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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Red, Yellow. Orange, White, Pink Lilies An Explosion of color at BRG Mississauga

The BRG lily garden is exploding with color -- red, white, orange, pale yellow and neon yellow, pink and pink with white -- and is a must-see garden in the Port Credit area of Mississauga.

Yellow and Orange Lilies

To see the larger view of any of the pictures on this blog, click on the image, then click the Back button to return to this page. Not my idea, but that's how blogger works :-)

Asiatic Snow Crystal White Lily; Red Lily (Lilium Monte Negro)

Asiatic Lilies Snow Crystal (white) and Monte Negro (red) bring to mind poinsettias! But a lot showier!

Red-orange Lilies

Denia Pixie Asiatic Pink Lily - Wide Shot

Denia pixie is an Asiatic lily with evenly pink blooms, yellow stamen.

Lollypop Asiatic Lily --Pink Lily

The honey bees were absolutely loving this pink lily -- Asiatic lily Lollypop. (See picture below.)

Honey Bee in Lollypop Lily

Here's a close up of the bee in the Lollypop lily blossom.

Hot Orange Lilies - Gold Dwarf lilium asiatic

Q: How gorgeous are these flowers? A: Very! A visitor to the lily garden asked how we managed to get these lilies to bloom so lavishly. Was it a special type of lily? Did we use a special fertilizer? The lilies in her home garden were not blooming at all. While I couldn't give her an absolute answer, I did ask her if they were in a sunny location, and to check the variety, as maybe they were later bloomers. (Para, where are you when I need you ?)

Neon Yellow Lilies : Connecticut King

We think that these lilies -- just this side of neon yellow -- are Connecticut King, an Asiatic lily. In the bright sun, they are stunning!

Lemon Yellow Lily

These yellow lilies are a cooler shade, an icy yellow. A nice counterpoint to the more vibrant shades. All in all, a promising premiere of the newest garden at BRG.

Not all lilies have been identified, but as names become known, this page will be updated.