Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Boogie Woogie

Originally uploaded by mtnester.

Lilies are my favorite flower. I love their scent, and their commanding presence. White lilies are just exceptionally elegant. This is one of two tree lilies that my friend Christine gave to me for Christmas. Yes, they call them tree lilies (Garden Rant) and can get up to seven feet tall. Mine are in pots and are only about 2 feet tall this year. Each year is supposed to be more magnificent and flower more abundantly than the last. This one's color is called Boogie Woogie. Now I am about to boogie woogie on outta here for a little R&R with family and friends in WI. See you in a couple...

But before I do I want to share that rice salad recipe. I put it below the photo of the salad in my July 13th post. Hey Anne, I found the black rice at Heng Heng market in White Center and the guy behind the counter asked me if I was going to make rice wine.
I guess that's why there were only two bags left on the shelf!


Diana said...

A tree lily! THAT'S what they're called! I always wondered. I've several in my front garden that were in a mix of cheep lily bulbs from one of those big box home and garden stores. They're spectacular. I'll show you a picture Saturday.

Eve said...

I love lillies. Billy's Mom gave me one when we first got married, the typical Easter lily. She was very fond of them, although I don't remember seeing any around the house.
A tree lily sounds like a winner. I guess you will need to stake it if it gets any taller. It is beautiful.

Rosemary said...

I have never heard of a tree lily but love yours .

Teresa said...

Actually friends, I have learned that they are in fact Orienpets; a cross between an Oriental and Trumpet
lily. Brecks, the company that sells the bulbs, trademarked the term Tree Lily which is a sneaky marketing ploy to get us gardeners interested. I have added a link to the ladies at Garden Rant where they "tsk tsk" Brecks for not using the true name; Orienpet.

Jocelyn said...

I adore lilies; I put some Asiatic ones in our front garden two summers ago, end of season, and I'm already stunned at how the number of blooms has grown exponentially each year. They're a traffic stopper.