Monday, June 25, 2012

Lilies in our Yard

Gosh---it's hard for me to say which of our perennial flowers I love the most...  I love all of them (Daffodils, Crocuses, Hyacinths, Tulips, Irises, etc.) ----but the Lilies and Daylilies are WAY at the top of my list, especially the Lilies.  Right now,  we have 18 different varieties of Lilies which have bloomed so far,  with more to come!!!!

I have already shown you 3 of the lily varieties  (click HERE to see them)---so today,  I'll show you more of these beauties,  all of which have bloomed in our yard this past month..  The picture above is a favorite this year (PINK PERFECTION) ---not only because of its beauty,  but because this lily is HUGE  and TALL....  Be sure to click on the pictures to see them larger.





George is about 6'4"----and the PINK PERFECTION lilies are taller than he is.... These lilies are in the road flowerbed in the front...  They are awesome!!!




Here's a close-up of PINK PERFECTION.  Aren't they beautiful?




Here's a reddish lily named  RED TWINKLE...  This lily is located on the side flowerbed (where many of our lilies are located).  I love the color of this one.




Here is a picture of several different lily (and daylily) varieties.    These are in the side flowerbed  in the back (near the deck).... I love sitting on the deck admiring these beauties...




One of the lilies you can see in the previous picture is named MADONNA (the white ones pictured above).  We have many of these lilies and they smell incredible!!!!




Butterflies love lilies...  This little butterfly was going from one FREEDOM GLOW lily to the next...




This is another picture of all of the lilies (and daylilies) in our side flowerbed.  This is looking toward the front yard...   This is the view I can see from the kitchen window... That makes washing dishes much nicer!!!!!!ha




And, finally here is another pink lily  (named PINK LEMONADE) that is very pretty.  George took this one ---after we had had some rain... I always love seeing the raindrops on our flowers...

Hope you enjoyed seeing today's post showing more of our beautiful Lilies... I'll do a post soon showing some of our Daylilies and more of our Lilies...

Thanks so much for all of the well-wishes we received (Friday's Blog--click HERE if you missed it).   We had a fabulous weekend celebrating our 11th anniversary on Saturday.  As you can imagine,  we took TONS of photos ---so that will be coming up soon!!!!  Hope you had as great a weekend as we did.  Thanks again!!

Have a fabulous day.
Hugs,
Betsy

69 comments:

Twilight Man said...

I love all your beautiful Lilies. Here we have to import them from abroad in white and pink colors & they smell so sweet. Seems like your garden is like Eden, everything grows there except apples!

Ms. A said...

I need to plant some flowers so I can get some butterflies. Yours are all gorgeous and the butterfly is an added bonus.

Linda said...

I can't pick a favorite lily...they're all so beautiful and cheery. But my favorite photo is the one with the butterfly. :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

They're so beautiful. And the pic w/ the butterfly is fantastic!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I thought I had seen tall lilies,but never one that tall. It is not only tall but beautiful as well. I had a great weekend,look for a blog post soon on that. Glad you guys had a good time celebrating your anniversary.

linda m said...

I love all of your lilies. I never imagined they could grow over 6 feet tall, WOW. Magnificent pic of the butterfly. Would you believe my lilies haven't even bloomed yet? The have buds but no flowers so far. Have started giving them fertilizer to help them along.

diane b said...

Those lilies are so tall and beautiful. I love the bright red ones. It must be lovely to look out of your window and see these beautiful blooms.

Janice K said...

I have never seen lillies so tall! They are all so beautiful. I really liked the picture with the butterfly, and the one of pink lemonade with the rain drops was lovely.

Amy Burzese said...

I've never seen lilies that tall either! Wow!

Pearl@serenitycove said...

Betsy...That tall lily is pretty amazing, but that pink lemonade is absolutely gorgeous!!
I'm so busy with wedding right now I barely have time to enjoy my garden:(

Jeevan said...

Wow! It’s quite treat at sight looking at those lovely lilies... Fantastic photo shooting on these beauties, Betsy!

Btw. My mom’s name is Lilly! And today is her birthday and coincidently u has posted plenty of lilies :) Love them.

Glad u had a great weekend and anniversary :)

Karin said...

Your weather must be favorable for your collection of these lovelies! Can't believe how tall they are - and probably have strong stalks so they don't blow over with a mighty wind! Lilies can be so fragrant! Your garden probably smells amazing! Thanks for sharing all these beauties!

