrangements.

very classy flowers.

and i have a cute little neice named lily! too cute, hu?

now, when i take the rest of my fam to North or South Carolina, i'm checking in first with you for your recommendations.

Denise said...

Kudo's George, but I know what he would say, "It's a labor of love!" Great photos and do hope your poor knee is recovering well Betsy.

Ida from South Africa said...

I hope you're feeling better every day! Your lilies are beautiful, and George is a gem and a GREAT photographer!!

Mary said...

Lovely! I think the first is my favorite.

Diane AZ said...

George is a great guy and he's doing a marvelous job taking care of you and the flowers! :D

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

My yellow lilies are out now and they sure stand out. I really like your lily photos. You have such a variety.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

All beautiful lilies, Betsy!

Kudos to George for taking care of the garden and taking such wonderful photos!

I hope you feel much better this week

♥Pat

Bird Girl said...

Hi Betsy -
There is something so special about lilies and yours are just beautiful! Can't pick a favorite!
Hope your recovery has been good over the weekend!

Pat said...

Kudos to George for these gorgeous lily photos. What great variety there is in the lily family!

Ann said...

I like to be in your garden right now. I hope you are getting better and recovering from your surgery.

Make sure you don't kneel down to your lilies.

Leedra said...

Beautiful lillies. I hope your rain this afternoon didn't take all your blooms aways.

I am sure you are enjoying the pampering George is giving you.