Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Wednesday's Ways and Means......
This is the first bloom of this Asiatic lily. It has many buds on it so I can take many more photos of it. A distinct memory of this lily comes from attending a flower show. A group of people who belong to a local lily association had a both set up. An older couple who loved lilies suggested this flower and I bought it. It has been many years now since then. I just remember as to how concerned that I would plant it just right to make it grow. There were three bulbs and now it has multiplied to a dozen.
Another first time bloom this season is this small lily. It has a subtle color and it is about the a third smaller than the other varieties. I really don't know where I bought this one but I bet it came from the arboretum that is north of us near Boone, Iowa.
And now you see the one lily that I photograph most. It is the field lily, ditch lily, that grows wild at all the old farmsteads. I am thinking that I brought this home from a ditch across from the Zenia, Iowa cemetery. It is an old cemetery from a now gone town. The town was full of coal miners and their families. The lilies were growing there but there was no farm left to see in the area. It had been cleared away as it done a lot when farms are bought up by one person.
It is going to be another very warm day around here. It warms up so quickly in the morning and then doesn't cool down until late night early morning the next day. We had some rain in the state and we had sprinkles from it while the sun was shining. Thanks for stopping by today.
Did you see that blogger received my complaint and they reset my header gadget. I found this morning that I then had a header and then the side header that I was allowed to put on yesterday afternoon. I am not sure if like the new template but I was trading things around trying to get my header gadget to work again.