I have one last lily to share with you from my Georgia Garden. This lily is located in my Beach Themed Planter.
This tall odd looking lily was given to me from our dear commenter Lola. She sent it to me with some Canna she dug from her Florida Garden and passed along to me. This bulb was hiding (unbeknown to us both) within the canna. I found the bulb and planted it in a container to over winter in the house not knowing what it could be.
The thing started to grow tall so I snapped a picture and sent it to Lola asking what I had in my pot. I was happy to find out I have a Formosa Lily also known as the August Lily in the South. I was saddened to lose the lily last year. I think I gave her too much to drink as I also lost the reed grass I planted in this planter. I am happy to say that the Lily left me some babies she produced. They survived our winter and lookie here, the lily gave me a bloom this year! See how long this bloom reaches out?
It was a single bloom verses the normal multi blooms on one stem but a bloom none the less!
She had dew drops on her the day I snapped this picture. I found a great read on Formosa Lily that Lola passed along to me. Click HERE to read more about her.
As you can see here, I have more baby Lilies popping up around this gal. I am saddened I lost the Reed Grass and also had to remove the Banana tree from this planter. It's replacement, The Silver European Fan Palm is doing well in its sandy spot in the planter. I just hope it will survive winter as her tag says she will.
The hanging fish and buoys have a new coat of paint on them to perk this planter up a bit.
I am not much of a painter but I must admit I had fun painting these guys. I am so happy to have one LAST LILY, In the Garden...
Thanks go out to Lola for this gift and Good Luck and a speedy recovery with knee surgery today!
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