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Friday, July 30, 2010

Our 2010 Lilies---Part IV


So far, I have shared 19 varieties of the gorgeous Lilies in our yard this year. Today I will share 6 more with you ---which still leaves 5 (since we have 30 different Lily varieties). In order to see any of the first 19, go to my sidebar and scroll down to Labels. Then click on Lilies 2010.

Above is one of my favorite Lilies --which is a popular one which I have seen on several blogs this summer. Its name is STARGAZER. Below are more!




SIMPLON




PINK PERFECTION




MUSCADET




MIDNIGHT QUEEN




LOMBARDIA


As I have said in previous blogs, our Lilies and Daylilies really put on a 'show' for us this summer... But--they are all gone now!!!! Sigh!!!! The Roses are still going strong --and we planted some Vinca recently in our small round beds to give them some color until we plant our Fall Pansies.

I will have one more post featuring the rest of our Lilies. Hope you have enjoyed seeing all of these varieties of our 2010 Lilies.

What are your weekend plans? I will be working on Family History (what else is there???? ha)--and hopefully, we'll take a ride on Sunday. I'll blog again on Monday. Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs,

54 comments:

Naturegirl said...

Betsy gorgeous collection! I can imagine the scent in the early morning breeze!Do you cut the stalk down after the lily has dropped off? I have been doing this..about half way down? Your tips are appreciated. anna

Jane said...

Gorgeous flowers, Betsy. Hope that you and George have a great weekend and that you can get out for your Sunday drive.

Jane

Valerie said...

So with so many varieties of lilies and roses - how in the world do you keep their names straight? They surely are beautiful!

I love the simplon (white with red) so very pure and clean looking. The muscadet one is a beauty as well.

I will have to go back and look again - do you have a wide shot of the yard while many were in bloom? That would be neat to see.

Have a great weekend!

Valerie

amelia said...

Your lilies are lovely. We only have day lilies and they are still going strong which is surprising seeing as we really haven't had enough rain this year.

I am having my eldest daughters two boys for the weekend, picking them up today!! Busy time!

Mildred said...

The lilies are so pretty. I love them all. I hope you and George will have a nice day for your Sunday drive.

Mildred said...

The lilies are so pretty. I love them all. I hope you and George will have a nice day for your Sunday drive.

Pam said...

Since it's my last weekend of summer, you'd think I had something fun planned! But nope, just going to frantically try and get more of the to-do list done!

Dar said...

Muscadet, Midnight Queen are my picks. You certainly have gorgeous blooms all around you, fortunate lady. So, do you place your pansies in raised beds with that healing knee? I'm sure they will be a real show. Can't wait to see them.
We have the Flambeau Rama celebration in our town this weekend so named for the Flambeau River that flows through and past Flambeau River Paper Co. that my Bill and Mels Slim work at. I imagine we will take in some of the festivities. We always go to the Fireman's Stand for the frog-jumping contest that some of the grands compete in, where we also have their famous Hamburgers smothered in fried onions while listening to country music. Sat. is the Arts and Crafts Fair, then Sun. is the parade that my son will have a float in this yr. to promote the new business. I guess we will be downtown.
BlessYourHeart

Darla said...

So sad to see the lilies come to a close after blooming season. I must get more! You have an amazing collection of them.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Your beautiful lilies remind me of orchids...am I the only one who sees the resemblance??? Have a wonderful weekend Betsy!!!

Sandra said...

beautiful flowers and teh photography is super. i am betting taken in RAW? Midnight is spectacualar with those stamens hanging down. awesome photography

Catherine said...

You've sure had some beautiful Lilies Betsy! Mine are still looking pretty good but I think that's because they got a late start. :)

It's a long weekend here this weekend ~ hooray! We're going out to my mom and her George's house for a BBQ on Sunday ~ it should be fun!

Have a good weekend friend!
xo Catherine

Arkansas Patti said...

Really beautiful varieties. Great shots per usual. I need to destalk my bed also. This time of year, I enjoy the foliage.
Have a great week end. We have solid 100's in store. Stay cool.

NENSA MOON said...

Hello Betsy,
Ooo.. I didn't know before there're so many kind of Lily... And they all beautiful!!
Thanks for showing us.
This my second time I'm here...Now I'm your follower..
Will come back again here soon to see your updated.

Have a nice weekend.
hugs
nensa

Sunny said...

Beautiful pictures. I didn't know there were so many kinds of lilies.
Have a lovely weekend, I'll be working in the garden.
☼ Sunny

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful as always, Betsy.
Stargazer is a favorite every where I believe. They are so fragrant. They can get so tall. My daughter's were well over 9 feet tall with many blooms.
So sad they are all gone for now. MB

Barbara said...

I love all these lilies, I have a few kind myself, I have a question Betsy, that Stargazer Lily, I got one for Mothers Day, it stayed with the bloom about two weeks, then the bloom fell off, then the plant has dried up too, is this normal? Or is my plant dead forever. Okay any how love your beautiful flowers it is alway such a joy to come here and see your pictures, have a wonderfully blessed day my friend.

The Retired One said...

I have a Stargazer and it bloomed late this year..not sure why, but I love them too...all your lilies are so beautiful. Don't they smell great too? I love their scent.
Glad to see (in your other post) that you got out hiking. I am sure that makes you feel better too!

Harriet said...

Beautiful flowers! It is bad that you haven't been able to hike this summer but isn't it great that God has blessed you with these wonderful flowers to enjoy while you are at home!

Karin said...

