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Friday, July 16, 2010

Our 2010 Lilies---Part III


So far, I have shared 14 varieties of the gorgeous Lilies in our yard this year. Today I will share 5 more with you ---which still leaves 11 (since we have 30 different Lily varieties). In order to see any of the first 14, go to my sidebar and scroll down to Labels. Then click on Lilies 2010.

Above is a picture of the side flowerbed --where many of our Lilies and Daylilies are. Most of them are gone now --but I wish you could have been here to smell them. Below are more individual Lilies. Hope you enjoy them!



BUENA VISTA



AMERICAN ORIGINAL




AMERICAN DREAM




ORANGE TIGER LILY (I love this lily!!!!)




DIZZY (another fav---but I love them all!!!!)

Hope you are enjoying our Lilies. Like the Daylilies and Tulips, the Lilies were gorgeous this year... Even in the heat and humidity and dryness of the summer, the Lilies put on a great show... I will have two more blogs showing the remainder of our Lilies, sometime in the next week or two.

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Blog Tip #6: Never assume that people know what you are talking about. New people come to our blogs often --and if we don't explain what is going on, they may not understand at all. That is why I repeat things so much. It's boring for those who have come to my blog for awhile--but new people appreciate the explanations.

Have a wonderful weekend. I'll blog again on Monday morning.
Hugs,

68 comments:

Diane AZ said...

Betsy, your lilies pictures are stunning, especially the Tiger Lily! I noticed some lilies (mostly yellow) blooming around New England when first I arrived. Have a lovely weekend. :)

Mildred said...

I always enjoy the photos of the individual lilies. Dizzy is a beauty! Have a good weekend.

Peggy said...

I bet your neighbors are green with envy. You have to have the best looking and sweetest smelling yard for miles around! Have a great weekend

Deb said...

Tiger lily and Dizzy...my fav's too! For flowers that require so little from the grower on the whole, they surely do give us a lot, don't they?! :) Even I, the WomanWithTheBlackThumb, have been know to grow them and see them thrive in some of my pitiful little garden. Next year, lilies for me in my little barren patch beside the house!

Big Dude said...

Great shots Betsy. Bev is a big fan of Daylilies

Sandra said...

that orange tiger lily is really gorgeous. the angle, the color, the sharpeness the flower, all very pleasing to stare at.

Dar said...

Betsy, Your blog has NEVER been a bore...you see the most interesting places with your waterfall tours and your gardens are eye candy for us gardeners. I actually am jealous of all the blooms you have. Mine do not compare. You are so organized. My time only allows rampant cottage gardens with everything thrown in together. Love your lilies. They are 2die4. Mom always had the Tiger and now I have some coming. They are my favorites too.
HaveAGreatWeekend and HopCarefully

Susie said...

Pretty Betsy! I could never chose a fav.

Hope you guys have a great weekend!

diane said...

The garden bed is lovely and the lilies are so tall. Dizzy is very special.

Sunny said...

Lovely lilies. I think my fav is the Tiger Lily.
Have a delightful weekend.
☼ Sunny

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Your lilies are all beautiful..thanks for the blog tips.Trish

Aliene said...

I love those lily's. Came across your blog and the lily caught my attention. I need to go to older blogs and look.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I really love the Orange tiger lily as well!!!
Have a great weekend Betsy.

Janie said...

Lilies provide great color in the garden. Yours are truly lovely.

Janie said...

Lilies provide great color in the garden. Yours are truly lovely.

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful Lilies. You yard is as full as your life. MB

Barbara said...

Oh my they are so breath taking, Betsy you do so good, my lonely one is still blooming, none of the others have bloomed yet, sigh...
Your green thumb really shows though, love them all, lots of hugs my friend, Barbara

Mary said...

The lily is a gorgeous flower and you've managed to capture that in your photos. You have the eye of a camera professional. I hope the day treats you well. Blessings...Mary

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

My favorite lily out of today's showings is the orange tiger lily. Have a great weekend, Betsy. I'm looking forward to spending some time at our annual Ribfest. I'm hoping for cooler temperatures later today and into the weekend. Cooler temperatures will make attendance at Ribfest so much more enjoyable.

Cheryl said...

