The flower bud is on a lily bulblet that I have been growing for years and its finally going to flower. I pinched six bulblets from the mother plant which is pictured below (note to self/ photo taken in 2005, thats right 7 years in the making). I have two others that have survived, just leafy stems about six inches tall. It has been worth every year waiting. I will post a picture when the flower opens in the next couple days.
This mother plant was about six foot tall and just covered with flowers and buds. A beautiful coppery orange with deep purple freckles. The flowers just sparkled in the sun like they were covered with iridescent glitter.
Beech Street Gardens is located in a USDA zone 8b, at an elevation of 253 ft./ latitude 45.54983/ longitude 122.603747 in NE Portland, Oregon which is located in the Willamette Valley of the Great Pacific Northwest. My partner Will and I purchased our 1,100 sq. ft. bungalow home that the gardens are based around in the summer of 1990. When the gardens first started there was lawn (2 1/2+ hours of edging and mowing) and a couple of flower beds. Today there is a very small lawn (15 mins. top to edge and mow) and small minor gardens within three major gardens consisting of trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs. These gardens are based on drought tolerant plants, very close to a Mediterranean style. Plants receive most of their water during the fall, winter, spring months from the rains and with very little help from me during the summer.
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Beech Street Gardens is an organic garden and certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation
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