The Naked Ladies in all their glory…

Here are some pics of this gorgeous lily from my daughter’s yard.  I had lots of them, given to me by a neighbor long ago, and there are still a few around from that bunch of bulbs.    Here is a link:  https://www.americanmeadows.com/flower-bulbs/other-spring-flower-bulbs/belladonna-lily to American Meadows’ site featuring these and other plants.   The site also offers fascinating information about the Lillies, and a photo of a spectacular large group planting.

About the Belladonna Lily and its names. This plant is an interesting one. First of all, it’s real name is Amaryllis belladonna, and it’s the only species in the amaryllis genus. This means the Belladonna is the ‘true’ Amaryllis. All those big indoor-blooming things at holiday time are called ‘Amaryllis’ as a common name, but their botanical name is Hippeastrum. (excerpt is from the American Meadows’ site.)

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Real name Belladonna Lily
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Naked Lady is a “true Amarallis.”

 

 

Mixed Bouquet

 

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Marigold Detail
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the humble marigold shines

 

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Imagine these beauties if they were the size of peonies.  
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a fine landing spot, Mr. Bug 
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Where is the Gardener when we need him? 
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Shasta Daisies, a favorite. 
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Queen Anne’s Lace in the garden. 
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Queen Anne’s Lace with Lily 
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Making an entrance. 

 

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Balloon Flower Buds
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Ta Da! 
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Echinacea 
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Earlier development of Marigold plants

[All photos in this post ©Sometimes, 2017.]

 

 

Newcomers Posing for Pics

 

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First seen as an anonymous “red blur.”   
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I’ll call it the Red Blur Rose.     There was a bright red Cardinal that exited the tree when he saw me before I saw him.   No time for the camera.

 

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love Daisies….
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but they are prolific and persistent…off the “chop” list though until the blooms are finished.
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The Winterberry I call Gentleman Jim
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recognize this tree?
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unidentified perennial
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Clematis
lily buds
Future Day Lilies
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The obligatory Cat

 

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I swear this Lantana was originally pink.  

 

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Tall Ageratum
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Dad’s Plant lives in the house all winter. A remembrance from my ex’s funeral in 2001.

Flowers next in planting order

 

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Pink Gerber Daisies.

 

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Yellow with Pink Million Bells. (genus Calibrachoa) my favorite hanging plant…prefer the Red, but for some reason there aren’t any this year.

 

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Waiting to be planted.   Tall blue Ageratum I haven’t seen before. 
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Lantana and Red Gerber Daisy 
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Pink and yellow Lantana.  
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Lantana varieties