Sunday, July 25, 2010

Ditch Lilies/ Today's Flowers

Wild orange daylily, a.k.a. ditch lily (Hemerocallis fulva)

Beautiful...but not for most of my gardens. This wild  daylily  is invasive.  Truth be told, however, I do have a nice patch of these lilies on town property close to the road.

Beside the road between East Gwillimbury and Uxbridge, Ontario

This is how I love them best, mixed with other wildflowers beside country roads.

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33 comments:

Roberto Machado Alves said...

Beautiful lilies. Thank you for sharing.

Small City Scenes said...

They do look beautiful scattered about with the rest of the wildflowers. I don't see them out here......or I'm not looking. MB

guild-rez said...

Great pictures.
I know they are invasive but I love to look at the Ditch Lilies.
Brighten our meadows, parks and streets.
Thank you for your comment.

Tammie Lee said...

such beautiful photos of flowering summer.

Dani said...

wow..marvelous. I'd like to lie in that flowery field and watch the sky...beautiful.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful shot of the field of flowers. I love seeing large groups of dayliles next to the roads.

Lui said...

Pretty one!

Carver said...

There is nothing more beautiful to me that naturalized flowers in a field. The second shot is my idea of heaven.

i beati said...

You could pick armloads!! sandy

Pat said...

It reminds me of a tiger lily, but without the spots. I agree, they are very pretty in a field mixed with a variety of other colors of flowers.

helenmac said...

I'm with you about the exquisite beauty of roadside mixes of lilies et al! What are the blue flowers behind the closeup?

Rambling Woods said...

I didn't know this...the deer came and ate all the lily flowers last night..just stalks are left....

Luna Miranda said...

i love a field of wildflowers. i don't think we have fields of wildflowers here.:p

Rose said...

I like both of these...I am with you on not having any of those lilies cause they are so invasive...but I still love them!

And that second shot would make a beautiful painting.

'Tsuki said...

A very nice flower, for a very nice photograph... Just perfect !

leavesnbloom said...

That is a really pretty wildflower meadow - we don't have wild daylilies here.

George said...

Although your close-up of the lily is beautiful, I really like your picture of the field. That is definitely a wonderful scene.

Michelle said...

Now that is the kind of "weed" I wouldn't mind invading my yard.

Colleen said...

Wow, I love the field of wildflowers. So pretty.

You asked where in Maine I was going... We're heading to Prospect Harbor and to Schoodic Point which is the "forgotten" part of Acadia park.

I'm still working on that blurb book, but I'm seeing the end of the tunnel!

dancingmatilda said...

gorgeous colours...and i can't believe there's a field of them. you know growing up in Oz, all I ever see was tall dry grass.

Johnny Nutcase said...
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Johnny Nutcase said...

ahhh! too bad they are invasive but they are awfully pretty, can't lie about that!

SandyCarlson said...

Day lily, ditch lily. I think I like the first name best. Your work is gorgeous.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» would not be offended if someone 'ditched' some of those lilies in his yard!

AL said...

Oh sure! In fact I would love to stroll around there.

BJ Roan said...

We have "ditch" lilies around here, too. Like you, they are much nicer mixed with other wildflowers.

Chuchie | Chie Wilks said...

I love lilies...! great shots!

mine is here

Regina said...

Beautiful blooms and scenes.
Thank you for sharing.

Lara Neusiedler said...

superb! such lively colours!

see you there! said...

It is amazing how something so pretty can be invasive. The wildflowers are beautiful.

Darla

Kerri said...

You need to frame that first one - it is an exquisite image! WOWIE!

Ann said...

When it is a patch, it is so beautiful.

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Muhammad khabbab said...

What a closeup!!!!

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