They are feeling left out.
Remember the new lilies I planted back in April? It was a bit late, I know, but they are finally up.
The first ones to awaken are very small.
From the Aldi ‘Roselily Mix’ – and so far only the pink and white ones of the mix have come out to say hello.
These are some of the Aldi ‘Pixels Mix’ I’ve bought in the past – but this is a very unexpected colour! It wasn’t on the package at all. The above is them as youngin’s…
…and this is them, a little more awake. The blooms last a good long time, too, yay! Very good autumn colours, I think.
Not so sure they go well with the big pink and cream ones up above?
But aren’t they fantastic? Hubby and I are both in love with this one, another Aldi prize, ‘Lollipop.’
The packaging said they were meant to be short, only 14-16cm (5.5 – 6.3in tall) – ha! One is that short. The other is a good 2.5 feet or 76cm tall! As big as the Pixels are meant to get – you can see that the short one is taller than the tall one, in the first photos. Go figure. I expect I have mutants.
The nasturtium (from seed last year, but I collected the seeds for this batch) has been moved to along the wall (about a metre high) and it seems to love growing up into the ivy.
The not-sweet pea lives right behind where I’ve planted the nasturtium, and comes back every year. It is MASSIVE. Not-sweet because it has no scent, bummer eh? This is from seeds I collected in Akron, Ohio, in a year that didn’t start with a 2. Considering I moved here in 2005, it is amazing it was still viable.
Gorgeous – whatever it is. I’ve forgotten. It scents (or stinks) up my front doorstep marvellously. It is not a Stargazer lily but close.
Roses are still going strong. I thought this was an odd-looking cluster. Will be interesting when all the buds open! Ignore the damned black-spot: I can’t get rid of it.
And the California poppies are still going like gangbusters, too.
I love this time of year because it’s the second wind for a lot of the roses before it gets too cool again.
What an unusual color for those lillies, but I like them!
The kind of …tan ones? Yes they are odd! Notice how they changed colour, too? At first the black spots were VERY black. Now, not so much.
The not a stargazer lilies are gorgeous. Tie dyed flowers. That second on is so delicate looking in color and ruffles.
Our neighbor’s rain lilies have been happy all week with the showers. All different colors that just show up over night, bloom, then hide during dry weather. You’d never know they were there. They tucked themselves in the yard here and there
Can’t help but smile at flowers.
I never heard of rain lilies – are they a desert-plant?
They are bulbs and do well around here and many places evidently. Lots of colors. They are in WIKI and some info here
Definitely a new one to me! I wonder if they would grow for my friends in S Africa and Australia?
They grow in pots, too. There seem to be all sorts of varieties according to WIKI
You used to see rainflowers around the old farmsteads or where those once stood…out of no where, these beautiful lilies pop up after a rain – and you know someone originally planted the bulbs with care – now they just take care of themselves in memory.
What beautiful photos of such beautiful lilies! And you’ve got to love mutants. Who better to be the proud owner of mutants, right? 🙂
Someone has to be – it probably should be me 🙂