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The 30 Day Challenge – Day 8

Today I am grateful for being able to grow beautiful flowers I can cut from the garden and bring into my home. I’ve always loved having fresh flowers in a vase in my home … maybe more than one vase full at a time. Now that I am growing beautiful flowers in my own garden, cutting flowers to bring inside is something I do all the time and it gives me great pleasure. For that I am grateful.

Asiatic Lily

Photo: Asiatic Lily. The Asiatic Lilies I planted this year as bulbs have given us immense pleasure. From pure white to pale and this bright pink (and a few stray yellows) they have been my most successful bulb planting, giving us pleasure and gorgeous colour in the garden for weeks on end. The soft pinks and some whites started to flower end August and now in mid November the Lilium Longifolium are still flowering beautifully. The best part is they will come back next year!

Lilium longiflorum, often called the Easter lily or November lily, is a plant native to the Ryukyu Islands (Japan) and Taiwan. It is a stem rooting lily, growing up to 1 m high. It bears a number of trumpet shaped, white, fragrant, and outward facing flowers.

About the 30 Day Challenge

Cat of The Whimsical Gardener, has invited Garden Bloggers the world over to join her in the 30 day challenge of posting a photograph and sentiment that you are thankful for – every day for 30 days. Find something you are thankful for every day, for 30 days, can’t be too difficult, can it? See all my posts filed under “30 Day Challenge“.

By Christine

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my garden is very shaded. With no “full sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including camellias and azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge …

4 replies on “The 30 Day Challenge – Day 8”

Our flowers here are usually so small that I’ve ended up with a collection of small vases so as not to overwhelm the little blooms! I like bringing them in too. I like bringing all kinds of natural treasures inside…I have bird nests, acorns, leaves, flowers, feathers. It seems to have been passed to the next generation too; my daughter brings in small bones she finds ;/ along with all the other treasures mentioned above!

I always admire folks who bring flowers in…for some reason I cannot bring myself to cut them unless it is for a special occasion and then usually it is something like daffodils that I have hundreds of…maybe I need to grow more plants so I won’t feel so bad about cutting them. 🙂

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