Sunday, November 9, 2008

Today's Flowers # 14

My friends Luiz, Denise and Pupo run the Today's Flowers Meme, check it out. Come and join with your flower photos. Sunday at 7GMT is the post time.

I have received an award from these great people at Today's Flowers. I am so happy to have received the award from these really neat people whom I consider my friends. It is Sunflower Award 2008 for my dedication and the faithful participation in Today's Flowers. I am honored to post it today.

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Today as my flower I share with you my bed of Calla Lilies (Zantedeschia). The bed is about 10 foot by 3 foot in size at the rear corner of my house. I mulch the bed with leaves in the winter and the bulbs will winter over even in our cold environment. I remove the mulch when spring arrives and the plants send up shoots when it reaches a suitable temperature. This area near the house receives no frost so all I worry about is a late freeze.

The plants bloom beautifully. I have both White and Pink Calla Lilies.
The White Calla Lillie have a sharp all green leaf and the Pink Callie Lilies have a variegated white and green wide arrow shaped leaf to add color to the bed.
I love the shape of the flower and the sutler pink of the flower.
Here is a white bloom and you can see the shade of green on the bottom frnt of the bloom. I enjoy seeing the bugs help with the pollinating so I share a little bug on the white bloom.

Calla Lilies are a symbol of love, I feel because of the way the flower envelopes itself.

62 comments:

Meire said...

Beautiful Cale!

Meire

Sandradb said...

That's really extraordinary set of Calla flowers. Bye and greetings from Croatia.

dot said...

Nice post! I like love callas but have never tried growing them.

RuneE said...

Congratulations with the reward - well deserved as far as I can see. Th two last pictures were right down my alley.

ChrissyM said...

Very pretty flowers.

Leora said...

Elegant flowers. Looks like flowers one would like in a bridal bouquet.

Congrats on the award!

mirage2g said...

Wow you have lots of them, the closest I can have of a calla lily is a painting or a plastic one =D

Congrats on your award!

coca cutie said...

I didnt knew that they were the symbol of love!
Great post and information, Thank you :)

Denise said...

Calla Lilies were my Mother's favorite flower. Your series of photos show them very well. They are so healthy looking and totally beautiful, you can see that they have received a lot of TLC.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Callas are among my favorite flowers. These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your photos.

ellen b said...

How nice that you have a good number of them growing together. I love the varigated leaves. Very cool.

just say these words said...

Fishing guy, it's beautiful! How perky and robust your lilies are!

Mine seem to droop. I've given up on bulby plants.

Darla said...

A well deserved award!! I too have Calla Lilies. They look like glass to me so beautiful. Great post.

Paz said...

this is beautiful. worth the work you put into growing them.

congrats on your award!

paz

david mcmahon said...

Great spot for them, protected from the frost.

tipper said...

I love calla lilies-and yours are lovely!

Melissa said...

Calla flowers brings elegance and beauty. I love it. Such a wonderful entry...thank u for sharing...

Jack and Joann said...

Nice post, FG. We have had company so haven't had much time to comment on anyone's blog. I love calla lilies. I want to grow some next year.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Congratulations!!!!!
And your Calla Lilies are amazing!
Absolutely beautiful!

Arija said...

Canna lilies are so satisfying, all they need is a bit of water.
I planted some on our dam overflow. In good years they are magnificent, in dry years they still manage to flower.

msdewberry said...

Calla Lilies are one of my favorite flowers. Yours are beautiful!!

walk2write said...

What beautiful lilies you grow! They do seem to represent the secret of love: keeping the best of it quietly enfolded but yielding to the one true, worthy admirer. Must be why the callas are favored in bridal bouquets.

kjpweb said...

Gorgeous images! Well done, Tom!
Cheers, Klaus

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Oh my Friend Fishing,

I'm very happy for your support, Fishing!
We are honored for your participation in all version of TODAY'S FLOWERS, always posting your flowers!
You are our real friend!

Best

Luiz

Carletta said...

Thanks for the info on how you take care of them Fishing Guy. They certainly were very lovely.

Denise BC said...

