19 June 2010

A lily a day

It's hard to believe that we are coming up to the middle of June. Around here that means lilies, daylilies that is. My grandmother loves daylilies so she has shared with the rest of the family when they need dividing. Of course some of these I have bought too. I wish they bloomed all summer long, but if the plant is big enough you can get quite a few weeks of blooms from it.
A school friend of mine married one of my cousins, and went to my grandmother to gather some flowers for her bouquet. She gathered lots of flowers including the daylilies, but was disappointed when the next day (her wedding day) the flowers were not blooming. I reminded her that's why they call them daylilies!!
So, here are a few that are blooming right now.

Hope you enjoyed a lily a day!


Doris Sturm said...

Oh, wow, you have so many different ones, Ulrike! I especially liked the tan one with the purple strip in the middle...I've never seen those before. They are lovely indeed. Thanks for sharing them with us :-)

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I love all of them! The semi-doubles are so pretty...do you have any with scent? I have a apricot/yelloy with a ling slim trumpet that smells good and then a plain yellow (not quite a lemon lily though) with scent. The bees seem to love them most!
Lovely! I too wish they bloomed all summer and I could have a field of them!


C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Ulrike... your daylilies are just beautiful! I am anxiously awaiting mine opening... they are covered in buds... just not open yet... that is so sweet you gathered flowers from your grandmother's garden for a wedding bouquet... xoxo Julie Marie

Madelief said...

Hi Ulrike,

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I appreciate it very much. Really missed you! Just read your post about your back problems. It sounds painful. Rest is indeed the best medicine!

Love the flowers you bought and your daylillies! The colours are simply divine! They look huge to me. Lillies are a lot smaller in Holland. I put some Lilly bulbs (yellow) in my garden as well, but I am not sure if they will grow and bloom. An animal has been eating them and not much is left.... Well that's the way it sometimes is in a garden.

Happy weekend & take care!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Janet said...

Beautiful lilies Ulrike. I have mostly the boring side of the road orange ones, but unfortunately they have developed a "rust disease" and need to be sprayed. The spray is still sitting waiting to get to the sprayer...you know how that goes :(

Margrit said...

They look so beautiful. I also have some in my garden, but they are not blooming yet. It´s too cold. :(


Expat Traveler said...

those lilies are so beautiful!!! I think you are so much more ahead of us here. Our weather has been so cool!

I wish we had a garden to sift in the beauty.

Silke said...

Liebe Ulrike, these are just GORGEOUS!! I love the color of the very last ones. Thank you so much for your visit to my blog and your sweet words! I am so glad we met!! Love, Silke

Anonymous said...

Hello Ulrike
thanks for sharing your beautiful lilie-pictures! I love this kind of flowers too.
Have a nice week!

Riet said...

Your lilies are beautiful. Some I never saw before.Have a nice day

Roses and Lilacs said...

You have a couple unusual ones I really love.

I add a few every year. Can't wait for last years additions to bloom

Jenny S said...

Thanks for the comments! Hilda is my favorite! Summer has been so stupid hot so far! Hopefully like last year June will be bad then July will get better!!

Trädgårdsmakare Hillevissan said...

HI Ulrike!
So nice to hear from you:-)

Alson here daylilies have begun their season. First out is the yellow perfume scented one that you often see at old cottages. They are survivors, and those we like:-))

Greetings from Stockholm, Sweden.

Have a nice day! H.

Gartendrossel said...

woow, sehr viele schöne Taglilien, ich mag sie sehr gerne, liebe Ulrike
danke Dir sehr für Deinen lieben Kommentar und die Wärme, die wir hier sehr gut gebrauchen können, vilen Dank, jetzt geht es mir schon wieder gut!!
viele liebe Grüße schickt Dir Traudi

summersundays-jw said...

I love your lillys. I just have the orange ones but they're gigantic this year for some reason. Must like the extreme heat. Stay cool! Jan

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Your blooms are absolutely gorgeous! So pretty. :-)

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Linda said...

What great color-and I hear they aren't a lot of work either.

Mary said...

Ulrike, you have a wonderful display of different lilies - know they bring memories of your grandmother close to your heart. Mine are not doing much this year for some reason. This awful heat is killing me as far as staying outside in the garden, unbearably hot every day and the mosquitoes are bad!

You are so marvelous to have read back through all my safari posts and left such great comments - I truly thank you for this - what a wonderful blog friend you are! We have to get together some day - I think we'd have so much to chat about in person!!!!

Have a super week dear and tell Lori hi for me.
Hugs - Mary

P.S. We had a 'disaster' last evening in the living room - Bob knocked over a table, which knocked over a lamp - and broke it - which knocked over a full glass of red wine (he hadn't even taken a sip!)........guess who's awaiting the arrival of the carpet cleaning guy this morning!!!!?

Anja said...

Hi Ulrike!

Isn' it wonderful time now?!
Your daylilies ar så lovely and beautiful!
Have a wonderful time!/Anja

Anonymous said...

Can't pick a favorite.....They are so-o-o-o beautiful!!
I have some in an area near the fairy house & the stupid deer ate the buds all off in one night!! I truly hate deer!!
Have a Great Day!!

Dianna said...

These are absolutely beautiful. I didn't realize there were so many different kinds of daylilies.

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