Flowers #320A, 321A, 322A, 323A, 324B, 325A & 327A

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These lilies were located in the partial shade of a small tree.  As such, I wasn’t sure if there was enough adequate lighting.  The next day, I went back to my neighbor’s yard to re-shoot them using a flash.  That roll of film has yet to be developed (yes, I still proudly shoot film).  If those photos are more spectacular than these, I will post them at a later date.

Lilies, whose scientific name is Lilium, has more than one hundred gorgeous species in its family.  There are many plants that have lily in their common name, however, not all are true lilies.  Two examples of this misnomer are Day Lilies and Peace Lilies.  True lilies are mostly native throughout the temperate climatic regions of the northern hemisphere of planet Earth, although the range can extend into the northern subtropics as well.  This range extends across much of Europe, Asia, Japan and the Philippines and across southern Canada and throughout most of the United States.

Lilies are very easy to grow.  They are not especially particular about soil type nor pH level.  Their only requirement is well-drained soil.  Lilies grow best in full sun, however they may thrive in partial sun as well.  An interesting fact about this plant is that most lily bulbs have very thick roots that have the ability to pull the bulb down into the soil at a depth that is most optimum for their continued survival.

Steven H. Spring

 

 

 

 

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