Wednesday, August 8, 2012

L/Alphabe-Thursday

Cultivated water LILY in a private pond

Here in Ontario, cultivated water LILIES need to be over-wintered indoors.

 Wild water lily

But fragrant water lily (Nymphaea odorata) is hardy and native to Ontario. It can stay outdoors all winter, no problem.

Wild water lily

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE

54 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Here in the UK "waterlily" is the answer to the quiz question "Which English native wildflower has the largest blooms" - everyone knows the answer when they are told but very few ever think of it for themselves.
Beautiful flowers, beautiful pictures.

Buttons said...

These are beautiful Camera Girl. B

Andy said...

I have a small and I do mean small water pond in my backyard. It's big enough for two lilies... the same ones showing in your photos. Were you in my backyard Camera Girl?

Nancy Claeys said...

These are lovely -- but I've never been a big fan of having to overwinter anything! Lol.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Both the wild and the cultivated lilies are gorgeous.

see you there! said...

Both are beautiful, I'd opt for the one that is native to the area tho.

Darla

Sandra said...

so beautiful and this is something i do not have a single photo of. i love the reflections

Birdman said...

But I bet it doesn't look like this in February. Grin!

Halcyon said...

So very beautiful!

TexWisGirl said...

they're just gorgeous!

Paul in Powell River said...

They are good looking individually, but when the wild ones take over a lake, they choke out everything else. Here they're a pest to be ericadicated, which is almost impossible.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Lovely!

Kathy said...

I don't even know what "overwinter" means, living here in practically tropical Texas!

Gillian Olson said...

Splendid shots, love those reflections.

LONDONLULU said...

Oh so pretty, I don't see enough water lilies around here! I like that you juxtaposed both wild and cultivated ones here, lovely.

A Garden of Threads said...

Love the pink colour waterlily. All three awesome shots.

Everything Changes said...

They are beautiful captures!

Landbohaven said...

Gode billeder af de smukke åkander.
Tak for kigget.
Ha` en dejlig aften.

Stephanie said...

Thank you for the splendid water lily shots. I love them and the last one is a stunner.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

These are really beautiful, thank you for sharing.

edenhills said...

Lovely. They are both such beautiful flowers.

Snowcatcher said...

I had no idea a variety exists that can overwinter outdoors! Absolutely beautiful photos!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

They are so beautiful! Wonderful shots...

pattisjarrett said...

Interesting! I never thought of them living so far north.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Great post and magnificent photos of beautiful water lilies ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Giga said...

Piękne zdjęcia pięknych wodnych kwiatów. Pozdrawiam.
Beautiful photos of beautiful water flowers. Yours

Erika said...

Interesting bits about what can stay outdoors. I also enjoyed the piece of information in the comments about them being considered wildflowers in the UK.

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Such beautiful water lilies!!

Fjällripan said...

Wonderful images! There is really something special with waterlilies :)

Randy said...

These are so beautiful.

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful pictures!

Lindy MacDuff said...

These are absolutely beautiful and works of art!

Rohrerbot said...

The reflection of the pond lilies against the water are really nice. The pink color has a soft and sharp image in the water. Nicely done!

Jim said...

Those are pretty water lilies, Ms. E.G. You did them well in your photos.

I found one for my "L" word also. Mine is a yellow Mexican variety.
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Les fous du cap said...

Beautiful pictures ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Riet said...

I love waterlilies and your phooto's of these are wonderful. Great L choise.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

These are so elegant!

Naperville Now said...

gorgeous shots!

Susan said...

So, so beautiful! Nature is wonderful!

Marie said...

These are gorgeous! How do you overwinter a waterlily indoors???

Lowell said...

It's prob'ly just my nature but I like wild better! #3 is specially gorgeous!

Sue said...

I always love to see them!

=)

Linnea said...

Stunning!

Zosia said...

Water beauties. They remind me of the Hans Christian Andersen's story "Thumbelina".

Ann said...

am surprise thy grow in your freezing climate. My dad used to grow them in big urns.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Love the reflections of the top two and the droplets on the bottom one give it depth....all are nice compositions♫♪

zongrik said...

very peaceful images


lamb's wool

anitamombanita said...

Lovely. I love lily ponds!

Susan Mystery said...

Love the photos. Love the flowers. Great post!

Andy David said...

Hello.
These are simply beautiful. Love the pink one...pink is one of my favorite colors. Thanks for sharing.

L is for: Diary Of Love

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

I would never have imagined such a thing as winter-hardy water lilies. Nature is amazing in its ability to adapt!

Annesphamily said...

These shots are gorgeous and I would never guess a water lily to be so hardy! Hmmm...I love learning new stuff! I was late linking up so missed it but please come visit anyway! I hate missing this fun!

VBR said...

water lilies are so beautiful. the colors, they way they float on top of the water. the lily pads are so interesting too.

Jenny said...

Lily pads are not easy to photograph.

You have captured these magnficently.

That top one actually made me gasp!

Absolutely, totally lovely captures!

Thank you for sharing them.

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