Oh the American Dream lily is striking! I love all lilies but this one seemed to stand out. What a labor of love your yard is. Have a wonderful weekend!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Betsy, love Dizzy! Strange name:) I'll bet your gardens smell wonderful.
Marnie

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Just spectacular colors, I think they are all just so beautiful !
Dizzy is outstandingly so....

Karin said...

Your lilies are all such show offs!! Beautiful, tall, and each with such distinctive personality! Your photos are excellent, showing them from their best angle! Thanks for sharing all those lovely pics. Have a great weekend!

Glenda said...

Love the uniqueness and color of the beautiful Orange Tiger Lily - and Dizzy is just gorgeous, too!

Thanks for your tips . . . they're practical and simple to follow!

Have a great summer weekend!

Chris said...

All your lilies are wonderful Betsy. I couldn't choose a favourite. You and George must spend hours in the garden looking after all your lovely plants.

DayPhoto said...

I love lilies. I love roses. Shoot, your yard is just plain wonderful.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

JKoenig said...

It is impossible to pick a favorite. Such beautiful color!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Ginny said...

Buena vista for me! But Tiger Lily a close second. It's sure set apart by it's cool shape, isn't it? Your tips are getting bettter, and this is a real good one to remember. Like for Anne Marie, next time I post her, I need to say who she is because I have a bunch of new followers who won't know.

imac said...

Beautiful Lilies
beautiful Lilies
Beautiful Lilies

lol

Hope you gathered I enjoyed your Lilies Betsy.

mothernaturesgarden said...

Your lilies are just lovely, Betsy.

Dorothy said...

You are a Dear for posting the blogger tips! What can I say about your lilies, except they are all gorgeous!!! Love those Lilies!

wildlifewatcher said...

Of today's Lilles, I like "Buena Vista" the best. Nice pictures. You must have a truly beautiful yard landscape. My compliments to you and your husband!

Regina said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
Love all!
Thank you for sharing Betsy.

Enjoy the weekend both.

amelia said...

Love your lilies Betsy, you have a beautiful garden!! I took photo's of ours and now I have to get them on the blog! Haha!!

I hope your knee continues to improve.

Together We Save said...

More great shots!! I can olny imagine just how beautiful your place is with all those flowers!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I think I can actually pick a favorite today,Dizzy.Of course they are all lovely,but I am partial to any pink flowers.
Blessings,Ruth

Neal said...

Beautiful pictures Betsy. I love lilies so I really enjoyed the pictures.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

How wonderful...each one is so special!!! I would have to call the orange and black one a polka dot lily!!! Polka dot and curly!!!

LV said...

I never tire of seeing your lovely flowers. There is no one that appreciates your help and suggestions on this blog business as much as I do. Thanks again.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You have some wonderful varities of lilies, Betsy! I am surprised to see so many different colors!

I enjoyed seeing your new computer mouse on the previous blog post and both blog tips are very helpful!

Enjoy your weekend!

SquirrelQueen said...

You and George has some of the most beautiful lilies. American Dream is dreamy and Dizzy is stunning. The Orange Tiger Lily is blooming in my yard right now, it brightens up the whole neighborhood.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Daisy said...

Such bright, vivid colors, Betsy! These pictures are quite wonderful. Have a nice weekend! :)

The Retired One said...

I am enjoying your lily series very much..they are some of my favorite flowers...and yes, they smell delightful!!

carolina nana said...

THOSE LILIES ARE GORGEOUS,I NOTICED SOME OF MINE ARE BLOOMING,THEY MUST LIKE THE DRY WEATHER BECAUSE I HAVEN'T WATERED THEM. MAN I HOPE WE GET SOME RAIN THIS WEEKEND,WE NEED TO COOL DOWN A BIT OVER HERE ALSO. BLESSINGS TO YOU MARILYN

Diane said...

Mine will be opening soon. With yours blooming I can enjoy lilies and daylilies for a long stretch. These are all so pretty. The orange tiger lily is very pretty, isn't it - very elegant! Diane

Crystal Mary said...

Hello Betsy, Your lillies are perfectly beautiful!! What a wonderful green thumb you have!! Plus the photography captured every detail.
My hubby and I once went to an outdoor art show in your town. We lived in Rogersville at that time. Since then my hubby retired and we moved back to live in Queensland Australia.

