Jul 07 2011

Lovely Lilies

We had some really cold weather here in May and into June too. It was really hard on our lovely garden. I was sure when the tulips never came up that the lilies were hiding deep in the earth too. Who can blame them. We had snow in June!



Today I spent a few minutes admiring our lovely lilies. I’m so happy a few of them made it!

Lots of yellow and only a couple of pink ones.I think about half of them bloomed.  I cut a few and put them in some fun containers.  I have plenty of teacups.




Yes that’s a gravy boat!






I love seeing them on our table as much as I love seeing them in our yard.





What would a post about lilies be without a little poetry? giggle, that’s not it, but it does rhyme. Instead here’s a little poem by William Blake.

The Lilly

The modest Rose puts forth a thorn,

The humble sheep a threat’ning horn:

While the Lily white shall in love delight,

Nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright.

Do you have lilies in your garden?


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  1. small Kucing

    It’s very creative the way you arranged the lilies


    1. Katherines Corner

      thank you Kathy I’m always trying something new :-)

  2. thisisme

    Hi Katherine. That’s one flower that I don’t have in my garden but, looking at yours, I think I might have to put that right! I love your idea of putting them in all the pretty little containers like that . I love fresh flowers. I enjoyed your little poem today as well, so thank you.

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you sweet friend xo

  3. Shady Del Knight

    Thank you for adding some beauty and inspiration to my morning, Katie! Have a wonderful Thursday, dear friend!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Aww, that means so much to me thank you :-)

  4. Dee


    I loved seeing your beautiful lilies. They are one of my most favorite flowers.

    1. Katherines Corner

      Dee I’m so happy they made you smile. I love them too. Star gazers are my favorite.

  5. Poetesswug

    What beautiful lillies…few though they may be! :-) I love all the color. And yes, we have lillies in our garden too. Well, I should say hubby has lillies in ‘his’ garden! I don’t get into all of the gardening thing…except to look! And ‘look’ I do!!! LOL

    1. Katherines Corner

      The veggie garden is my husbands domain but the flowers are mine. Althought when it’s to hot out he cares for them. ♥

  6. Mitzi

    Love the way you have them arranged around your house! The yellows are stunning like the sunlight; but the pinks carry with them a simple beauty. Lovely post my dear sweet friend! ~Hugs, M

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you sweet Mitzi. The yellows are so bright. I miss all of the pinks but the few that showed up remain int he garden. xo

  7. Abbie

    The Lillies are gorgeous! I love the way you captured their beauty.

    1. Katherines Corner

      thank you for your kind comment Abbie

  8. Ricki Jill Treleaven

    *gorgeous* lilies! I have lily envy. I tried to grow some day lilies, and they did not bud.

    1. Katherines Corner

      Don;t be sad they may still show up. We have day lilies too. They flower on and off throughout the season. Hugs

  9. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    Wonder if my wife would like some plastic ones for the house? (We don’t do well with real plants.)

    1. Katherines Corner

      you always crack me up! LOL

  10. Gail

    I adore the lilies in the teacups. Last year I planted day lilies and enjoyed a new bloom every day, but this year I planted other flowers. None of them quite as beautiful as the lily, though. Yours are gorgeous!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you so much. I collect teacups and I use them all the time. I will plant more bulbs in the fall and cross my fingers they will all come up again next year. Hugs!

  11. Debbie McCormick

    Lovely! I especially love how you put them in random tea cups. I have some day lilies that come up every year – they are very pretty.

    1. Katherines Corner

      I planted day lilies in the new bird garden! Hugs!!

  12. Miss Kathy

    Snow in June? Where on earth are you?! Love the lilies – some of them – but can’t bring them inside – my nose knows and won’t be pleased! Glad they came through for you!
    Miss Kathy

    1. Katherines Corner

      I know, right! We live in Utah close to the mountains. Sorry about your allergies. You can admire their beauty from afar or from my blog, giggle. HUGS!

  13. Ms. A

    Nope, no lilies. The only thing that grows in abundance in my yard is sago palms. I hate them, but can’t seem to control them.

    1. Katherines Corner

      They must provide plenty of shade. Did you plant them or are the a fortunate ( unfortunate) native plant? Hugs!

  14. Jennifer

    So pretty! I never tire of seeing photos of beautiful flowers. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Katherines Corner

      and I never tire of taking them. xo

  15. Brandi

    I love your lily post! I DO NOT have a green thumb! All my plants at home die :( your pictures made me smile! Thanks!

    1. Katherines Corner

      If I made you smile my heart smiles. Hugs

  16. tammy @ not just paper and glue

    Your lillies are beautiful. Love them in the tea cups – so sweet.

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you Tammy happy to be connected to your blog again. Hugs

  17. MamaSpaghetti

    Those are so beautiful! I love seeing them in teacups.

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you, I do too. :-)

  18. Judith Evans

    How lovely! Congrats on Shopkeeper of the Week!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Hi Judith, thank you so much Hugs!

  19. poppi linn

    Your lilies are so pretty. I had a few lilies in my garden-as I was snapping a photo of a 1st bloom, my dog took a bite of the flower!!!! Wish I had that photo now!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Oh My goodness, who knew they taste good too…sorry to hear you missed the shot. Did you get one of your dog eating it? Hugs

  20. Angela

    Hi! I love lillies! I’m a new follower from Fri Hop! Please check out my new blog http://aboutamom.com :)

    1. Katherines Corner

      Hi Angela, I follow you too. Hugs

  21. Carolyn

    Hi Katherine,

    Your lilies are beautiful and thanks for sharing.
    I do not have any in my garden but my Mother always used to.
    Your book club is such a great idea.

    Happy weekend

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you for your sweet comment. I hope to see your comments at the book club. Hugs

  22. debbie

    Those are so cute Katherine, love the gravy boat!

    1. Katherines Corner

      Thank you Debbie, I’m always thinking of new ways to display flowers :-)

  23. April H

    Lovely lilies! Most of mine didn’t survive all of our dry weather we had this summer.

    1. Katherines Corner

      Hello April, We had snow and you had dry…Maybe next year. Hugs

  24. Cecilia Marie Pulliam

    Wow, Kathryn. Lilies. I have a special affinity to them since God granted me the most amazing miracle revolving around Luke 12:27: Consider the Lilies…..from that moment on they have “appeared” whenever I am in a financial crises and need the reminder that God will provide. I clicked on your website and found tons of Lilies! Just when I needed them the most. Thank you for being God’s messenger today.

    1. Katherines Corner

      I am honored by your words. God Bless

  25. Dawn

    I am currently living in a townhouse apartment with a small patio in the back. I do container gardening there, and this year had good intentions to plant some Asiatic lily bulbs. I’m in East Tennessee, and we’ve been hit with round after round of tornado weather for the past two months, so my container gardening plans kept getting postponed. I believe now that I’ve left it too late in the summer for the lily bulbs to flourish, so they’re in a cool, dry box under the sink, waiting for next year. I so look forward to one day having a home of my own with enough land for a small kitchen garden and space to plant my beloved flowers. I enjoyed visiting here, Katherine, and smiled at the beauty of your own flowers. Thank you for sharing with us.

    ~ Dawn

    1. Katherines Corner

      Dawn, I pray for all effected by the tornadoes. I do hopw you will one day have the home you desire. Hugs!

  26. Kat @ Living Like the Kings

    Those are BEAUTIFUL! We actually have lillies too but some crazy bugs EAT them raw before they fully come up :(


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