Wow I couldn't believe it.

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  1. Tooty2shoes

    Tooty2shoes Hardy Maple

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    I was out in my veggie garden yesterday picking some of the green beans and sweating up a storm. I have been so focused on the veggies that I had forgotten about my flower garden by the back deck. I was on my way up to the house and smelled something that was so heavenly smelling. I stopped and looked around but saw nothing that would smell that sweet. So I started walking up to the house again. The closer I got to the back door the more I could smell that sweet fragrance. I thought, where is that coming from. :rolleyes: So I rounded the corner of the back deck and saw :eek: this.

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    Color Parade Oriental Lily ( photo / image / picture from Tooty2shoes's Garden )





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    Oriental Lily ( photo / image / picture from Tooty2shoes's Garden )



    My Oriental Lilies where blooming like crazy and I didn't even know it. :oops: I really need to stop and smell the flowers every once in awhile. Especially these flowers. So I thought I would share with you what I almost missed.
     
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  3. Netty

    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Those are beautiful! I've had that happen too...I almost missed some of my favorite blooms. I guess we all need to remember to stop and smell the flowers sometimes.
     
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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    I walk the garden each day trying to make sure that I do not miss any flower that has just opened. Every once and a while I get surprised. Sometimes I smell flowers and they are not mine, that is enough to drive you buggy trying to find a flower that is not in your yard. Beautiful lilies, thank you Patti for sharing.

    Jerry
     
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    Bernieh In Flower

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    Beautiful blooms and I can imagine the perfume! You need to wander round the back of your deck more often!
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I'm almost sure I can smell those gorgeous lilies from here. Both are beautiful but I have to admit that I have a weakness for white flowers. :stew1:
     
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    gfreiherr Young Pine

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    Beautiful lilies, I love the huge blooms on the white & pink one.
     
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    Two beautiful flowers,..i can only imagine the perfume,..it must have being heavenly.
     
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    WOW. Really NICE!
    I love them both!
    They release their perfume in the evening, especially.
    My last lily for this year is blooming now...

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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Those lilies are really doing well for you, aren't they. I know ALL about how one can overlook the flowers in one's garden because of work. Tch! Yes, I know very well.
    That is why I am taking some time off especially to look and appreciate at this very moment.
    This posting is a good reminder to all of us to ....stop the music and take the time to look at the fruits of our and Mother Nature's labour.

    I really do like the fragrance of lilies, but do not grow them. Oh I have tried ...and they come up--but the little beetles take them because I simply do not have the time to put into combating them properly. I shall enjoy yours and those of others on here. While I miss the fragrance, I can still have a visual appreciation.
     
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    Just beautiful.
     
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    Thanks everyone. Yes we do need to stop and smell the flowers. Sometimes I get so focused on what I'm doing I miss the beauty around me. Especially when I have sweat running in my eye's. :setf_050:

    Cal that Lily is beautiful. Love the color. :stew1:
     
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    Tooty, Those are beautiful. So glad you didn't miss them. That would have been a shame!
     
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