Looking Up

Betsy getting a picture of our Pink Perfection lily, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. May 29, 2012.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

We knew lilies could grow to be tall, but we didn’t know how tall they could grow.  The picture above shows Betsy getting a picture of our Pink Perfection lily on the first day the flower buds opened.  The plant is a little over seven feet tall.

Pink Perfection Lily, May 29, 2012.

The blossoms are also huge.  Betsy says they are more purple than pink, but all I can say is that they are beautiful.

A closeup of a Pink Perfection lily blossom, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. May 29, 2012.

These lilies also have a delightful fragrance.  These lilies are in a bed try near the street in front of our house.  We’ve noticed people walking up and down the street often pause near these lilies for a few moments.  Why do you think they do this?

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22 Responses to “Looking Up”

  1. Leovi Says:

    Delicious flowers, beautiful colors.

  2. Andrea Says:

    The color is so nice, i love that photo with Betsy, just shows the very loving bond!

  3. Ms. A Says:

    They are admiring the beauty and smelling the fragrance, of course!

  4. MadSnapper Says:

    i had no idea they could grow that tall, also have never seen any that had an aroma. and i agree, they are stopping to smell the non roses.

  5. busy bee suz Says:

    Oh my gosh…they are huge!!!! I don’t know if I’ve ever saw lilies get so tall???

  6. Larry Says:

    We had one that got that tall, but it has left us. Don’t know if something ate the bulb or what happened to it.

  7. Jewaicious Says:

    What beautiful tones and contrasts, and I like how you show us the height through Betsy next to the plant.

  8. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Exquisite flowers, George, and I’d be stopping to get a better look and enjoy the fragrance, too! Hope your week is off to a great start!

    Sylvia

  9. Carletta Says:

    I bet they just aren’t admiring the lilies but your whole yard George!
    The wild lilies that are out here at the moment get very tall.

  10. Happyone Says:

    Wow, that is tall. Didn’t even realize that they could get that tall!!

  11. Colin (HB) Says:

    George, mate. Like other commenters I never knew lillies could grow that tall. Must be the fertiliser that you use????
    I totally agree with Carletta, the people passing by would be admiring your whole vista of a magnificently kept garden.
    Cheers
    Colin (Brisbane. Australia)
    PS: Weather report. The sun is shining – two days now!!!

  12. NCMountainwoman Says:

    Silly me! I’ve always been looking down to see lillies. Should be looking up I suppose. Amazing!

  13. Cheryl Says:

    Lovely photo of Betsy! I am amazed to learn that lilies grow this tall! Its a beautiful lily.

  14. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    A seven foot lily plant is sure to make people stop.The flowers are gorgeous.

  15. Rose Says:

    I cannot believe they grow this tall–glad you got a photo to show us.

  16. ladyfi Says:

    What a gorgeous lily! And so tall…

  17. readerwil Says:

    I didn’t know either that these lilies could grow so high. They are very beautiful though! These colours are exquisite.

  18. diane Says:

    Seven feet tall!!!!

  19. ZielonaMila Says:

    Beautiful flowers, I love such colours. I am greeting

  20. Rajesh Says:

    Very pretty flower. The color combination is very nice.

  21. dayphoto Says:

    Those are TALL…HUGE! I love them. I want some. Where did you purchase your bulbs?

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

  22. CottonLady Says:

    So very pretty…and so very tall. I’ve not seen ones that tall.

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