Monday, July 30, 2012

The End of our Beautiful Lilies

Black Beauty Tiger Lily
Here's my final group of pictures of our 19 varieties of LILIES in our yard this year.  If you missed any of these 5 blog posts,  click  HERE.   Hope you enjoy this final group!

The picture above is one of our little tiger lilies...  I LOVE these little lilies... This one is named is Black Beauty...  Pretty, isn't it? Be sure to click on all of the pictures in order to see them larger.




Several of you have asked to see 'group' pictures of the lilies.  That is never easy to do since the lilies (and daylilies) all bloom at different times... That is a good thing though since we enjoy lily blooms for a couple of months.. When one variety quits blooming, another takes its place.  SO---that is why it is hard to get a 'group' picture of all of them!!!!  

The picture above is of our 'road flowerbed' ---and you can see lilies,  daylilies and roses all blooming.




Golden Splendor Lily
This beauty is named Golden Splendor...  It is such a beautiful lily.




Gold Band Lily
The last lily to bloom in our yard  (there are only a couple of blooms left in this one),  named Gold Band...  We enjoyed it for about 3 weeks...  Someone asked how long lilies bloom...  I think most of the buds will stay pretty for about 2-3 weeks....(Daylilies are different in that each blossom only blooms for ONE day.. BUT--there are usually lots and lots of blossoms --which keep the plant blooming for several weeks.)




This  is another view of several of the lilies in bloom in our side flowerbed... As I have previously said,  most of our lilies are planted in this long bed ---and in the road and the lamppost beds.




Trebbiano Lily
This little beauty is named Trebbiano.  As you can tell,  this lily is very pale yellow  (almost white) in color... This lily is located in the side flowerbed (not far from our swing)...




Sarina Lily
And this lily is named Sarina.   George took this photo --and this lily was one of several varieties in our lamppost flowerbed.   Yellow is one of my favorite colors this time of year,  and this one with its spots is quite unique.




Garden Pleasure Lily AND Touching Lily
Here is a picture showing you how many lilies were blooming at the same time in our road flowerbed...  Aren't they just gorgeous?  That is Touching on the right and Garden Pleasure on the left....




Garden Pleasure Lily
Finally,  besides Pink Perfection and Touching and Gold Band,  here is the 4th group of lilies in the road flowerbed that bloomed and bloomed and bloomed this year...  This one is Garden Pleasure---and a pleasure it was!!!!    As I said above,  a couple of Gold Band lilies are all that are left in our yard now... We'll have to wait 'til next year to see all of these again....

Hope you enjoyed seeing our lilies this year.  It's hard for me to pick a favorite... I loved Lollypop and Montenegro --since they were some of the early bloomers.   But there are others I love --such as this one (Garden Pleasure) and also Touching...  Overall though,  I guess,  if I had to pick a 2012 favorite lily,  I would choose Pink Perfection...  After looking at all of the lily posts,  you need to pick a favorite also....

Have a wonderful Monday. We are going to see the sunflowers at Biltmore....  Hope they are gorgeous  like they were last year when we were there.

Hope you are watching the OLYMPICS...  They are great... so many wonderful,  hard-working athletes.   SO proud of them!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

68 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Such pretty pictures, Betsy. Hope you have a great visit to Biltmore!

Ms. A said...

You've been blessed with some gorgeous lilies this year! Can't wait for the photos from Biltmore, hope the sunflowers are great!

No, I haven't been that when I refresh, thank goodness. Hope you figure it out, I'm sure it's annoying.

Ms. A said...

Dang, I spoke too soon! I just got it when I tried to leave YOUR page. First time that has happened.

Relindis said...

Beauty indeed, Betsy. The lilies are all pretty, but I do like Trebbiano as I like pale blooms. Hope you have a good day at Biltmore.

Denise said...

Gorgeous lilies Betsy. They would do a person's heart good to see them in a garden. Don't have the problem you mentioned. Hope someone can help.

Crystal Mary said...

What incredible photos!!
Yes I am watching the Olympic's as I can, mostly at night. They are great!!

Joe Todd said...

The seasons do change.. sometimes to quickly.. Great photos Betsy..Always enjoy visiting your blog.. I don't always leave a comment but am sure glad I've gotten to know you

Beth said...

Gorgeous lilies, Betsy! Your roadside flowerbed is so pretty. I know folks that pass your house must enjoy all your flowers.

I have been getting a message every time I try to leave your blog that someone has something special for me. I thought it could be some sort of virus, but I ran a virus scan and nothing showed up. Hope you can figure out what the problem is.

Have a wonderful time at Biltmore! Hope it's not too hot...

Beth said...

Sarina Lily are my favorites. so pretty. you have so many colors. (:

Daisy said...

They are all so pretty, Betsy. I never knew there were so many different varieties--seems like you must have them all!! ha! Hope you enjoy the sunflowers. :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love all your flowers! I don't think I could pick a favorite.