My Kid's Mom said...

Those are beautiful. I've never seen them that tall before!

Sylvia K said...

Such gorgeous lilies, Betsy! The colors are exquisite! And they are TALL!! It's always a delight to "visit" your beautiful lawn and garden! Hope you and George have a wonderful week! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Rose said...

Oh, Betsy, these are beautiful. I especially love Pink Lemonade!

Happyone said...

Your flowers are absolutely beautiful and wow they are so tall.
I didn't realize George was that tall.
It's a little late but a very Happy Anniversary to you and George. : )
I just love they way that he still calls you, his 'beautiful bride.'

Arkansas Patti said...

Sorry I missed your anniversary.I know with the two of you, it had to be awesome.
Loved how you did the side by side pictures of your growing up.
Wonder if you had met earlier what would have happened but then maybe you had to be were you were in your lifes to make the sparks fly.
Keep them flying you two.

Shilpa said...

Gorgeous flowers Besty!! Love it a lot! I’m sure u rejoices checking those flower each day and having a splendid time around the yard.

Hugs
Shilpa

Jo said...

I love your spring garden, Betsy and never knew that lilies got so tall. The colours are stunningly beautiful and your blooms are so healthy and strong. Thanks for sharing. You've cheered up my day. Hugs Jo

Susannah said...

I don't think I have ever seen lilies so beautiful! Thes pics are just stunning! Makes me want to grow some lilies, for sure.

Nellie said...

Beautiful lilies! Have you ever been to the Day Lily Festival at Oakes Farm? They have some lovely lilies.

Randy said...

Good heavens that is the tallest Lily I’ve ever seen! Betsy I didn’t see but maybe one or two stakes in the pictures, how do you keep them from falling over? Mine never stand up.

Daisy said...

Your lilies are real showstoppers, Betsy! They are so tall and so colorful. Beautiful!

Farida of In Love With Sunflower said...

I love all your blooms Ms Betsy! I especially enjoyed viewing two photos: (1) freedom glow lily with the butterfly on it and (2) pink lemonade with rain water on it.

This is a haven right in your very own home! Thanks for sharing these gorgeous blooms :D

W. Latane Barton said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! George better watch out... those lilies may gobble him up. hehe.

ladyfi said...

Wow - amazing flowers! How gorgeous.

TexWisGirl said...

i like the madonna (white w/ yellow inside).

glad you are fixed again! :)

Kay said...

Your flowers are beautiful.

Lady Di Tn said...

I am sorry that you got a headache but glad you got the problem fixed as I do so enjoy your post and flowers. I do not think I have ever seen such a tall little. Peace

Fun60 said...

What beautiful colours your lilies are especially the Golden glow and pink lemonade. Great names as well.

Shug said...

So pretty! Could I borrow your gardener for a week or so??? I sure need to do some work in my yard. Love visiting yours!
hugs,
shug

Ann said...

the lilies are all gorgeous but that pink perfection is stunning. I also really like the pink lemonade. Hmm I see a pattern here....lol

KleinsteMotte said...

You must be very busy tending to all those beauties.

Small City Scenes said...

Your Lilies are just so marvelous. Yes they are. Ours haven't bloomed yet---everything is late---but there are plenty of buds.

I am glad you all have a great anniversary weekend. MB

The Incredible Woody said...

Oh my word! I had no idea lilies would grow that tall!! That final photo is just stunning :)

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Beautiful lillies! I have never seen any that tall.

Linda G. said...

Hi Betsy

I loved looking at your beautiful lilies. There was one lily that took my breath away. I really, really liked the lily named Madonna.

I'm looking forward to seeing all your pictures from your anniversary weekend.

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Maple Lane said...

I enjoyed all your pretty lilies! Glad you both had a great anniversary weekend.

Lynn said...

As always your flowers are beautiful. Wonderful view from the kitchen to view as you do dishes. Great capture of the butterfly on the lily. So nice of him/her to poise for you just then. Blessings.

Donna said...

The blooms are spectacular!

Susie Swanson said...

Lillies are at the top of list too and yours are breathtaking.. I don't think I've ever seen any as pretty..I have several colors but they are not so big this year for some reason..I never get enough of visiting your blog and beauty, just wish I had more time...Hugs, Susie

Catherine said...

