In a Vase on Monday – Lillies and Tuberose

My lillies are all flowering. I grew them from the seed of a lily that popped up in a plant from a nursery so I’m not sure what they are. They have a light scent, unlike the single Tuberose which has such a strong perfume.

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I haven’t grown Tuberose before – it’s growing in rich compost with enough water and sun so has had an easy time.

tuberroseastrantia cut flowers

I finally have Astrantia this year, although it’s quite small, and the variegated ones quickly became un-variagated; it’s probably too shady where I have them.

Also in the vase There are more of the Gladiolus callianthus, a Belladonna Lily, Hydrangeas, Dahlias, Hebes, Jasmine, Trachelospermum jasminoides, Salvia ‘Indigo Spires’ and Scented Pelargonium leaves.

Cathy at Rambling in the Garden hosts this meme and and also had the help of the wind in rearranging her flowers this week. Here we are experiencing a bit of turbulence this week as an offshoot of some tropical storms which have luckily largely missed us.

 

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24 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday – Lillies and Tuberose

    1. Thank you 🙂 I have really been enjoying the lillies in the garden. I thought they might be regal lillies but I like them better, they are more green and white than the regal which have a little purple – pink tinge. I like the Tuberose. It’s a bit like a Gardenia in how waxy and scented it is.

    1. The Tuberose is a strong sweet scent which really carries. It doesn’t have any memories for me (yet), so I don’t love it the way I love the scent of many other flowers, but perhaps that will come.

  1. Lovely as usual. I wish I could walk among your flowers. We have ice today.
    My Tuberose from last year was spindly, but smelled divine. Yours looks so healthy.
    I actually think one is trying to come up in a pot in my library. I plan on posting a photo, if this is the case.
    Always a pleasure to see your post.

    1. Ice is beautiful but nicer if you can stay home. My weeds are growing as strongly as my flowers so walking among them tends to be slow, however it’s better every year.

  2. Lilies from seed – wow! And I don’t think I have come across tuberose before although I believe they are used in perfumes because of their fragrance. You must be in smelly heaven experiencing your vase for real, Cath! I do hope your astrantia continues to thrive – once I allow myself to buy plants again I want to build up the number I have as they are so dependable here.

    1. These lillies were very easy from seed, they came up like grass in the flat. I think I need to move the Astrantia. I love it but I don’t think it’s happy.

  3. My mother and I used to grow tuberoses, they had to be taken up (due to frost) and replanted. Eventually I forgot to do it and found the bulbs years later. Too late! I should try some here in Florida though, we are frost free!

    Your vase is a lovely, voluptuous tribute to summer. Wonderful. I wish I could smell it!

    1. Hmm, I had better check whether I am supposed to dig them up, since we do get frosts. Somehow it seems to me that they would suit Florida well – exotic and scented on warm summer nights.

  4. Tuberose us one if those old -fashioned garden plants due for a revival like dahlia and chysanthemum. It is lovely to see your late summer vase as we wait impatiently for Spring to arrive.

    1. I didn’t know that Tuberose was an old fashioned plant. I would certainly love to see more chrysanthemums available to buy here – they would be coming into bud now as Autumn is starting to announce itself here. I’m busy making tomato sauce and drying tomatoes and plums and generally starting to get ready for winter.

    1. This has been such an amazing summer here with regular rain. I will see what happens next year if we go back to the dryer weather. We don’t normally get hot dry winds where we are though, wind brings coolness.

  5. You have photographed your flowers in the way I look at flowers…capturing intricate detail, colour and form. How wonderful to be able to view summer flowers whilst we in the northern hemisphere are being frozen!

    1. Thank you Noelle, I’m enjoying seeing the Daffodils and Snow Drops and Crocus starting to appear for you. Something to look forward to – I must get on with ordering some bulbs.

  6. I love being regaled with southern hemisphere summer flowers. The lilies are wonderful with the hydrangeas, Cath. And I love the scent of tuberose, they were in my wedding bouquet. I finally bought Astrantia last year but in the heat and drought I forgot about it being new and didn’t succeed in watering it enough, so lost it.;-( Your white one looks like it could fit in a wedding bouquet.

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