I haven't had that happen w/ the thing popping up, but I use IE more than Firefox, and haven't used Google Chrome at all.

Beth said...

There are 3 that stole the show for me:black beauty, gold band, and garden pleasure. But if I had to choose only one, it would be gold band. I have never had a white lily and I just love the crisp, pristeen look of it.

I'm looking forward to your pics of Biltmore. In one of gardening magazines (Country Gardens Spring 2012) it was rated 20 out of 'their' top 20 all-time favorite public gardens in the US. The United States Botanic Garden on the National Mall in DC snagged the #1 spot. I kept looking for Biltmore because of my exposure to it through you and I was a bit disappointed to see it at 20. I've never been there, but feel like I have through you!:>)

I will be heading out to TX on Wed. for a few days with daughter and family in Dallas. Yes, I know it will be scorching,b but a school teacher's vacation is the 3 months of summer, so it is what it is! I'm grateful for the time off and that I'm able to travel out there. Hubby is staying here--work on the new RV park he is partner in is keeping him quite busy.
I haven't experienced what you were asking about, YET.
Savor those walks through those beautiful gardens at Biltmore and remember you're our conduit to them!Ha!;>)

Beth said...

I didn't mean to have a b between scorching and but, I had two 'but's and erased only part of one!

Mr. Bill said...

How beautiful...and have fun at Biltmore!

RoeH said...

Beautiful. And gorgeous. And I'm moving next door to you because of all your beauty in gardening. And yes - I've gotten that annoying little thing.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

If I must pick a favourite,I guess it would be the Black Beauty Tiger.All of them are fabulous.With all the heat we have had and lack of rain,my flower are pathetic this year.

Sandra said...

my mother would so love your yard, she loved Lillie and all flowers, that side yard is gorgeous and made me think of her.

Darla said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! We are watching the olympics on and off...

diane b said...

There are so many blooms on one plant. It must make your garden look fabulous. I rather like the Tiger Lily.

linda m said...

So very gorgeous. And I learned something new. I did not know that each flower only bloomed for one day. That explains why my flowers were dying after a one day bloom. I thought I was doing soothing wrong. Thanks for the info.

Pam :) said...

Your yard is ablaze of colorful flowers.. your neighborhood is so lucky.

Enjoy the lovely sunflowers at Biltmore Gardens, Betsy.

Snap said...

Gorgeous! I love lilies. I'm running out of space, but I'm thinking about adding some!

Karin said...

Have a fabulous day going to the Biltmore! Just a couple of days and it's August already! Your lilies have held up pretty well until now. Each thing has its season!

We enjoy watching the Olympics!

Linda said...

Your yard is like a haven...so beautiful and peaceful. The lilies are definitely part of the beauty. That black tiger lily in the first picture is just gorgeous. Hope you're having a good day at the Biltmore.

TexWisGirl said...

truly beautiful. the golden one is gorgeous! well, they all are.

Jeevan said...

Lovely images on Lilies! The Trebbiano and Sarina lily like a painting and it was so pleasure going through you lily series... Betsy! The collection of lilies on the roadside bed is fascinating.

Have a nice week ahead :)

ladyfi said...

Wow - so much beauty indeed!

Happyone said...

They truly are beautiful. And don't you just love all their names!!!

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous flowers and colors and I always love your wonderful photos! The next best thing to having a yard full of my own!! Have a great week, Betsy!!

Susannah said...

I think I picked "Pink Perfection" before and I guess I will stick to that being my favorite. It is so hard to pick. They are all fabulous. I loved each and every picture. Looking forward to seeing the sunflowers.

Out on the prairie said...

Always sad to see blooms fade for the season.Lovely selection today.

CottonLady said...

The first-Black Tiger Lily- is my favorite, but really love all of them. So very pretty, Betsy!

Blessings!

joy said...

loved them all:)

LV said...

I have nothing to enjoy anymore. Nature and her hot weather has taken a toll on mine. Enjoy your outing and wish I was going along.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

The lilies are all so beautiful that it would be too hard to pick a favorite out of all of them! Have a fun trip to the Biltmore and bring back lots of photos for us to see!

Miss Debbie said...

Hope you take lots of pics of the sunflowers! Yes, we are watching the Olympics...even water polo which I know nothing about. But, it is the USA playing so that is all that matters!!

MTWaggin said...

How could we not enjoy them, how absolutely lovely.

Neal said...

Those are gorgeous. You guys must really spend a lot of time working in your yard.

Rohrerbot said...

That first shot is stunning. Beautiful flowers and when one set of flowers ends, another group is just ready to grab your attention. Look forward to your sunflower adventures:)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I can never pick a favorite flower...they are gorgeous. Enjoy the Biltmore

Ann said...

I just love all your lilies. I couldn't decide which one I liked best.
I've never paid much attention to the Olympics, I just never could get in to watching them

Arkansas Patti said...

