Sunday, February 13, 2011

Asiatic Lily Sphinx and the Stylish Blogger Award

For Valentine's Day post, I have here Sphinx, a red double asiatic lily. This lily is unstable. Some flowers will come out the perfect double form, some singles and some with yellow or white kind of striping in its petals. I have chosen these two images which I think are the best representation of this lily.

Asiatic Lily Sphinx

Asiatic Lily Sphinx

Last spring, I have some Aladdin tulips in the garden, the color is appropriate for the the Valentine's Day theme.
Aladdin Tulips

Also the red berries of Jack in the pulpit harvested last fall.
(Arisaema triphyllum)

It is such a great honor to be awarded the Stylish Blogger Award. Many thanks to Rosie of My Garden Haven...A Fine Romance.

In accepting this award, here are seven random things about myself.

1. My favorite actor is Jason Stratham of The Transporter and The Mechanic movies.
2. My favorite singer is Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20.
3. I love playing scrabble and solving crossword puzzles.
4. My other hobby is sewing.
5. I love to play bowling even though I am not good at it.
6. I collect milk glass and other vintage glasses. I also collect vintage vases.
7. I don't like horror movies.

My list of 15 new bloggers I have recently met.

1. William of Life of a Gardener.
2. Alistair of Aberdeen Gardening From Bonnie Scotland.
3. Chris of Rooftop Botany in the City-My World of Plants.
4. Bom of The Plant Chaser.
5. Larry of Conrad Art Glass and Garden.
6. Beth of Plant Postings.
7. Jack of Seqouia Garden.
8. Carol of Flower Hill Farm.
9. Carolyn of Carolyn's Shade gardens.
10. Lona of A Hocking Hills Garden.
11. AliceAnastasia of Bay Area Tendrils.
12. Fer of My Little Garden In Japan.
13. Chris of Garden Sense.
14. Toni of Signature Garden.
15. Ficurinia of Amateur Bot-Ann-ist.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone.


Alistair said...

Ah, Lilies, my plant of the year which I am going to make good use of. Congratulations on your award and thank you for the mention.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Lily, the color of the Sphinx Lily is gorgeous. I will have to look for that Aladin tulip, although I don't have much luck with most of the tulips coming back. They are mostly annuals in my area.


Anonymous said...

Congrats on your award. Love your red lilies.

PlantPostings said...

Hi Lily: Thank you so much for including me in your list! That is such an honor. I love the theme of the red flowers and berries for Valentine's Day. Jack in the Pulpit is such an interesting plant! Happy Valentine's Day!

Carolyn @ Carolyn's Shade Gardens said...

I was just reading your blog and thinking how much I liked the red photos especially the jack-in-the-pulpit--very unique--and there I was with the Stylish Blogger award. Thank you so much for picking me; it's an honor.

Bom said...

I like your Aladdin tulips.

BTW, email on its way.

MrBrownThumb said...

I love the JITP berries. I hope mine produce a bunch this year.

Lily said...

Thanks. Be warn, lilies are addicting!:)

I bought a bag of Aladdin tulip and plant them here and there in the garden. Came spring, it was a mess! I am learning from you on your gardening design and style. Aladdin looked really nice, you'll like it. If I can find some more this fall, I will plant them en masse for impact.


@Plant Postings,
Thanks and belated happy Valentine's day!

I agree that JITP berries are unique. So colorful.

I got the email, thanks!

Thanks. I scattered them in my shade garden. I believe it will take a few years to reach blooming size.


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