You can also see Atlanta Moonlight here. I have this one in 3 places because the lily farm (Hawthorn Hill, near Cooperstown) was having a sale on her last year, so we bought a clump.
Here's Cleo putting on a wonderful show, surrounded by Gloriosa Daisies, which pop up wherever they feel like it. I move some around, but most I leave where they sew themselves. Below them, on the bottom right is an Easter lily, not quite blooming when this photo was taken.
Here it is a few days later.
Also in this photo are Cerise Queen yarrow (a rosey red achillea), and a "Pink Pixie" asiatic lily.
Cleo is gorgeous beside the Cerise Queen yarrow.
Chicago Star lights up this hot colors garden. The blooms are about 9" from point to point.
She's a beauty. The silvery artemesia behind her softens the effect....
......just a little.
Morning sunlight shining on By Myself...
......and Bali Hai.
Catherine Woodbury is a profuse bloomer. I have her in several places. She looks great tucked in the midst of Bee Balm (Monarda or Bergamot) and Gloriosas.
Isn't she pretty?
I'm very partial to pink :)
The cute, petite Butterpat has been overtaken by a clump of Spiderwort, which stowed away when we brought her home from the lily farm. I must dig her up when she's finished blooming, and separate the two.
Her blooms are just a fraction bigger than these petunias.
Joan Senior was a gift this spring from my friend, Marie. The spent blooms don't close the way other lilies do. They become translucent and take on a lacey effect. Interesting, don't you think? I love it!
Here she is again down in the Fence Garden. There are 2 clumps buried among the perennials in the Lilac Garden as well, which need to be rescued. This lily has been in the garden for 18 years! She's one of the original first 3 that I planted, along with Catherine Woodbury and the creamy yellow.
Abstract Art glowing in the morning sun.
She was new last year. I have better shots of her, but they're buried on my broken computer. Luckily, all my photos were backed up on the external hard drive to Friday, July 25th, so only 4 days worth are inaccessible. But those include plenty of lily shots!
Mary's Gold has huge blooms! My dear hubby surprised me with her 2 years ago. I had admired those glorious golden blooms during our annual trip to the lily farm, but didn't end up bringing her home. Two days later he presented her to me. This man knows the way to my heart :)
Here's another gifted lily - this one from my sweet blogging friend, Country Girl (Apple's sister). We had a fun day together when she and Apple visited us last September, and many plants were swapped. This poor flower had been beaten mercilessly by yet another thunderstorm earlier in the day, which is the reason for its bedraggled appearance. I keep missing the opportunity to photograph the blooms, so I haven't yet managed to get a better picture, but this one at least shows you the lovely colors.
Oh, and here's the "Original Janice Brown" who turned out not to be Janice. A couple of my dear blog friends decided last year that they liked her better than the true blue Janice. Annie in Austin, of The Transplantable Rose, sweetly suggested naming her "Dear Kerri", but I think Annie's description - "heart of sunshine" is an apt name for such a beauty, don't you?
Here's the real Janice. She's a beauty in her own rite.
This luscious lady is "Unknown Purple". She was missing her tag at the lily farm, so she's another one that needs a name.
Charles Johnston has done well this second summer. Isn't he a glorious cherry red?
And now....ta da! - here are the newest additions to our lily family -
The lovely, tall and slender Lady Fingers, which I fell in love with last year, and wrote on my list to purchase this year.
Barbara Mitchell, an elegant beauty.