Saturday, July 26, 2008

Audubon Garden Tour Lilies

We saw literally hundreds of all types and colors of lilies on the garden tour.
One garden we visited was a lily farm and we were told it took 7 hours a day to deadhead the lilies.
They had over 700 lilies and perennials.The lilies were all marked but it was impossible to keep track of the names.
I only took a few lily pictures.

It seems our weather here this year has been perfect for lilies.


Sugarplum Cottage said...

Oh how I wish I could go with you. Sorry, I've not posted, been soooooo busy. Hopefully I'll get back on track this week. Hugs, RoseMarie

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful tour you had, lovely lillies. I can't imagine having to deadhead for 7 hours a day. I love deadheading, but not that much. :)

Susie said...

That must have been a really great tour. I can't imagine having to work that many hours to dead head! Beautiful pictures!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I used to know an old man who was a famous cross-pollinator of lilies. Our science teacher preached on how fortunate we were to be able to visit this man's gardens and that he made around $15,000 each time he came up with a new lily. He was teacher wouldn't listen...I was trying to tell her that my mother and I visited that man on a regular basis and that he gave Mama lilies for her garden all the time.
Sad ending...he killed himself. I can't remember the reason. Maybe loneliness after losing his wife.
Well that is my lily story! Enjoyed your photos :)