This has been a wonderful season for the all the different types of Lillies in the garden. There will be an abundance to choose from for the Christmas table.
This clump of lilliums has been getting better and better each year.
While we were traveling in Canada we often came across these beautiful lilies. Considering the drastic climate in winter I was surprised that they were so prolific. I have since planted a few bulbs in my garden and delighted with the results. I think I will add more next year. The only draw back is that the spot is bare in winter when they die down.
The silver leaves of the native Plectranthus compliment the soft pink Belladonna - lovely together in the garden.
We call this the Cobra Head Lily but I don't really know what it's proper name is. It's a tiny flower, only a few centimeters tall, that once in your garden is impossible to get rid of. It spreads from little corms in the roots and if you leave a tiny bit in the ground it will start a new plant. If it wasn't slightly invasive it would be quite charming.
This is a clump of bulbs that has large green leaves at the base and tall stems of soft lily flowers colored with shades of white and pale pink. I'm not sure what kind of lily they are.
Mum's newest acquisition. A very unusual lily Mum picked up at one of her garden club meetings - Scadoxus Katheriner
It seems odd that iPhoto doesn't have a collage option in its suite of tools but then books and cards are geared at selling the finished product.This collage was created using the card maker in iPhoto and then I simply took a screen shot. The power was off and so I wanted to use a collage maker that didn't need any Internet connection and I was very happy with the options iPhoto offered.
The Pineapple Lilies (Eucomis) are flourishing with the extra rain this summer. This one caught my eye as it sits against an antique chaff cutter. The rusty piece of machinery complimented the stems of flowers, showing off their beauty
This is the Water Lily in our garden pond. The pond is full of frogs and fish that hide under the lily leaves so that the Cranes don't try and have them for dinner. If you look closely you can just see one little fish.
2011- 365 Challengers