Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. My Header this month shows a gorgeous IRIS in our yard. Her name is Goodnight Kiss.

Monday, July 30, 2018

LILIES in our YARD 2018

BLACK BEAUTY TIGER LILIES  7-24-18
Hello Friends---WELL--it is almost AUGUST!!!!   July here in Tennessee ended up being good when it comes to the weather... We had some rain (which we needed) --AND  we had some cooler temperatures with less humidity!!   AWESOME!!!!    BUT--what will August bring us????  I guess we will just have to wait and see.

Today I am featuring the LILIES that bloomed in our yard this year.  This year we only had 12 varieties which bloomed --but most of them were really pretty.   We used to have many more Lilies  (and Tulips) than we do now.   The deer love to eat the buds, and also the ground critters (chipmunks and squirrels) also love to dig up the bulbs thinking they are nuts or acorns.   SO--we have been losing the battle with our Lilies and Tulips.

Since Lilies are one of my favorite flowers,  we are trying something different for next Summer.... I'll let you know how it works out.....

Hope you enjoy seeing our LILIES..  Get a favorite beverage,  sit back and enjoy!!!!


MONTENEGRO LILIES  6-2-18



ORANGE ELECTRIC LILY  6-9-18



ROSELLA'S DREAM LILIES  6-9-18



SARINA LILY  6-12-18



ROSELLA'S DREAM LILIES  6-15-18



PINK PERFECTION LILY 6-15-18



PINK LEMONADE  LILY 6-16-18



GOLDEN SPLENDOR LILY 6-22-18



PURPLE PRINCE LILY 6-25-18



LILIUM LEICHTLINII  TIGER LILIES 6-29-18



MUSCADET LILIES 7-3-18



STARGAZER LILY 7-6-18


GOLDEN SPLENDOR LILIES  6-23-18



BLACK BEAUTY TIGER LILY 7-10-18   (This is a close-up of the group of lilies at the top of this post today.)



GOLD BAND LILY  7-6-18



CANNA LILIES  (up close and personal)  7-4-18



Our entire bed of CANNA LILIES in bloom 7-7-18
Well, my Friends,  do you have a favorite???  It's hard for me to choose a favorite --but I will say that the Cannas are prettier this year than they have ever been.   I love their foliage as much as the blooms.   I guess the abundant rain helped.   And, even though they have never been my favorites,  both varieties of Tiger Lilies did well this year.  AND--I also love Rosella's Dream Lilies... And --my list goes on and on.

Have a wonderful week.

Hugs,