Sunday, July 13, 2008

Ode to the Bellingham Lily

In the late 1920's & early 1930's, a local man had a hobby of growing lilies - Mr. Griffiths called this one the "Bellingham Lily" for the city where it was first grown.

He developed this lily and then many years later, The Shepherd saw it in a catalog - but by this time, it was considered rare. He had to have one.

This is the first time it has bloomed in our garden - just a few miles from where it's ancestors were "born".

It hides back in our garden but with a bloom like this, it can't hide any more.

Welcome to summer, Bellingham Lily!


Sharon said...

Wow, it's gorgeous and exotic - like maybe the fairies made it and that guy's claiming he did.

Kathy said...

What a beautiful speciman to have in your garden. I love it when you have a special connection to a plant.
Thanks for sharing, Tina. Hugs to all of you there. :)