3 September 2011

Gilding the Lily

A colleague of mine has a green thumb.  And he employs that green thumb in the pursuit of beautiful daylilies.  Luckily, I was able to finagle an invite to go check out his beautiful gardens a few weeks back.


He hybridizes his own daylilies, in pursuit of certain characteristics, like ruffle-edged petals or an intense chartreuse eye.



While visiting, I took about a million and twelve pictures.  I thought I'd share a few of my favourites.  Enjoy!









To say that his lilies are breathtaking is an understatement. I was lucky enough to secure several plants for my garden at the new house. 

16 comments:

Isabelle said...

Such beauty! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Ewa said...

Oh wow I love these pictures! Lilies are my favorite flowers... In the garden outside the house where I grew up (in the archipelago outside Stockholm, Sweden), we have these lovely bright persimmon orange lilies that my grandmother planted in the 1940s.

Lisette M said...

Breathtaking!

Lisa said...

Beautiful pictures .

gMarie said...

those are lovely indeed. Thanks for sharing. g

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Gorgeouse colors!

Chris said...

OMG! These are gorgeous. How are you going to pick one or two....I would want them all.
Thank you for stopping by Fabric,Food and Fido with well wishes for Lily. It is truly appreciated.
Chris

Willow Decor said...

These are gorgeous and to think they bloom every year!! Wonderful!!
xx-Gina

fiberchick said...

Hope yours look just as stunning next year!

Cherie said...

Ooo, I hope he shares some clusters with you! Lovely photos, interesting form and color. Thanks for sharing! How perfect to add this color in late summer.

Rose said...

Beautiful Pictures!

ReaderRita said...

I always get the best ideas for color pairings from flowers! Awesome post, and congrats on scoring some of these beauties for your new home!

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Anonymous said...

These flowers are GORGEOUS! ~ Peggy http://peggyscloset.blogspot.com/

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ooobop.com said...

Absolutely stunning. The colours are amazing. Flower therapy at its best!

thesewingspace.com said...

Beautiful inspiration for colour coordination :)