We have Heritage days this week-end, but I'm not sure we want to battle the crowds and get burned to a crisp in the beating sun! Hubby has no drive lately to do anything, and I haven't got enough energy to motivate both of us, lol!!

Love your gorgeous lilies! Have a blessed week-end!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Betsy, Simplon is certainly an elegant bloom. I really like it. Stargazer must be one of the most popular lilies ever. For good reason too, it is beautiful and very dramatic.
Marnie

The Incredible Woody said...

Beautiful shots!!

Diane said...

Gorgeous lilies, Betsy! My stargazers are looking like they may open soon. Your colors are amazing. Diane

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks for another gorgeous bouquet of Lilies.I keep thinking that your yard must be like a florist shop in the great outdoors.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Blessings,Ruth

Splendid Little Stars said...

I love lilies of all varieties! Yours are most lovely! Stargazer is beautiful; I should plant one. I don't know the names of all those that grow in my garden. sigh....

Katherine Aucoin said...

The lilies are breath taking. Glad to see they are holding up in this heat.

Pam said...

Your beautiful lilies sure do brighten up my day, Betsy. It has been a very hot and humid day.
I love the white and red, it reminds me of cool Christmas time.

Ginny said...

Yeah, more lilies, I love them! Muskadet and Lombardia are my favorites here, wonderul pictures! I hope you have a lovely weekend ride, and get some good pictures to post.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

These day lilies are just as beautiful as all the others that you have shared with us. My favorite of this set is the SIMPLON. That lily is perfection in its simplicity.

Cheryl said...

I would so love to have each one of these beauties in my yard! What a gorgeous collection you have. We are going kayaking on Saturday with one of my children and his girlfriend...our weather here has been outstanding the past few days. Then Mark is on vacation and we shall putter around....have a wonderful weekend!

Deb said...

Your flowers, and photos!, are always beautiful. Have a great weekend!

Daisy said...

They're so lovely, Betsy! It's amazing the number of colors and varieties. Hope you have a great weekend.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Betsy, your lilies are simply gorgeous! Beautiful colours and I bet they smelled just as lovely too. My roses are still blooming also. Thank you for sharing and have a lovely weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Julie said...

Have a great weekend, Betsy! Have been reading your blog each night and enjoying it, as usual! Hope your knee is feeling good now. Take care...
xoxo- Julie

Rose said...

Betsy, these are all so beautiful!

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Betsy I have enjoyed seeing all the differ varieties of your 2010 Lilies....I have the stargazer lily...but for some reason I don't know.. it didn't grow to its full size and never bloomed this year. Trish

SquirrelQueen said...

Your yard must look fantastic when all of these lilies are in bloom. My favorite is Simplon, the white petal are so elegant.

Hope you and George have a great weekend.

From the Kitchen said...

I wish I lived next door to you and George. I just know George would bring me some of his flowers--maybe in exchange for a tin of cookies?

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Best,
Bonnie

diane said...

Gosh, so many varieties and all beautiful. Great photography too. We are going to lunch on Sunday to celebrate Swiss National Day with friends including Colin.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I only have a red and a yellow lily that come back each year. They are nice to seem, and take pictures of. I like all of your bright colored ones. You have many more than I do and all are prettier.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Have a great weekend.
Stargazer lillies are the flowers that made my wedding bouquet!!!

Diana (Di) said...

Betsy, the fragrance exuded from my computer screen was remarkable! :) Hope you are doing well and enjoying your weekend.

Deb said...

I especially love lilies and yours are beautiful. When they tore out my old garden (to build a new machine shed) a couple of years ago, I lost all of my flowers except my lilies.

Have a good weekend!

Patty said...

Thanks for your visit. The lilies are magnificent. We had a few come up this year, but it's hard for Abe to work in the yard, so I have had to start doing a lot that I never did before, but still have the house to take care of to. So things don't always get done like I would like them to be done. My Mother is only 13 years older than me, so we seem more like sisters. My own sister died from breast cancer when she was 42, I was 46 at the time. I am now almost 74, went through breast cancer in July 1996 and again in the other breast in Dec. 2006. For some reason the second cancer showed I had the estrogen factor, so I am on a pill called Femera for five years. Still have about another year and a half to go. I was treated with radiation both time, so if it should come back again, then I will have to have a mastectomy. Yes, the joys of growing older. LOL

LV said...

My poor lily looks sick after seeing all the lovely ones you have. Without a doubt, your yard must be breathtaking to see.

Neal said...

More beauties Betsy!! Flowers have always been a favorite subject of my photos. You did a great job with these.

Mary said...

I can't imagine having 30 different lilies! wow! Each one is gorgeous. Wouldn't it be great if they lasted longer?

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Betsy, my first visit to your lovely blog! I love your lillies, I did not know they came in so many varieties! Gorgeolus!

Stop by and say hi if you get a chance and hve a great week!

Barb

Regina said...

Splendid and adorable lilies.

Happy Sunday Betsy.

xo

Shelley said...

YOu have so many nice surprises in your yard - love these lilies. I can't decide on a favorite! Looking forward to finding out what else you learn in your family history - what a great project!!
Hugs,
Shelley

nanny said...

I am taking your advice....about to leave for a ride....
I told my husband I want to go in the back country and see what we can find....wish me luck...hoping for some good pictures to share!

Marydon said...

You are working on your family history?! So are we ... we are finalizing it all to print ... isn't it fun!

Love all your lilies ... I had NO idea there were this many.

Have a beautiful summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Betsy, those are truly stunning photos! I can't get over them. The colors and the clarity are just amazing.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Kirigalpoththa said...

These are lovely photos!