Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Flowers from a Friend....


A friend popped in for coffee today and brought me these pretty flowers to brighten up my day. She is going off to India for three weeks on Thursday. Her itinerary includes a safari and a visit to the Taj Mahal so I can't wait to see all the photos when she gets back. In the mean time I'm going to help keep the greenhouse plants watered.

ALSO CAN ANYONE NAME THE FLOWER BELOW? Embee cannot remember what it is called! The blooms look very much like a tulip.
Postscript~ thanks to House of Purple Worms I now know that this flower is an Imperial Crown Lily.

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18 Comments:

At 25/3/08 16:40, Blogger Amy W said...

Beautiful flowers!

 
At 25/3/08 16:52, Anonymous Christine said...

I can see why they brightened your day! They are beautiful!

 
At 25/3/08 17:09, Blogger Misty said...

Who doesn't love flowers???? BEAUTIFUL!

 
At 25/3/08 17:19, Blogger Happy Working Mom said...

What gorgeous flowers!

 
At 25/3/08 17:53, Blogger Alix said...

Beautiful I love yellow flowers.

 
At 25/3/08 20:23, Blogger thefoodsnob said...

I don't know those flowers, but they are all beautiful!

Lisa

 
At 25/3/08 23:18, Blogger PAT said...

Beautiful flowers from your friend.

I don't know the name of the "mystery" flower. It's very pretty.

Pat

 
At 25/3/08 23:38, Blogger The Artist formerly Known as Purpleworms (!) said...

Hi, Chris, That is a kind of lily and the flowers of this particular species come in reddish orange or yellow - it is commonly called Crown Imperial, Kaiser's Crown or Fritillaria Imperialis. There are several other kinds of fritillaria - this kind is supposedly a deterent to gophers because it has a peculiar odor. They don't like to be moved and the bulbs do not keep well. I have one but it never blooms and seems to die back and turn yellow very early in the season. That is about all I know.

 
At 26/3/08 00:22, Blogger theysaywordscanbleed said...

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At 26/3/08 01:38, Blogger Sandy said...

What a thoughtful friend! Both of you...lol.

 
At 26/3/08 01:50, Blogger Alison said...

gorgeous flowers....what a nice friend.

 
At 26/3/08 02:05, Blogger Kila said...

How cheerful and spring-y!

I hope they last a long time!

 
At 26/3/08 09:44, Blogger Beccy said...

Lucky you with those beautiful flowers, I have a mountain of chocolate here!

 
At 26/3/08 11:17, Anonymous EmBee said...

tafkap is correct I remember now. I seem to remember in the instructions it said plant it on it's side because water can get into a hollow at the top of the bulb. It also said it may not flower the first year. I will try to get chrisb to publish some photographs of the garden when Beccy got married about twelve years ago, cost a fortune but did look nice. Thanks to everyone on their kind wishes on our anniversary.

 
At 26/3/08 11:40, Blogger ChrisB said...

Wendy thank you for all the info I will go and look it up now I have a name. I guess we were lucky to have it flowering the first year it was planted!

 
At 27/3/08 01:43, Blogger Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

What beautiful flowers! Flowers are one of my FAVORITE blessings from God.

Blessings!

 
At 27/3/08 05:36, Blogger lisa marie said...

Beautiful flower bouquet!! I can't wait to see your lilies bloom!

 
At 28/3/08 21:02, Blogger elena jane said...

pretty flowers!!! :)

 

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