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Friday, July 11, 2014

Greeted by Golden Trumpets

Trumpet lilies, that is.  If you stop by our house at the right time in the summer, you are greeted by fragrant yellow lilies by the front steps.
A hand-me-down from my mother's garden many years ago,
these lilies reach more than four feet tall, so they do require staking.

We have been repainting the porch this summer, and I have enjoyed the occasional bursts of scent wafting from the lilies when a breeze blows.  It makes the arduous task of scraping and painting a little bit sweeter. 

I wish you could smell them!
 

19 comments:

  1. How lovely and really special since they are from your Mom. You have a pretty porch but I know painting is a tough job, especially when it is hot. Hope you have a nice weekend.

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  2. They are gorgeous, I wish I could smell them too.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  3. They are some gorgeous flowers.

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  4. Gorgeous... We have them (ours are called Golden Splendor) --but ours are gone for this year now. And YES, I have smelled them... Some others I recommend which smell just as good: Touching, Pink Perfection, Garden Pleasure, Regale, and Simplon...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  5. Very nice photos and the flowers are gorgeous!

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  6. beautiful.....and so sunny! :0) I really need to paint our porches, but it's so dang hot outside. lol
    Debbi
    -YankeeBurrow

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  7. I love the bright yellow. And they are so big. Beautiful!

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  8. I wish, too, that I could smell them. They are stunning. And how wonderful that they came from your mother's garden. Even more special. Great photos.

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  9. Oooh, these lilies are gorgeous and I bet they do smell just wonderful. Definitely a lovely addition to porch decor. :-)

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  10. Stunning. What a lovely welcome to your home. I too, wish I could smell them! xx

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  11. Beautiful flowers, in fact they look perfect! I wish they would stay around all summer long.

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  12. Beautiful! You've been painting your porch. We've been painting our deck/roof terrace. Arduous but worth the results! X

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  13. What a lovely sight to greet you and your visitors!

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  14. They are beautiful! What an extra gift to have the scent too. I miss my porch but I too remember painting it....it's a job with all those posts but I practically lived out there in the summer time.

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  15. Wish I was there to smell them too! I think that is so lovely that they were born from a batch that grew in your mum's garden. Such lovely reminder :)

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  16. Impressive and just look at that intense yellow!!! What a welcome to your house!
    Very much like your dog walking beanie too on your previous post!

    keep well
    Amanda :-)

    PS:Mediterranean giveaway now open!

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  17. Every fall, there are two areas of colour in the simple boxed area in my front yard. They're the places where the Belladonna Lilies/Naked Ladies my dad planted return year after year. Unfortunately, they don't have any scent but their beauty is always a joy to see.

    http://a-boleyn.livejournal.com/195443.html

    In the spring, I get to enjoy the returning tulips.

    http://a-boleyn.livejournal.com/182335.html

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