Who Says Lilies Are Short Plants?

Betsy and the lilies.  Fairfield Glade, Tennessee.  June 14, 2009.

Betsy and the lilies. Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. June 14, 2009.

As most of you know, Betsy and I grow roses, but we also have lilies as well.  As you can see in the picture above, the lilies are now in bloom.  I couldn’t resist getting this picture of Betsy looking up at one of them.

I must admit that I cheated just a little with this picture.  The lily is in a raised flower bed and Betsy is on a walkway beside the flower bed.  The lily plant is really only about five feet tall.  But if you look in the upper right-hand corner you’ll see part of a lily that is even taller.  The white lily is just under six feet tall.

But regardless of the height of the lilies we think they both look good and have a wonderful fragrance.

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15 Responses to “Who Says Lilies Are Short Plants?”

  1. Kathy Says:

    LOL George that Lily plant is the same height as me. When I was out at the Tulsa Rose Garden a few weeks ago I had a hard time taking pictures of some of the roses because they were so tall. Betsy and the lilies are very pretty. 😉

  2. JennJilks Says:

    If only you could convey the fragrance! I understand.
    Fun shot.

  3. Happyone Says:

    They are so pretty and even though not at tall as they look at first glance, they are still TALL!

  4. Suz Says:

    That is such a great photo!!! Such cuties, the lillies and Betsy.

  5. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: Sure, get Betsy the giant to stand by the plant to make it look big, just kidding. That is one big lily, did you test it for steroids?

  6. Mary Says:

    Great shot! Betsy must be a wee little thing….just kidding. I’m short, but I don’t think I’ve ever look upward at a lily…but you might have some that I would.

  7. Antigoni Says:

    Congratulations for the beautiful garden. Betsy fits perfectly in the garden. She is as beautiful as your lilies. She is the prettiest flower in your garden.

  8. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    These lilies are beautiful.We hacve some fairly tall ones as well.

  9. ChrisC Says:

    Wow!You had me fooled.

  10. Susie Says:

    My neighbor has a couple of lilies that are almost this tall. Amazing!

  11. Tricia Says:

    Oh Oh! Very nice! They’re so very pretty – including Betsy! You’re so sweet!

  12. Rose Says:

    I did not know they would grow that tall!

  13. LEEDRA Says:

    Not sure if Betsy looks shorter, or the lily looks tall. Actually Betsy is taller than I had her pictured. Maybe it is just because you make her appear to be short.

  14. Tina Says:

    These ARE some tall lilies! Miracle Grow or is Betsy really kneeling? Just joking.
    I think it is very nice that you both love to grow flowers..my hubby will help me plant them but the weeding, feeding, pampering is all mine! 😉

  15. Happily Retired Gal Says:

    WOW! I had no idea Lilies could grow so tall ;–)
    Hugs and blessings,

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