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Monday, August 12, 2013

Surprise! Surprise!

Several years ago I spotted this pink lily blooming in the wetlands near the bottom of our driveway.  I made a point of noting the location and when the green leaves showed the next year I dug it up and moved it to our sign at the end of the driveway.

This year the green leaves came up just fine and then died down but I let the bed there get very weed-filled and the mower guys whacked the weeds back so I thought any chance of having lily blooms this month was unlikely.  I did pull the weeds and heavily mulch the bed and I was rewarded last week with the shoot coming up.  I'd seen others in the neighborhood blooming so I knew it was time.  And now mine is in full bloom.






Can you spot the pink in the woods below?


The original is still sending up blooms.  


I may just have to dig it up next spring and move it somewhere it can be seen better.


It is a surprise every year.



14 comments:

Gary Phillips said...

Beautiful colour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Cynthia said...

Such a delicate color. They are lovely.

Kim Hkiss said...

Wow it is beautiful! Next year this flower will multiply more. ^_^

Kim,USA

eileeninmd said...

It is a pretty bloom and color. Have a happy week!

Betsy Adams said...

Fabulous Marcia... Love that pink color!!!!!! Isn't gardening just SO much fun????? Love it..

Hugs,
Betsy

Jenny said...

very pretty flower

2 Tramps said...

Very beautiful - I love lilies. So green and lush there - very much a contrast from the high desert here. But we do have lilies in our garden and native lilies pop up amidst the sage and juniper trees now and then.

Margaret Adamson said...

Don't you just love surprises. I would leave it where it is as it seems very happy there. After all if you moved it, where would be the surprise next year?!

Stewart M said...

I think I know the bigger of these flowers as "Naked Ladies" - now for reasons that should be obvious I have never searched the web for more information about this plant!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Marcia said...

I won't move the one at the bottom of the driveway just the one buried in the woods and not ver visible when it does bloom.

Marcia said...

You are right Stewart as to one of its names. I like surprise lily better.

Marcia said...

thanks for stopping by today.

Marcia said...

DO you see these in NJ, Jenny?

Marcia said...

I hope it will spread but the ones I see in the neighborhood seem to stay the same size. I wonder how mine came to be in the woods.

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