Saturday, August 6, 2011

Casablanca Lilies

There is a beautiful scent wafting about the garden right now. No matter where you walk or work every few minutes it comes by. Especially poignant in the early morning and evening, it says August to me. A friend put me on to these monumental lilies years ago and it was one of the first flowers John grew to love. Over the years I have added more and more, until the dreaded Japanese Beetle made their lives a misery [and mine] and the moles ate the leftovers. There are only 10 left, but they stand about 6 feet tall, often with 5 or 6 huge flowers almost 9 inches wide. They are quite, quite wonderful; but really it wouldn't matter if they were plain. Their fragrance is why I grow them.
Their beautiful curving petals

Lovely light caught in the throat


  1. The scent of your lilies seems to be wafting on the breeze here too. Or maybe it's just my imagination.

  2. Hi Liz -

    I can smell it, feel it. Such nice texture.

  3. I didn't see any of these beauties in Casablanca

  4. That scent is decadent and heavenly - you soak it up and bliss out! I also love the elegance of the white lilies...

  5. yeah - looks like i am able to comment again!!!!

  6. Hi Jennifer, so glad you can smell then too.

    And Matt, ditto, just don't put your face to close or you will be wearing their orange I am at the moment.

    Thanks Anna.

    Noella, maybe not, but the doors and food photos that you posted had me swooning!

    Fiona, you are so right, Bliss out. Do you grow then too?

    Noella, YEA!, you're back.


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