Friday, May 15, 2015

A GIFT OF FUTURE FLOWERS

One of our regular readers and special friend of the blog, the one that shared pictures of her beautiful iris garden a while back, sent two special packages to us in the mail.

Candy Lily Seeds
One was a large envelope full of seeds...seeds of the Candy Lily plant!  She was even so thoughtful as to add some screen prints from a website about the plant and how to care for it, etc.  We love the disclaimer on the outside of the package...'they may or may not bloom the first year'.  

Oh, how I know that all too well, LOL!  

The second package was a large box full of carefully wrapped divisions of the orange day lily plant.  Roots, leaves, and ready to go in the ground.  Again, a helpful printout of the details of the plant, how to grow it, care for it, etc.


Orange Day Lilly
A HUGE thank you to her, it's much appreciated and they will go into the soil at the farm very soon!  Being perennials, if they make it and grow and multiply, we'll always smile and think of her when we see them!

31 comments:

Galestorm said...

That is such a lovely and thoughtful gift. You have a lot of nice blogger friends!

Texan said...

Best presents are plants and seeds! :O)

Gail said...

I've named all my plants after the ones who shared them with me. This is the best way to receive flowers.

Gail said...

If you email me an address, I will happily share some plants and seeds.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

what a great gift!

Elephant's Child said...

What a wonderful, wonderful gift. Which will keep on giving.

FionaG said...

There are so many thoughtful people out there. I think it is a testament to you, it shows what people think of you.

Texas Rose said...

These pass-along plants are such a thoughtful and generous gift!

DFW said...

That's so nice of her to pass along those plants that she loves. I'm sure you will take special care of them.

Paula said...

Now that is an awesome and very kind gift. Whoever she is , she's a very generous person for sure.

Anke said...

That's a wonderful and thoughtful gift! The candy lily looks beautiful! I also wanted to let you know the apron arrived today, thank you so very much! I gave you a shout out on the blog, too. :-)
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Paula said...

The Candy Lily that is showing in the picture looks very much like what we call Blackberry Lily. It's really not a lily at all but the seed cluster looks just like a ripe blackberry without the chiggers. The bloom is small but there are usually several on a stem.

Anonymous said...

How sweet! But then again, you're a pretty awesome person from what I can tell when I read your posts so you are deserving of it. Janie

Sandy said...

1st Man,

A nice gift to plant on the farm.

steakandeggs said...

What a thought gift and one that keeps giving year after year.

1st Man said...

We do and hope you know you are included in that! We love our blog friends!!

1st Man said...

Ten years ago I would have thought "seeds? plants?" and now I LOVE it, ha.

1st Man said...

I love that idea. I will remember that for sure!! Thank you!

1st Man said...

DONE! ;-)

1st Man said...

Thanks, we have some great blog friends who've sent us some great stuff. I recall some recent maple products..... ;-)

1st Man said...

I like that, definitely will keep on giving.

1st Man said...

Aww, you make me blush. Thank you for that. Some pretty awesome people around the world too. ;-)

1st Man said...

pass-along plants, what a great way to describe it.

1st Man said...

Absolutely, and I just hope the 'ground' likes them too, ha.

1st Man said...

She is definitely.

1st Man said...

YAY! Thank you and I'm glad you enjoy it and hope you'll use it often. Thanks for the kind words!!!

1st Man said...

What, i will have to google that, thanks!! Chiggers...I remember my mom go into some chiggers once and scratched for days...

1st Man said...

Well aren't you kind! Thanks for that. Not sure I'm deserving, we're all deserving, but I am appreciative for sure. ;-)

1st Man said...

Definitely, I want to find just the right spot for them. Hope you are staying safe in the weather!!

1st Man said...

Yep and one that after a couple of years, I could probably divide and pass along too!

Colleen said...

They sure will be adding wonderful color to your farm.
Nice thing about them Candy Lily seeds is that they do reseed so over the years you will have quite the beautiful standing of Lilies.
The Ditch Lilies will multiply by runners. Both great plants for naturalizing