Sunday, June 09, 2013

The Red Show



I have been so busy that I almost missed the blooming of these lilies. Every year their fiery red show catches my eye beside the driveway and this year they seem to have arrived and are beginning their departure toute suite.  So sad!  Well tiger lilies are soon behind, so maybe I will be able to enjoy those.

We have something new blooming in the yard this year and we are pretty excited as we have been waiting for years for it put on a show.   See if you know what it is...




First it starts modestly giving me just a peek.



This looks like a fruit but it is not.  It is the bud.



Here the bud is just breaking open in our two days of heavy rain.



First to be seen is the center stamens...notice the abundance of little fertilizers.  That is important in identifying this plant.



Then comes the petals sliding out beside all those yellow stamens.  The flower petals are very delicate and within a few days begin to fall littering the ground below with red fairy wings.  Have you guessed it?  Last year we got three blossoms and no fruit.  This year we have over a hundred blossoms...so surely we will get some fruit?  Stay tuned for the fruit, for then you will know!

18 comments:

Brian Miller said...

wow what a tranformation...love the perspective of that first shot too....they become so elegant...

Celia said...

Glorious, but I have no idea what this is. Fruit too!?

joeh said...

I Tried Google Image...Pomegranate?

ellen abbott said...

Pomegranate!

Angie said...

Those lilies are breathtaking!! And so is whatever the other blooms are :D. I think I need one of whatever(?) it is. :D

messymimi said...

Beautiful, all of it, whatever they are -- i'm horrible at identifying plants and trees, although i do enjoy looking at them.

Red said...

Amazing post to show the development of the flower.

Peruby said...

Love the lilies! My orange ones will be out soon.

The fruit? No idea but damn if my mouth wasn't watering by the time I was finished reading and looking at the pictures. LOL!

Dave King said...

Wow, but not a clue! Almost missing the blooming of the lilies could almost be a new definition of busy! Lovely post.

Mage said...

Nope, you are right. I don't know. They are fascinating things tho.

Can you slow down yet?

SueAnn Lommler said...

Wow! Fabulous!
Your photos are amazing
Hugs
SueAnn

Jenny Woolf said...

I had never even wondered what a pomegranite plant looked like - shame on me. But now I know :)

Bob Bushell said...

All are brilliant red, cheers Tabor.

Granny Annie said...

I don't have a clue but love all the red. I will go with those who say pomegranate.

Rachel Cotterill said...

Gorgeous lillies. After everyone else's guesses I went to google pomegranate flowers - I've seen the fruits on trees in Turkey, but never been there at the right time for the flowers. Gorgeous.

Kay said...

Such gorgeous red flowers. Your photos are spectacular! I could swear I saw that flower all over China. It looks like the pomegranate. I tried to get a good photo, but couldn't. Yours is fabulous!

Kat said...

Wow! The color is amazing. Those lilies are just gorgeous. And the fruit flowers are beautiful!

Reena Walkling said...

If the fruit is half as gorgeous and delicious as these blooms, then wowza!