Friday, 22 August 2014

The Lily, The Beauty



The Lily. That was the name of the new exposition held in Saint Petersburg Botanic Gardens last week. As I have some Trumpet Hybrids lilies in my garden, I wanted to visit this show and to learn more about Lilium.


 

The Botanic Gardens is not far from my place and at 11 am I was there. The first visitors and I began to get acquainted with lilies, to sniff and take photos of these beautiful cut flowers. All lilies were put in vases and the owners watched them carefully and exchanged the faded by the blooming ones.




Here are the photos of some Asiatic, Martagon, Trumpet and Candidum Hybrids that I liked the most. I was interested in the shapes, combination of colors, some unusual shades. Some of the flowers amazed me by their combination of colors as white and light brown, deep red with white edges, pale pink with yellow center. 


 

Others looked very tenderly of white, pink, purple, lime. The deep red or better to say black one was a surprise for me. 


 

The very elegant and graceful Martagon lilies were shown in another hall. I have no them in my garden and I thought to plant some near the patio. 


 

There was a stand with books and handicraft souvenirs made by the exhibitors. I liked these decoupage pots and cups! I've also seen the contoured drawing on a dense paper for any amateur of lily could paint them with watercolor. Great!




Hope you liked this exposition, did you choose some lilies for your garden, balcony or terrace?
And in the end if you're not tired of lilies I would like to show you my Trumpet hybrids:



31 comments:

  1. Wow look at all those beautiful blooms!! So amazing!!

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    1. Hi, Keith
      They're really amazing!!

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  2. Such beautiful lilies! Those in your garden are especially nice. My favorite ones are those with strong fragrance! Happy Weekend, my friend.

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    1. I've seen yours, they're beautiful Peter!
      Have a nice weekend!

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  3. I bet it was stunning in 'real life' such a wide range of colours and no doubt beautiful perfume. No men in the photos - does it only appeal to women I wonder

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    1. Of course no, ha ha! It was weekly morning and I think that women are mostly at home and may go to exhibition. That time actually there were two men but they have been a bit of time.
      Thank you!

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  4. Amazing! The lilies are so beautiful, so gorgeous! So many variety with the beautiful colors and pattern. I really love lilies, but I have never grown it on my garden. I guess the weather is too hot. But I often see lilies are grown here on the highland. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. You're right Endah, lily needs some cold seasons, as winter and early spring. I think this climate is in your highlands. Thank you!

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  5. Amazing varieties, I wish I had some of them, especially the red-and-white ones. I have a lot of day lilies in yellows and oranges in my garden, but no other lilies.
    Greetings from Maine,
    Karin

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    1. Thank you Karen for stopping by! I've seen your recipes, I liked some!

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  6. Your own lilies are also very beautiful Nadezda. I like visiting flower expositions, and this lily exposition must have been interesting and colourful, there are so many different types. I always have some lilies in my garden, but there are lilybeetles too and they are a real nuisance.

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    1. When I go to any flower exhibition I always want to purchase some more flowers. Now I decided to plant more lilies although I want more tulips and daffodils!
      Thank you Janneke!

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  7. Wow!!!What a beauty dear Nadezda!Such beautiful lilles!And they have so preety and strange colours!!
    Thank you for sharing!Have a lovely weekend!
    Dimi..

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    1. You're welcome Dimi, have a nice weekend!

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  8. What a lovely exhibition! I love lilies. Your hybrids are beautiful, Nadezda! Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Satu. Happy Sunday!

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  9. The lilies were beautifully displayed in this exhibition and your photos so clear. I loved them! Especially the dark pink with white edges. We always wish to buy some new plants when we see them displayed like this, but sometimes there is not enough room in the garden!
    Your last roses post was lovely, Nadezda. So much variety!
    Hope you are enjoying warm summer days and relaxing in your garden. Spring is coming soon here in Melbourne:)
    Thank you for sharing these delights. Love to see what people are doing in other parts of the world, especially gardeners:)
    Betty

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    1. Gardeners love to go to such exhibitions, Betty. I'm planning some free space to plant bulbs and new lilies and it's the problem - no these free spots!
      Thank you!

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  10. Beautiful show with some unusually colored lilies

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    1. It's right, many unusual varieties of lilies, Donna!

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  11. Hi Nadezda,
    So much amazing flowers! But the smell is too much for me and me nose ;-)

    My nice is back again this morning. Directly from Novosibirsk to Düsseldorf. If you want, you can read something about this workshop in your
    press http://www.infohome-altai.ru/node/5590

    Greets from Northern Germany

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    1. Thank you Meggie for this link. I've read and looked at the photo, trying to guess where is your niece!
      Is she the blonde one in a center?

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    2. Yes,your right! The light blonde with dark clothes ;-)

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  12. What a great idea for an exhibit! I bet it smelled wonderful in that room :)

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    1. Yes, it did Rosemary, thank you!

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  13. So amazing place and so beautiful lilles !
    Nadezda, I wish you a great week :)

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  14. Que maravilaaaaa....Uno no se cansa de ver tanta belleza...Si el amarillo y blanco son preciosos los de dos colores también. Hoy no elijo me gustan todos!!!!!!!
    Gracias por compartir esta exposición Nadezda es un placer verla.
    Estoy muy contenta he vuelto a montar en la moto;))
    Buen miércoles.
    Un beso

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  15. Lilies are the most elegant and beautiful flowers. I didn’t know so many varieties exist. How did you manage not to go out right away and buy some bulbs for next year?

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  16. Woowwww...! Amazing exhibition, Nadezda. Your lilies are so beautiful and fresh! I had grown some lily bulbs and just rot, :). Heavy rain suddenly came. Then I tried to grow the scales, the same thing happened, but a scale remains still in the garden, it has formed small bulblets, I hope it will still alive and give me success, :)

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