Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Overnight the Surprise Lilies shot up.
Also known as Naked Ladies.
They have no foliage
at bloom time.
I know them as Lycoris.
I expect them in August.

The miniature Crepe Myrtles are starting to bloom.
They are my under growth for the French Lilacs.
My Perennial Hibiscus has opened.
I started these from seed taken from my Father's plants.
The birds planted Morning Glories where the green beans had been.
More blue flowers for my blue garden.
I will save seed.
Each morning the gardens are full of surprises.
The Sunflower garden has sprouted.
The Basil garden has sprouted.


Deb said...

I love the colour of your Morning Glory - the pale blue is amazing. Our Morning Glory are "heavenly blue" but read more purple :-}
Still waiting for the hibiscus to bloom - we planted it a few years ago as a 50th birthday gift for my husband - it bloomed for the first time last year (very exciting).

Mary C said...

Hi Sherry - beautiful photos as usual. We have some Naked Ladies, too. I'll have to take a picture of one or two of them to share. I didn't realize that Surprise Lilies is another name for them. Thanks for sharing.

Q said...

Hi Deb,
The birds planted these last year and I let them go to seed. I hope to save some seed this year and plant where I would like them too!
They are pretty. A tinge of "purple" is on the tips at full bloom.
My Father grew this Hibiscus in his yard. I was very pleased to be able to get some seed when we sold their house.
It is so nice you remembered your Husband's 50th with a Hibiscus. They have huge blooms!
It is very exciting when a treasured plant blooms. Part of our memory gardens.

Q said...

Hi Mary C,
These Lilies go by many names.
They are pretty. Mine are blooming about two weeks early this year.
I keep thinking every year I will move them but come Fall I forget!
I would like to grow something else in the bed they are in now, something the butterflies would like!

Sprite said...


Oh Sherry,
These are such beautiful flowers. I love the colors and stories of memory gardens. There seems to be so much thought that goes into gardening. A gardener must be thinking out years in the future for their vision to unfold. I love that!


Q said...

Dear Sprite,
I think every garden changes as the gardener changes..
Mine have.
I know I plan a bed for five years to reach maturity.
Memory gardens are nice.
Special plants for special people or events.
Often a shade garden will become a sun garden or the other way around!
Keeping then up is the biggest job!
Sherry, who now is a native gardener

Jayne said...

Seriously Sherry, have you considered creating some greetings cards with some of your images??? You REALLY should!

Mary said...

The pale blue cools me off on a hot day. How about you?

Lovely, Sherry!

Q said...

Hi Jayne,
I have printed a few cards for friends and family. To print and sell I would need to take the photos to a printer. My ink is rather expensive. I bought an Epsom photo printer. It does a very nice job.
One of these days I will see about publishing a book. I need an agent!
I could sell a few photos, I have thousands.
Thank you for the compliment!
I did take to the camera.
It is so fun to walk around the yard and take pictures.

Q said...

Dear Mary,
I too think the pale blue is cooling. I am working up a list of blue flowers and their bloom times. Trying to find a butterfly who likes them too! I would like to do an all blue native garden.
Goodbye lawn.....