Sunday, June 5, 2011

The little Henry Street garden


The tiny garden on Henry Street, where a lady sits in an easy chair in the appropriately named - in this rare case - garden apartment, which sounds better than basement apartment, beside a reading lamp. In my version of her story this is her garden and her family lives upstairs. I have never seen anyone garden here. Perhaps she does, very early in the morning. There is always something in bloom.

What is this lily?

4 comments:

  1. One of the Turk's cap lilies, such as Lilium henryi. I don't know lilies, so can't be more specific. There are many species, and many more selections and cultivars. L. superbum is a species native to our area.

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  2. Hi Xris - Thanks...yes, I was thinking in the realm of L. superbum-ish, which I use fairly often in garden designs, and wondering whether this is a cultivar, as it is so tiny and only sightly recurved. A sort of discrete superbum! Quite delightful.

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  3. Don't know much about Turk's Caps and normally don't like that much orange in a flower, but gosh! that's a lovely thing! Much prettier than the more common orange turk's caps that one sees everywhere. Definitely worth finding out exactly which one it is.

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  4. JUST LOOKED AT ALL YOUR PICTURES. I SO ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING.

    GRANNY FROM TAMPA

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