Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Naked Ladies and Painted Ladies

In our little Prairie town, the Painted Ladies make an appearance all year long . . .

But in August . . . along with the Painted Ladies

are the Naked Ladies . . .

Those pink lilies that bloom without foliage and appear what seems like overnight!

Some of the Painted Ladies may have Naked Ladies . . .

But the Naked Ladies are not only around the Painted Ladies --

they are everywhere all over town!

Many reside at Linderhof --

which is not a Painted Lady but it does have more than it's fair share of

Naked Ladies!

All of the Painted Ladies are Victorians -- some have painted bricks and others do not. But all have a color palate of many colors around the trim and windows.

The Naked Ladies are not Victorian . . . although they do bloom year after year.

And their color palate is only pink!

A bright spot of color in the Dog Days of August.

This Sunday not only am I sharing a bit of Linderhof's garden but I'm sharing some of the great Victorians in our little town. Please join Artie at Color Outside the Lines and see the other gardens that are being shared this Sunday.


Deanna said...

Really liked this post!
We have only a few Naked Ladies.
They are lovely.
Blessings to you!

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

I didn't know anything about Naked Ladies, so I learned something new today!

Martha said...

They're also known as Resurrection Lilies and Surprise lilies -- but I love the name Naked ladies so much better!

Teacup said...

Hi Martha;
I learned something new today.....about the Naked Ladies. I love that Victorian House.

Thanks, Erica

niartist said...

Oh Martha, this is a fantastic post! Love the naked ladies, and the painted ladies, too! Thanks for participating in SAGS!

Nancy Yoakum said...

I love the homes in your town, real beauties! Dan and I recently took a drive through Lexington, Missou-RAH...another place that has some lovely homes. There are some wonderful treasure in you town. That's funny you should mention the naked ladies coming up overnight, because a neighbor on my street has them and it seemed like I just blinked, and there they were in bloom! Lovely!

Carrie said...

Such a clever post! I too had never heard of these Naked Ladies, they are delightful and I always love pink flowers.
My Share a Garden post is at:
I added more text and photos last night.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Martha...

Well my friend, I must admit that I just had to come see what you were talking about after reading your interesting headline, "Naked Ladies and Painted Ladies"!!! Hehe! I wondered what in the world that I was going to see over here at Linderhof!!! Girl, you just had me going!!!

Loved seeing the beautiful old Victorians...the painted ladies!!! It has always been a dream of mine to be able to live in one...can you just imagine how much decorating one could do? much fun!!!

Okay...I must admit that this is the first time that I've heard of "naked ladies"...the flower! Sure is must be related to the lily family? Whew....Martha, I was so relieved to find that your naked lady was just a flower!!! Hehe!!! So darn cute!!!

Have a super Sunday, my friend!


Unknown said...

Are they the same as Rain Lilies?
They're beautiful,as are the Painted Ladies.

Martha said...

No they are not -- I have some rain lilies (also known as fairy lilies) and they are different.

The foliage comes up in the spring, dies down and then the blooms in late July/early August.


Britt-Arnhild said...

A lovely collection of beautiful flowers.

Peg said...

Around here these are known as surprise lilies. A friend just asked if I thought they could be used in an arrangement... would they hold up well? Does anyone know? I've never tried. I just enjoy them in the yard.

Martha said...

I have cut some -- lasted longer than a daylily but not as long as the asiatic ones as I recall.

Kelley said...

The vinegar post is amazing! I absolutely struggle with tarragon here in California but am still determined, thanks for the inspiration...I will keep trying!

warmest regards, kelley

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Pretty ladies - all of them. I've never tried growing Naked Ladies.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I just love to see when the Naked Ladies start popping up! It seems they are always a surprise! (My grandchildren giggle insanely when I say something about those pretty naked ladies!) laurie