I can't believe how tall your lilies are! I am still waiting for my lilies to bloom here in Saskatchewan! LOL!
xo Catherine

Chatty Crone said...

I didn't realize George was so tall. My husband is 6'3" and I am a foot shorter. I love your lilies and I love to see the dew or raindrops on the flowers. Great photos. Love, sandie

Retired English Teacher said...

Betsy, those lilies are amazing. I love seeing them.

Dorothy said...

Gorgeous Lilies, Betsy! I especially like the pink ones!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

The lilies are beautiful, Betsy! I didn't realize they got so tall! Nor did I realize that George was that tall. Enjoy your week!

Marie said...

Your lilies are AMAZING! I can't decide which is my favorite...Freedom Glow looks like golden sunshine, so maybe it, but they are all so incredible! Glad your problem worked itself out on your blog. It would have upset me if it had happened to me, so I know it was very worrisome for you. Just glad all that is over! Back to worry-free sharing!

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh wow, Betsy, those lilies are all gorgeous. I am amazed at the height of the Pink Perfection lily, even my tiger lilies don't get quite that tall. They are all so pretty but like the butterfly I am drawn to the Freedom Glow. Love that color!

Small Kucing said...

Gosh they are so tall. I have no idea. Usually the ones i saw were shorter than me

eileeninmd said...

Betsy, your lilies are gorgeous. So many different species and colors. Your neighbors must love living next to your house, it is like living next to a botanical garden. Lovely photo, have a happy day.

NatureStop said...

Betsy, I love all your lilies and can't choose a favourite...once again...I ENVY your garden:)
By the way our trip to Switzerland was last August..almost a back and now I am uploading our blog almost after a year..with the tiny one growing up I finally manage a lttle time for our blog:).A must visit place I feel.Have a great day!

Hugs
Shantana

Denise said...

A little late but Happy Anniversary Betsy. Your lilies are breathtaking and lovely shot of George too.

Ginny said...

My favorite has to be the Pink Perfection, for it's height but also for that shot of yellow inside all the pink! Next fav is Pink Lemonade!!!

Terry and Linda said...

Your yard is just lovely!!!


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joy said...

I always enjoy looking at your garden and all the flowers. I have also red twinkle in mg garden, but it is not bloooming yet. SO I hope it will be as beautiful as yours when that time comes:)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I love to see your flowers...you captured a butterfly photo and rain too

Brenda said...

Your Lillies are GORGEOUS! And sooo many colors! It sure warms the heart...
Hugs,
Brenda

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Wow! Betsy, you lilies are fantastic. I love all of them. What beautiful flowers. These photos are splendid. What lovely, lovely flowers!

Pam :) said...

Hi Betsy, glad you and George had a nice anniversary getaway.
All of your lilies are gorgeous. My two favorites are Madonna and the thirsty Pink Lemonade.


No red page today :)

LV said...

No doubt your house has the most beautiful yard in the neighborhood. They are all breathtaking.

imac said...

Lovely de-lily-shous, show Betsy.

Cheryl said...

Oh wow! What a lovely post! The lilies are just beautiful...I especially like the Pink Perfection and Pink Lemonade...and never knew lilies could grow so tall. Thank you for sharing the beauty with us!

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

I had no idea lilies could grow that tall!!!!
The colors are so vibrant.

Grandma Bonnie said...

They are all so beautiful. I can hardly believe how tall those lillys get. Amazing.

Sandra said...

your flowers are beautiful! i need to plant some color in my beds. but i'm not used to the hard rock clay i have here in TN. i tried to dig into it, to weed, and i was wiped out.

Andrea said...

Betsy, you got so much in your garden, i thought maybe only the roses are perfect but these lilies are as well. I also didn't know George is 6'4" and i can relate to that because i once had a friend that tall. We were like index and pinky fingers! That red lily is my favorite, i haven't seen them in blogs.

Rohrerbot said...

George is really tall!!! I don't know I never thought about this before, but after seeing him next to the lily, I thought....this man is a giant!:) Love all your flower arrangements out in the garden. They look very nice....and it's so greeeen there:) Hope the flowers stay that way for awhile:)

KathyA said...

The lilies are so beautiful and all so healthy-looking! I think I favor the darker colors, but I love them all!

Pat Tillett said...

They are all beautiful! I think I like the Madonna variety the best. Nice photos also Betsy!