Monday, August 10, 2015

Tiger Lilies

A long time ago Uncle Otto gave me some Tiger Lilies for the wildgardens that weren’t so wild back then.   They bloomed wonderfully then the deer found them….you can imagine what was left.  It didn’t matter how much special “deer stuff” I sprayed on them…they ate them flowers and all.

This year they have re emerged and are finally blooming.

Tiger Lilies  August 9There are even a few at the woods edge, where lilies were never planted.  Those deer or  birds must have helped spread seed.

Tiger Lilies on August 9

I was happy to see these, they reminded me of the gardener that so graciously shared with me so long ago.

My Mother always had Tiger Lilies in her garden at the farm…out past the old outhouse…later exactly where the old outhouse was…the lilies liked it there.

We need rain, the grass is turning brown in sunny spots, the brush in the woods is turning yellow…leaves crunch underfoot in the yard.

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17 comments:

  1. Tiger Lilies are such a pretty flower. Glad yours came back despite the deer. It is very dry around here also. Grass is brown, flowers wilting, and tree leaves falling. The rain we had the other day wasn't nearly long enough - hoping for some today.

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  2. Our lawns have been brown for months now. It will be interesting to see how much of the grass returns when the rains do. I love tiger lilies, too; glad to see yours have finally had a chance to bloom. :-)

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  3. These are beautiful flowers. I love flowers that spread in surprising places.

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  4. Those are so pretty - I have "mini" tiger lilies that didn't do all that well this year.

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  5. I'm glad the deer left these alone so you could enjoy their beauty! All brown lawns here, and another hot spell this week.

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  6. My grandmother on the farm had tiger lilies. The weedy flower bed with lots of orchard grass among the iris always had one stem shoot up with these orange lilies. The entire farmstead is gone now. In the kitchen, with no running water, she had a plaster plaque of tiger lilies hanging above her dry sink with a porcelain basin. Water was carried in to fill the basin. I once saw another plaque like that at a mall antique show. I tried to grow tiger lilies once but I was too young and not very smart so they didn't do well.

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  7. One of my hubby's favorite flowers!

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  8. I've never grown tiger lilies but I sure do love them. Yours are so pretty. It is still very hot here and we're having to water the newest sod. Pig weed and goldenrod are blooming and we are sneezing! lol

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  9. I love tiger lilies! Those are lovely. Tiger lilies grow wild here, especially in the Columbia River Gorge and Coast Range.

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  10. They are so graceful and old-fashioned. I think we called them Turks cap lilies.

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  11. Really like your tiger lilies, what a pretty color.

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  12. Tiger lilies always remind me of walking home from the berry fields on a summer day. After a day of crawling through the strawberry rows, I loved seeing the wild flowers along the roadsides. Tiger lilies were a special treat.

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  13. The tiger lily is one of my favorites.

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  14. Looks like we're unanimous in liking Tiger Lilies and also in needing rain!! With all the brown out there it starting to look a bit too much like Fall. ( I like Fall, it's what comes after that I'm not crazy about.)

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  15. Around here, we keep thinking--maybe just hopeful thinking--that this will be a wet winter.

    Funny how weather can be so different in different places. We can't even complain about SPOTS of brown on our lawns...the entire CITY is one big BROWN lawn...there is no green at all, due to the drought...but down in the southern part of our state--where they keep complaining that WE need to send THEM more water--they all seem to still have green lawns. Go figure...

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  16. I love Tiger Lilies!

    http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/gjfo/recreation/bookcliffs_area_page/little_bookcliffs.html

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