This is what I do every time I walk by the Oriental lilies. The flowers don't last all that long so I give them a sniff every time I walk by. I also encourage my husband, kids, mom, friends or anyone else that might be at our house now. I have to say these are one of my favorite smelling flowers. Most of these are planted by the front door so they are easy to bend forward to smell.
These were planted a few years ago and I was sure I'd be able to match them up to their tags and identify them. Well, I was wrong. Oh well, I have figured out some. As more bloom I may be able to figure out more.
Unknown, but could be Asiatic Lily 'Mount Duckling'.
This is about 5 feet tall and it's flowers have actually stayed intact much longer than the rest of the lilies.
I think this is from the 'Summer Wine' collection, I guess it's a white wine. There are 3 variations on the tag.
Do you think the Littlest Gardener loves her Drumstick ice cream as much as I love the lilies? She was covered by the time she finished.
When I was finished taking pictures of the lilies I noticed that I had the yellow lily pollen all over the camera, usually it's all over the end of my nose.
Those Lilies are gorgeous...I see so many plants/flowers that I need to check in to. The littlest gardener sure knows how to enjoy ice-cream!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, the little gardener nice and cool!ReplyDelete
Those lilies are gorgeous Catherine! I was going to say, watch out for that pollen!ReplyDelete
Wow! The lilies are beauties, Catherine! And the littlest gardener is too!ReplyDelete
they are beautiful! I can almost smell them...ReplyDelete
The littlest one is a doll!
The littlest was so absorbed into ice cream chores, and as I look closer, the expression is all about telling Mom "Can I have another drumstick"ReplyDelete
Nice lilies you have Catherine.
Hi Catherine, The littlest gardener is sweet as can be - she deserves a cool treat since she's such a good helper in your garden! Your lily photos are stunning. I've walked around with that bright yellow pollen on the end of my nose too!ReplyDelete
Catherine, I thought your lily picture were great.. till I saw the Littlest Gardener. What an expression. That's the kind of shot that makes you glad you bought that tightly packed bunch of electronics we call a camera.ReplyDelete
Oh, drumsticks are the best!ReplyDelete
Lilies do smell lovely, don't they? I esp. like the colours of the Tom Pouce variety, but they are all beautiful.
I think they are a perfect flower and your colors are so wonderful. A friend taught be that the white lily is a trumpet form of the lily and that is all I know about them. Your pinks remind me of my stargazer but none of those are that. I just enjoy them all.ReplyDelete
Perfectly beautiful lilies and a gorgeous little cutie...ReplyDelete
I like the giant one. Good luck with future ID's.
I almost sniffed my computer screen...those are wonderful shots. I am wayyyyy behind you on my Stargazer..it is only now budding.ReplyDelete
I love the smell of all lilies, too...
I hope they smell as glorious as they look!!! now that is one cute little ice cream kid!ReplyDelete
Your lilies are so darn cheerful looking...the photos cheered me up in spite of my blogger/computer problems. Your little sweetie pie eating the ice cream is too cute for words.ReplyDelete
Catherine, I love lilies, too. I'm having trouble discerning Stargazer from Starfighter! Did you know your littlest gardener is even prettier than your flowers? :-)ReplyDelete
Catherine, these close-ups are awesome! I'm partial to the last white one! I've ruined many a shirts leaning over the stamens of my tall lilies. LG is too cute!!ReplyDelete
awww, your littlest gardener is TOO cute. Love the ice cream everywhere. I feel like eating it that way sometimes!ReplyDelete
Lovely assortment of lilies. I try to keep my name tags but like you said, sometimes it's still hard to match them up. Stargazers are my favorite.
My lilies are in flower as well. Up until this year I have grown them in pots on the patio but I was got fed up with them looking a mess for most of the year that I planted some of them in a space in the border. I have better flowers now than ever before and no sign of lily bettle damage. The only problem is that I cant reach them to smell them!ReplyDelete
I love both drumsticks and lilies! :)ReplyDelete
Your little gardener is a cutie pie and she is loving that ice cream. The Lily pics look pretty yummy too.ReplyDelete
I love the fragrance of Oriental Lilies too. You have a very nice collection. They're beautiful.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! Oriental lilies are one of my favorite blooms! yours are lovely.ReplyDelete
I spent some time smelling some blooms today. Yours sure are pretty! I figured out how to make blogs and their photos larger, so I was able to see more details in these. Youngest Gardener is a sweetie! I hope your weather is cooling off!ReplyDelete