Friday, June 28, 2013

Pink Lilies Even in the Heat of Summer!

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Beautiful Crinum Lilies are the LAST thing you expect to see in Central Texas when the temperatures hit triple digits in the afternoon, but that’s exactly what I’m sharing for Pink Saturday…My friend Nancy at My Crafty little Page gave me a start from old heirloom lilies given to her by a neighbor.

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They have a delicate pink inside and they look like a Georgia O’Keeffe painting. Another very bright pink version came to me from my mother’s gardens…it had come from her brother who also had his start given to him by a neighbor.

moonvine and lilies 013 I love that about gardening with shared plants…they remind us of people…I don’t know where the Purple Lantana  came from…Lowe’s or Home Depot…but ask about the sprawling Moon flower vine, and I can remember when Mother gave me my start…

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One morning I was greeted by a dozen of the fragile white flowers…bees LOVE them…

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These night bloomers will be wilted and wan by noon. So I cut a cluster and brought them inside where they will last until supper time.

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It’s not an elegant arrangement…it’s not an arrangement at all. They can’t be handled much, just plopped into a vase of cool water. That sounds like a good summer plan for us all.   I hope your summer is enjoyable wherever your are. Here in Texas we enjoy our mornings and then seek the shade. Look at one of our does and her twins in the afternoon shade. I love how that one little fellow has his head flat out down in the grass…he spent the morning running little deer circles around the lawn and now he is out cold!

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I’m off to check in with out Hostess of all things Pink, Beverly at How Sweet the Sound to check out her weekly contribution to our celebration of Pinkness. Have a Pink Week.


Light and Voices said...

Your PINK lilies are drop dead gorgeous! I loved viewing the deer with her twins sooo adorable.
JM Illinois

LV said...

I am a yard person and enjoy all flowers. You live in one of my favorite places to visit in Texas. Trust this heat wave does not kill your pretty plants.

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

The lilies are stunning! I'm certain your deer family keeps you entertained. Thanks for sharing their beauty.


Valrie said...

Beautiful flowers and I love the you share the flowers with us that were shared with you. My daughter lives in Waco and hubby's parents south of Dallas, can't remember the name of the town...about 45 minutes and yes it gets hot there. Breath of fresh air here yesterday after the rainstorms... might even have the sunshine for awhile today. Hope you have a wonderful PS and Happy 4th!


Hello Down there in Texas. I absolutely LOVE your very delicate Lily that looks likes Georgia O’Keeffe painting.It is definitely a beauty. Hugs Judy

Kathryn Ross said...

LaVerne - Oh! For your green thumb! Those shared lilies are lovely and your nocturnal white beauties are HUGE! But - love the doe and babies - and right in your backyard! Stay cool - I hear it's hot where you are!

dana said...

HPS, LaVerne. I LOVE your pink lilies!! We have yellow lilies. . .but I want PINK ones!! I need to plant some, don't I? ha ha

Hope you had a great 4th. . . .we sure did. So did my neighbors. . .they kept blowing up fireworks til well after midnight! :)

L, dana

Limping Deer and the Twins

Limping Deer and the Twins
They are still spotted at this time.

Show and Tell Sunday June 15

Flea Market Finds...sounds like my whole house and yard...

Milk Glass Collection

Milk Glass Collection
Who knew that a 25 cent flea market find would unleash such a collecting frenzy? I never pay more than a dollar unless it's a really nice piece. They are great grouped with a single daisy in each.

These used to be inexpensive florist vases in the 50's and 60's. Everyone's Grandmother had bunches.

Mexicana Dishes

Mexicana Dishes
My sister found these for me at Bussy's Flea Market in San Antonio, Texas. I had seen pictures in her Fiesta reference book. Mexicana was also made by Homer Laughlin in the 30's. I had been looking for several years without ever finding even a single piece when she found the set...with a promise to hold it for us, she came running to find me and I bought the entire set...60+ pieces for $50.


I've added to the set over the years, but the price and experience will never match that first amazing find.

Vintage Kitchen Hutch

Vintage Kitchen Hutch
When my hubby found this hutch it was Pepto pink and I was not 100% sure about it. But with a new red back and fresh white paint and refurbished hardware, it became one of my favorite pieces.

Nancy made me save the vine

Nancy made me save the vine
The vine and flowers painted on the inside were in such bad shape that I was ready to remove it all. Nancy -My Crafty Little Page convinced me to keep it and after some touch-up work, I'm glad I listened to her. My husband restores vintage Cushman motorscooters and he tries to make everything "mint" condition again. The Shabby Chic movement came along just in time to keep me from making some terrible mistakes.