Lilies forum: Wanda

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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Plant Identifier
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Leftwood
Mar 29, 2011 8:59 AM CST
When I was twelve, Harvey, a member of the North star Lily Society, gave me a small box of miscellaneous stem bulblets that he had gathered when cleaning up his lily beds. He was a Louisiana Cajun transplant living here in Minnesota, and I loved to listen to him talk. He had the quintessential Cajun accent, but spoke fluent Minnesotan, and now and then, mixed in colorful "Louisiana" phrases. Even then, I knew his first language was French, but those expressions certainly were not!
Back to the bulblets, they were my first introduction to lilies. Of course, none were identifiable, but when you're twelve, who cares?

I had a dream last night, and one of Harvey's lilies was part of it. I was talking with an older gentlemen in the Society, and the conversation led to me describing one of Harvey's lilies in detail. The man replied quite matter of factly that that unnamed lily in my garden was 'Waldorf.'

When I awoke, I went straight to my pc, and looked up ""waldorf" in the Online Lily Registry. Okay, I know this seems like I'm gone off the edge, but strange things like this have panned out for me before, so why not indulge my psyche? .....Alas, "Waldorf" was not there. So I paged everything with "Wal." Not there either.

So right about now you're thinking: what does all this have to do with Wanda?

Well, as I went through everything with "Wal": Wahlula, Wallstreet, Walter, Waltztime.... the next in line was Wanda. I wondered if Wanda knew there was a lily with her name on it, and didn't want her to miss this thread. Smiling So, I titled it "Wanda."

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P.S. Harvey also gave me a very special, more mature bulb of Lilium michiganense. The local Lily Society had rescued a wild population before road construction near where we lived. Of all the types that eventually flowered from that box of bulbs, Lilium michiganense was my favorite, by far.


Wandasflowers
Apr 25, 2011 9:33 AM CST
I'm not on Cubits much, but Moby said to check out this thread.

Is it really ugly like me? My lilies are waking up. Don't you just love spring?

Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Plant Identifier
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Leftwood
Apr 25, 2011 6:00 PM CST
Uhhh . . . . dunt know.

But if you're ugly, than someone hijacked your avatar!
Lincoln, NE
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Miniature Gardening Butterflies
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Moby
Apr 25, 2011 11:20 PM CST
Nope, that's her! Big Grin
Where are we going, and why am I in this hand-basket?
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
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PollyK
Apr 26, 2011 6:43 AM CST

Gone But Not Forgotten

Hi Wanda! Nice to see you here. C'mon over and look at the pictures when the lilies are blooming. We have some fantastic photographers, that happen to have fantastic lilies here.

I have some baby irises getting ready to bloom soon compliments Ms. Wanda many years ago.

Wandasflowers
May 4, 2011 1:30 PM CST
My iris are thinking about blooming. My Lilies escaped the frost. Martagons are 20-30 inches tall, Pink Perfection Trumpet is 3 foot tall. Might be an interesting year....
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
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gwhizz
May 5, 2011 7:34 PM CST
we have a 'glenbrook' bred lilium here,called'Wanda's Green',.,.seeds were in the NALS list
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Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
May 10, 2011 2:57 PM CST
Wanda, when is your Iris open house??? Several of my lilies in that east pasture bed got toasted by the cold the other night.... I need to get more overhead protection out there.

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