The Gold Band really caught my eye. I am always amazed at the variety you have.
So happy the blistering heat has not affected them.
I don't watch the Olympics too much. They don't seem to show the events that interest me. Still I do admire the athletes.

Rose from Oz is Back! said...

Yes please, lots of photos from Biltmore. I tried and tried but could not choose a favourite from your lillies. All totally gorgeous. I too would like to be your neighbour (straight across the road) what a visual delight you provide for them! Watching the Olympics on and off and (sigh) Oz is not doing too well. :(
Have a wonderful day over there Betsy and George.

Shug said...

Gorgeous Betsy....
Did y'all buy most of your lilies, or have you transplanted them from other gardens? I have some, but they really are not multiplying like I thought they would. Do you have a special fertilize or food for them...
They are so delightful!
Have fun at Biltmore and bring us pictures.

Chatty Crone said...

Love the golden lily the yellow one - so pretty and it makes you feel happy - I love all the flowers really. They are gorgeous. sandie

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Lilies have become my favorite flower, they just bloom and bloom, despite the awful heat and drought we suffered this Summer.
You have one of the most beautiful collections I have ever seen.
Enjoy your stay at the Biltmore, I look forward to seeing the pictures ;)
~Jo

eileeninmd said...

Betsy, what a gorgeous post. Your lilies are all gorgeous. I can not believe all the pretty colors and varieties. Lovely photos.

eileeninmd said...

Betsy, what a gorgeous post. Your lilies are all gorgeous. I can not believe all the pretty colors and varieties. Lovely photos.

Sharon said...

I know you hate to see these come to an end, but if we had them all the time, we wouldn't appreciate them as much when we do have them. That's what I always tell myself about the dogwoods and the wildflowers in the mountains!! Can't wait for the Biltmore report. I think we are going one day next week.

Nellie said...

Enjoy Biltmore, Betsy.

You have some wonderful lilies.

xo Nellie

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, Yes, I am watching the Olympics. Great so far. I sure like your lilies. We had a Tiger Lilly at our lake house and it bloomed this Summer. Planted on the boundary with a neighbor and likely planted by a former owner there. Have a wonderful Tuesday tomorrow.

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

So many beautiful lilies! I couldn't pick a favorite either. Hope you guys have lots of fun at Biltmore.

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh wow! Just about the time I think your lilies couldn't get any more beautiful you post more photos. I love all of these and it's really hard to decide on a favorite but there is something about the Black Beauty Tiger Lily that makes me keep scrolling back to it.

Hope you had a great time at the Biltmore gardens.

SquirrelQueen said...

Betsy, this is the second time something has happened when I started to leave your page. When I click the X to leave I get the "stay on page/leave page" sign. I hit stay and it took me to a page called Cheap Web Hosting 3X at this url: http://www.3dex.ro/

Has anyone else mentioned this?

wilbo43 said...

I wish I had a green thumb like George.

carolina nana said...

Your lilies are beautiful, I notice a couple my lilies are starting to bloom again with the rains we've had lately. We are supposed to get more rain tomorrow and then dry out and get really hot again.
Have fun at Biltmore House, hope you don't get under any rain showers.
Blessings
MArilyn

Rose said...

Oh, Betsy, I could never pick a favorite of these, but that Golden Splendor is really lovely!

Retired English Teacher said...

What can I say that hasn't been said? These lilies are just amazing. Mine did absolutely nothing this year. Some of them didn't bloom at all. I think the heat totally got to them. At least I got to enjoy yours.

mischy said...

Its such a joy seeing these beautiful flowers. Such gorgeous blooms that makes our day brighter. Thanks for sharing.
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Giancarlo said...

Felice giornata a te...ciao

Catherine said...

Niether the lilies nor summer last long enough for my liking!!

Hope you are having a beautiful week Betsy!
xo Catherine

GreatGranny said...

Just beautiful. I like the Trebbiano and the Pleasure Lily. Well, I like them all, very easy to grow too.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Being from a family of several real estate brokers, I keep thinking that your yard, home and garden truly epitomized "Curb Appeal".

Gorgeous.

troutbirder said...

Fantastic. It reminds me of my wish to have at least one sunny garden again. Hostas can carry you only so far.... :)

Small City Scenes said...

They are so beautiful--each and every one. I do love the golden yellow ones though. We have a gold one that has about a zillion blooms on it. I have a pretty little bright red daylily that I think got mowed away.

PS: Betsy how come Georges' blog name isn't on your page anymore? MB

Happyone said...

What beautiful flowers surround your home.
Love your header picture too.

BlueShell said...

I admire you beautiful garden...really gorgeous...
thank you for sharing!

I'm sorry I lost your previous entries... Mom is sick and I am so sad...
She's having insulin now...

have a blessed day dear! say hello to George...I don't know if I have time to visit his blog today - I'll try!
BShell

Small Kucing said...

They are so lovely. Makes me wonder how many species you have over there. Surely your home must have been fill with fragrant from the flowers