Heart of a Lily

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Detail of a Lily. Click to see a larger version on Flickr

Photographed in the natural light of indoors with a 105mm Sigma macro lens, ISO 100, f/25, 5 seconds. Nikon D7000. Processed in Adobe Lightroom.

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Hanging in the balance – Fritillaria

Fritillaria produce downward pointing bell-shaped flowers in spring.

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Tree Lilies

Tree Lilies are a hybrid lilies of oriental and European lilies, and grow up to 8 feet in height with large fragrant blooms. I bought a few tree lilies earlier this year and they’ve grown to about 5 feet tall. Here’s what the flowers look like:

Majestic yellow blooms about 5 inches across with heavenly fragrance.
Dark pink/salmon shaded tree lilies. Also large long lasting blooms on tall (year 1 – 5 feet tall) plants.

Tree lilies can be bought from most good garden centres an nurseries. I purchased mine mail order from Thompson & Morgan. Don’t buy bulbs in autumn, or if you do, desist from planting in the ground till spring next year. I lost a whole collection of these over the winter here in Cambridge.