Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Today's New Blossom

Lilium humboldtii
Click on photo to enlarge - © 2007 jim otterstrom

The first of our Humboldt Lilies bloomed this morning just in time for the Big Bear Xeriscape Garden Tour on Saturday.

Lilium humboldtii is native to these San Bernardino Mountains and is on the Forest Service 'watch list'.

We have several of these growing at Earth Home Garden. The original plant grew from a bulb we dug up in a friends native-plant garden and the rest have come up from seed.

The photo was taken at 3:07 this afternoon with our Canon S2IS digital camera.

Foliage setting/Macro mode/ f 2.7 at 1/60th second.

Slightly cropped, otherwise unaltered.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim - That is a lovely lily. How sad that it's on the "watch" list. I hope it survives in the wild. I enjoyed the photo and hope life is going well there on the other side of the U.S. of A.! Kathy in Kentucky

4:05 PM  
Blogger Eric Valentine said...

A beautiful picture Jim, such an unusual sight in my part of the world, for sure.

8:09 PM  
Blogger grannyfiddler said...

we have a beautiful wild lily here in northern alberta... we just call her 'tiger lily' around here... i did manage to move one once, but she didn't last more than a couple of years, and have never managed to get seeds to grow. you've inspired me to keep trying... thanks for that.

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such striking colors, It would be sad if it were gone. I couldn't get enough of your photos Jim, I kept going back and forth over them!

9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi need info on how to start humbolt lilys from seed . thx lonnie

4:08 PM  

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