Double day lily - from a neighbors yard. Colors are not edited but I cropped all of these photos to bring the Flower to our complete attention. Double (or triple?) day lily - taken April 2005, Nova Friburgo - lining the entrance of a local Pousada. The photo has been cropped but not edited. Many of our flowers bloom in late fall (April/May). During the summer (December - March) there is too much rain and clouds which makes for a lot of growth and a lot of green but no flowers. It takes the sunshine of fall and winter to bring out the flowers in both the garden and in the forest's trees.
Friday, January 09, 2009
I promised you flowers
Single lilies line the lower walkway at the house in Friburgo (Muri-Condominium Stucky) We have never bought any of these lilies, Manuel, our 'jardineiro', trades with other gardeners for bulbs and cuttings and also from time to time brings flowers from the forest. We don't talk about that though because for some of them it may be illegal to take them from the forest.