T said...

I can only imagine how glorious your garden is in person!

Valerie said...

That second to last shot is spectacular! Love the clarity and color!

Arkansas Patti said...

Always amazed by the incredible varieties.
Have a great weekend.

Catherine said...

I am still waiting for my white lilies to bloom!

sigh... must have patience...

xo Catherine

Pat Tillett said...

not only are the photos fantastic, that garden, WOW!!!
your knowledge of plants is also amazing

Adrienne in Ohio said...

I never feel bored coming here, Betsy! That first lily is gorgeous!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Betsy,
What beautiful, colorful, fantastic lilies. I just love the photos. I always enjoy very much your postings. Your blog is super.

CottonLady said...

Your lilies are absolutely gorgeous! I remember that Tiger Lilies grew wild in the ditches of the Iowa farm country I grew up in, so guess if I had to pick a favorite it would be them, but I love them all.

Thanks for your lovely pics. And blog tips, too.

Blessings!
CottonLady

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: 30 My what a variety. I love Dizzy even if I don't like to be dizzy.

Tricia said...

So so so so preeeeetty! I love love love lilies!

I also really like the block work around your flower garden - that's nice!

Julie said...

i love that orange tiger lily!!!!!

Lola said...

Love those lilies. My Asiatic ones are blooming now. All white.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Betsy,

Well, they are all beautiful but American Dream is my favorite of this bunch..boy do I have some catching up to do!

One day.. I'll start getting the one small area of our yard fixed up...it gets cut and our beauty exists in the wildlife that shows up...that seems to be plenty but I would like to grow a bit of food and flowers next year..it'll be a good start.

We have one Turkey hen that started coming in each day to eat...today she was spooked and flew up to a big tree limb...now if you don't think that flight was a clumsy sight!..LOL Poor girl...she's there for the night. I got a few photos of her I'll share next week.

I was turning around to come back in the house and a pair of Pileated woodpeckers screamed in my ear..I mean they must have been no more than 15 feet from me...they took flight across the lane into the woods. I really think they have a nest in a dead tree not far from where we park our cars. The high pitch of their calls and their size makes them such an exciting visitor. They are around all but maybe 3 months of the year. Then they go off in the distance...we can still hear them but they stay away during that time.

Thanks so much for visiting me...the bedroom is painted! YAY
You know we've never had the woodstove hooked up yet so that's next on the list but other than that the main level's big stuff is done...still have the drapes to hang and small stuff.

Downstairs winter proofing is gonna take some time though...good grief, by the time fall arrives we will be glad to sit down and relax.

Hugs to you,
Stephanie ♥

Marci said...

Can't choose a favorite this time! All are so beautiful. Love your header photo as well.
Hope you're having a great weekend!

NENSA MOON said...

I really enjoy the lilies.
Very beautiful!!
Thanks for sharing

greeting from Indonesia
nensa

Jane said...

Gorgeous flowers as always! Hope that you and George had a great weekend.

Jane

Tipper said...

Just lovely! The tiger lily is one of my favorites too : )

Karen said...

Looks like the tiger lily is a favorite - it's mine. Your photos of these beautiful flowers are lovely, colorful, great DOF and clarity.

Jane said...

Hi Betsy - No, the initials CS actually stand for the name of a personal friend who had a terrible round with non-smokers lung cancer and survived. I am following the tour, mostly so I can visit France vicariously. I've not kept up with who sits in the saddle since Jan Ullrich was booted for drugging; however, I must say that Andy Schleck looks very promising as a future winner - if he doesn't surprise this year.

Jane

Carletta said...

That tiger lily shot is gorgeous!
Well, they all are but I LOVE that one!
Do you have a macro lens? The clarity is wonderful.

Rose said...

Gorgeous lilies, as usual.

Valerie said...

So I looked thru and found this shot (seems I have seen it before - as I commented previously) guess I didn't pay close enough attention.

That flower bed must be beautiful to see all of them in bloom. So do you have one bulb of each variety or several? and does one flower bloom per plant?

They sure are pretty flowers!

Valerie