Lilies and 'Laddin's Lamp

By Sharon
July 8, 2015

They are the ancestors of all the lovely hybrids that we enjoy in our gardens today, those wild lilies that grow freely in different parts of the world. They have different faces, different names in other places, but I was the lucky one. The beautiful Turk's Cap Lily grew wild and wonderful in the Southern Appalachian mountains of Southeast Kentucky where I grew up.

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Jul 11, 2015 8:46 AM CST
Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
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Thank you for sharing this wonderful magical story! I love these lilies, and boy, do I love the mountains. What a blessed childhood you must have had! My dream home now would be a log cabin built exactly where you describe, a lot with a mountain stream right in the back yard. To make the dream perfect, include a waterfall of any size, small, medium it large, I'd be in Heaven. The Smoky Mountains is my favorite place to go! I simply cannot imagine waking to this every day!
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Jul 11, 2015 10:59 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Donna, I think we're both homesick for the mountains. You live about as far west of them as I do. And we share the same dream! We didn't have a very big waterfall, but there were places where rocks were big enough that I could pretend. Those places trickled the most beautiful music, too. Gentle splashes. I loved every minute of it. Thanks for sharing your dream!
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Sep 5, 2015 8:42 AM CST
Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
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Sharon, I think you are right. I'm always homesick for the mountains. I'dove to live there. They are so peaceful and lovely. And I love the sound of the rubbing water. We are going next month. I can hardly wait!
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Sep 5, 2015 9:18 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Those mountains just lodge themselves in our souls and live there forever, don't they, Donna. I won't even tell you to have a good time because just being there will be enough, But enjoy your trip! Lucky you. Smiling
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Sep 12, 2015 6:25 PM CST
Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
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Thank you Sharon! You already know I will, don't you? It won't be long now! Just about 5-6 weeks!!!
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