The Red Flavours (Lilium lancifolium ‘Red Flavour‘) are blooming beautifully.
The dryness has made the red in them even darker this year.
They are very hardy and do not mind the cold winters or dry summers.
The late lilies are starting to bloom.
The Red Flavour has done well up here in the north and bloomed faithfully over the years.
This year I am experimenting a new color and hopefully it will do as well as the red.
It has taken years but now I have lilies in each and every flowerbed that can survive the harsh coldness.
As long as I can remember my grandmother has always had tiger lilies. Orange ones under the window. Those lilies must have been there more than 60 years. In the same spot and blooming each year.
She is now long gone but still some of the lilies grow each year reminding me of her and all the summers I spent in the farm as a child.
So many good memories. So many happy summers.
When I saw a red variant of the lily, Red Flavour, I simply had to have it. Just to continue the tradition but also to add a flavour of my own to it.
Now the red ones are blooming for the first time. Hope that they bring joy to someone when I am long gone.
PS. Bought the Red Flavours from http://www.viherpeukalot.fi.