Hi Fishing.
A splendor of your bed Calla Lillie, are truly elegant flowers
we appreciate your participation.
hugs,
Denise, Pupo & Santilli - Team TF

dulce said...

They are beautiful. I love them in white!

Neal said...

Those are beautiful!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh i love calla Lilies, they don't do all that well here but have had them. But then i don't have a green thumb either.

Kerslyn said...

beautiful! I always wonder what a Calla Lily plant looks like because I only see the cut flowers. Thanks for sharing!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

That is an elegant flower. And all the better because of the work and vigilance that goes into seeing them come to fruition.

Olga said...

That's quite a garden!

T and S said...

Beautiful series, the last one where you have included the small beetle is just amazing...Thomas

T and S said...

Oops, congratulations on the sunflower award. You deserve it...Thomas

Pietro said...

I enjoy this series of flowers pictures! Do you like gladiolus?

Mckay K said...

Beautiful Calla Lilies. I love this flower. They are so majestic. I have them, but they have never bloomed as pretty as yours have. I need to read some more.

Congratulations on the "Sun Flower Award".

Reader Wil said...

Wonderful collection of these delicate and pure flowers.

Marcos Santos said...

Hello Fish

I really enjoyed that. These are of an austere beauty, simple.

Very good!

That picture of my blog (focus & focus)...
I shot with the camera in "manual". Really in "automatic", this does not out-focus

Philip said...

Great flower shots those Calla's look beautiful thanks for sharing !!

Shellmo said...

They are such lovely - perfect looking flowers!

Day4plus said...

I like the Calla Lilies too. It seems the pale pink ones are the only ones that come back out this way. I have a few and they always surprise me because they come up so late. MB

Mo said...

A beautiful bed of calla lillies.

The Birdlady said...

John, you're a man of many talents! The lilies are gorgeous.

Texas Travelers said...

Nice Callas. Great photos.
Congrats on the Award.

Thanks for the visit,
Troy

PS: You are right on the comment. Even in person, some of the scenery does look surreal.

PixieKatten said...

Love your photos. Lillies are my favourite flowers in the whole wide world so I got a hug smile on my face after readin your post! :o)

david santos said...

Well, well, well!
Nice card! Pretty flower and prety colors!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!
Have a nice week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MedaM said...

I’ve never seen Calla Lilies growing in the garden but only in the flower pot so your wonderful photos are even more interesting to me for that reason. The flowers are really beautiful; so charming and elegant!
Congratulation on your award, you really deserved it.

nonizamboni said...

Ohio must be a wonderful place to grow callas. They are my absolute favorite flower--I'd wanted to have them in my wedding bouquet but couldn't quite swing the cost.
Your photos really do them justice too.
Happy Week!

Cris said...

These make beautiful wedding arrangements!

Tina said...

Beautiful callas. One of my very favorite flowers to buy in the spring. Congrats on all your awards.
You have my vote!! :)

Kahshe Cottager said...

Oh, I wish I could get these to grow here but I just don't have the right conditions. These look beautiful and I'll bet they are quite showy when they are all in bloom.

Aisha said...

Calla Lillies are always beautiful. Glad you came by my blog!

arleena said...

Those are elegant flowers. White callas beautiful.

marLou said...

Calla lillies always remind me of Katherine Hepburn. Must have been one of her movies. Such a classic beauty.

Rosamaria said...

First of all thanks for your visit.

Than, I became very happy to find a couple with 45 years of marriage, just like me. It's not very common.

And yours Calla Lilies are wonderful!
Congratulations!

napaboaniya said...

Calla Lilies are beautiful and I've always loved their flowers and long green stems. Simply bound them together with a ribbon makes it elegant :)

2sweetnsaxy said...

I love calla lillies and they always remind me of Easter. I had to get rid of some of mine and that was no easy task. The bulbs had baby bulbs and I couldn't get them all. They still pop up. :-)

Congrats on the award!

Misty Dawn said...

They are absolutely beautiful!

Jama said...

They are indeed so pretty!

The Tile Lady said...

Oooh, beautiful calla lilies! I would love to grow some!
Marie

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Philippine flowers said...

Lovely! I love calla lilies. It's beauty was so simple. Anyway, thanks for sharing this post. Keep posting!


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