Lilies of the Non-Valley


Well, hello!
And, goodbye – the orange ones bloom first but just don’t last.

I really loved how symmetrical these yellow blooms appeared.

And a surprise, I think.


Did I have these last year?
I know I planted them last year, but I only remember red-orange ones with black speckles. Hmm. I have a terrible memory, but even hubby doesn’t remember seeing these last year.

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  1. I love day lilies – we used to have a whole flower bed of them along the west wall – they were the only plants that could take the harsh summer sun on the west. They always seemed happy – like a line of chorus girls chatting backstage waiting to go on.
    Your variations are beautiful!

  2. Made me think of that song ‘We’ll drinkadrinkadrink to Lily the Pink!’ But no pink lilies here! Unfortunately lilies tend to make me think of funerals, but there’s no getting away from it they are exquisite flowers!
    PS. I wrote to Laurel.

    • No, I don’t have much pink, do I? I’m not a huge fan of pink. My sweet pea is pink, and the roses out front. That’s it!

      I have an idea for a new post title based off of your comment, thank you 🙂

      I kinda know what you mean about the funeral flowers. I always think of carnations as funereal, and the smell if you go to a wake or a viewing is … distinctive. My yellow and orange ones are small, only a foot tall or so, but the black ones and some of the others are bordering on being triffids.

      PS I’m so glad you did! I am rubbish at actual post, as anyone expecting a timely birthday card from me will know. Maybe it would be easier if I didn’t have to go into town just to mail something. Or maybe I’m a bit of a jerk when it comes to such things 😦

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