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, August 7, 2010

A Nudist Camp?

Isn't that what you would call a town habited by Naked Ladies? I love the first week in August when the pink lilies bloom. They are a lily by many names -- Naked Ladies, Resurrection Lilies, Surprise Lilies, Magic Lilies although I favor their first name and that is what we've always called them.
They're a nice bit of pink in a sometimes dull and drab August (especially when we've had little rain in July).

A nice surprise!

In Spring, when the daffodils bloom, the plant sends up it's foliage. So you know that it is there -- but then it just disappears.

You forget that it is there until all of a sudden these lovely pink flowers surprisingly appear as if by magic!

Linderhof is not the only place where these lilies are blooming -- they are all over town which is why our little town on the prairie could be considered a Nudist Camp -- full of Naked Ladies!

I've picked the flowers to bring inside and amazingly they have staying power.

These pretty pink lilies bring smiles to the faces of all who see them.

It's Pink Satuarday -- so please join Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.


Karen said...

Well, you certainly my eye!! lol
What a sweet looking flower. I would love to have flowers like that around here but I am sure that our hot summer sun would bake them before they could even bloom. Thanks for posting this and telling us about them.
Have a great weekend!!
Ladybug Creek

From the Kitchen said...

Whoa! I thought this was going to be an x-rated entry! Instead I find the amazing pink lilies.

Have a great weekend.


Allie and Pattie said...

How pretty! I haven't heard that name before- I'll have to look for some. They really are a bright spot!
xoxo Pattie

Pondside said...

Aren't they pretty? You did have me taken aback for a minute though.....
We have these lilies too, but they bloom much later.

Chris said...

I remember by dad teasing my very proper grandma (who called them Resurrection Lilies) with that name. They look lovely in your garden!


Mary Bergfeld said...

I love your sense of humor, Martha. The lilies are just lovely, though we call them resurrection lilies rather than naked ladies. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Keetha Broyles said...

LOL!!! I've never heard them called naked ladies before - - - we called them surprise lilies. You are RIGHT naked ladies is soooo much more fun, and so appropriate since all flowers are all about SEX in the garden - - - as I'm so fond of telling everyone.

D.B. said...

I LOVE naked ladies. They really are always a surprise!

Carol said...

LOL! Love the flowers...mine are in bloom too and I have some blooming in spots I don't remember planting them.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

I guess I have a nudist colony in my backyard! :-)

Southerncook said...

Loved your post about the Naked Ladies. I don't think I have ever seen that variety of lillies before. What a fantastic time for them to be blooming but in the heat of the summer when most everything looks so stressed.


Lyn said...

I don't know these flowers-maybe they are called something different in the UK?
Thankyou for the lovely comment on my blog.

jayayceeblog said...

Aren't they soft and delicate looking? Love the nudist camp title!

Lottie said...

Martha, do you know where they come from? I've never planted any and several have just come up late in summer these last few years.