Saturday, December 15, 2012

Early summer lilies

 Pale Vanilla-lily - Arthropodium milleflorum. These hang from their stems and tremble in the breeze.

My all-time favourites are the Fringe-lilies - Thysanotus tuberosus. This year, probably due to the amount of rain we've had, these are out everywhere.
In the open area in front of the house, we've been getting rid of dandelions and bracken on a regular basis and it's great to see now that we have a native lawn/garden instead. As well as native grasses, there are fringe-lilies, violets, rice flowers, groundsel, bears ears and fireweed. I'm watching as the previously bare bank right in front is gradually covered in all sorts as things self-seed. My kind of "gardening"!

4 comments:

Elizabeth Donoghue said...

I love the photos, I don't get to see the Pale Vanilla lily often.......

Sherryl said...

This is the first year I have seen so many of them - they are lovely!

J Gray said...

wow - the Fringe Lillys are absolutely stunning! How I wish we had them at our patch in Qld!! Beautiful photos.

Sherryl Clark said...

Thanks! The Fringe Lilies are my favourite - they're like purple jewels in the bush.

 
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