Simply Balisha

Simply Balisha

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Color...Oh, The Color! It's My Latest Favorite

 Walk with me to the back yard and see what is blooming. I follow the wonderful sweet scent and know what is blooming.Can you believe this color? Just look at the perfection in these beautiful flowers. I don't take any credit for these. I just took a wrinkled bulb and put it in the soil and voila....a beautiful flower appeared months later. 
 These are oriental lilies, because of their scent. I planted them in my little garden by the deck originally. Then I decided to move them, so I did, but I guess that I didn't get all the bulbs. These are a result of that action.
 When you plant them, you want to make sure that there are other plants near to hide some of the tall stalks. I leave them in the garden after they are done blooming. Unlike many flowers, their stalks are kind of pretty. I'm sure to dead head them, so that the nutrients all go into the bulb. No seed heads on these.
 Look at that beauty. There are no words for this.
I think that the name is interesting. These lilies face up, when blooming...gazing at the stars. Every flower that blooms in my yard is my favorite.... as you can tell.When I pick a favorite, I forget about the next one coming and then that one becomes my favorite. I do love this favorite of mine, but my real favorite is coming soon. What will it be?
Balisha

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    1. They are especially pretty this year.

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  2. These really are beautiful! I never realized you should deadhead lilies. Very smart. Now, your coming up favorite...something that blooms mid-summer. I can't think of it!!

    Jane xx

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    1. Cut the spent blooms off and then the knobby thing that grows where the flower was.

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  3. These are so beautiful. I remember the scent from years ago. I think I remember that the yellow pollen was bad to come off on my hand too! You have a terrific yard.

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    1. When I cut them for a bouquet...I cut those stamens off. I've seen people stick their noses in to smell and get pollen on their noses.

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  4. Just beautiful! My daughter had those lilies on the tables at her wedding so beautiful
    Cathy

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    1. They would make a beautiful bouquet for a table.

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  5. they are gorgeous ! I have a white lily and was all excited that it finally started blooming but my neighbor ( my sister's MIL ) has lilies like YOURS! No comparison. I cut through her yard late afternoon yesterday to take some zucchini and tomatoes, first cuke etc down to my son's house and was just dumbfounded at her lilies and now here are yours and I know exactly what you mean about the color. Stop in your tracks gorgeous . Enjoy! :)

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