garden photography: luscious lilies

June is all about ‘the essence of summer’ (This month I want to see what summer means to you. Still focussing on the garden or parkland let your photographs tell me your story of summer-time wherever in the world you live. ) More scent this week, and a flower that shouts summer to me. Lilies.Continue reading “garden photography: luscious lilies”

Flower Portrait: Guernsey Lily

(please click to enlarge) Guernsey lilies or Nerine Bowdenii bear beautiful pink blooms on sturdy stems at a time when flowers are scarce. Best planted in clumps for a dramatic late season display, the flowers can be cut for indoors. Also available in colours ranging from white to deep-pink. Nalinki at Angles and Views hasContinue reading “Flower Portrait: Guernsey Lily”

L is for Lilium

LiliumĀ are bulbous perennials with erect stems bearing whorled or spirally arranged leaves and terminal racemes or umbels of bowl-shaped, trumpet-shaped, funnel-shaped or turk’s cap shaped flowers, often fragrant, and white, yellow, orange or red. They prefer well-drained soil and a sunny position, but are very hardy and will survive very cold winters. They just hateContinue reading “L is for Lilium”