Silent Sunday


Canada Lily (Lilium canadense)

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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36 Responses to Silent Sunday

  1. Anne says:

    What a beautiful flower!

  2. Alice Pratt says:

    A belated Happy Birtday to Canada, which was July 1st.

  3. bittster says:

    So graceful. Is it planted or wild?
    From what I understand the wild ones are struggling due to constant deer munching, but this one looks great.
    I have two or three seedlings but as of year 3 or 4 they’re still just barely 5 inches tall… I don’t think I’ve found a good spot for them (yet)!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      These are wild, and yes, the deer and voles will munch them, along with those dratted European lily beetles. When the seeds ripen, we spread them in favorable places – moist open meadows, part to full sun. Will tolerate dappled sunlight. It can take 5 years to bloom from seed!

  4. albert says:

    I’m going to refer this to a priest friend, who likes to quote an old monk’s favorite saying, “The Way up is the way down.” Or is it the other way round.. . . Anyway, Sunday is good for memorable words and images. (I never saw flowers grow down; but maybe I’ve never looked.)

  5. This is so very beautiful!

  6. Kris P says:

    Lovely! I wish lilies (of all kinds) found my garden more hospitable.

  7. Widdershins says:

    Hello Gorgeous! … ours have finally started popping out all over too. 😀

  8. Brian Skeys says:

    What a lovely wild flower to have.

  9. Kathy Sturr says:

    LOVE! Mine – I think they are the same, Turk’s Cap? – haven’t quite bloomed yet but they have risen and look big and strong in spite of the thugs all around them. Beautiful!

  10. Val Boyko says:

    Ahhh yes 💛

  11. Laurie Graves says:

    So very lovely!

  12. MK says:

    a marvel of nature.

  13. Jewels says:

    What a soft, lovely capture!

  14. neihtn2012 says:

    Silent Sunday: nothing else needed other than this photo.

  15. This is a lovely photo, Eliza!

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