Lilies forum: Lily related Christmas presents?

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Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Nhra_20
Dec 25, 2017 11:07 AM CST
Thought this was a pretty awesome gift!
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This one was from my 5 year old niece
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Dec 25, 2017 12:59 PM CST

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I would say that those are two of the most thoughtful gifts a lily lover could get. Lucky you!
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Dec 25, 2017 2:45 PM CST

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What a sweet little tike giving you a meaningful, one of a kind gift. Those are the type of gifts I love best.
Tracey
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN, USA zon
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Leftwood
Dec 25, 2017 3:56 PM CST
That's simply fantastic, Dave! Few gifts can actually mean that much, in so many ways. And you and your wife are raising a good, thoughtful kid, too!
Name: della
hobart, tasmania
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dellac
Dec 26, 2017 7:11 PM CST
I'd say you were a lucky guy, Dave, but I doubt luck has much to do with it. You've created lots of good. Smiling

(Still waiting for that copy of the bulletin to land too!)
Name: della
hobart, tasmania
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dellac
Dec 26, 2017 7:28 PM CST
Oh, almost forgot! I didn't receive anything lily-related ...except for hundreds of lily blooms of course, many grown from seed shared with me by folk here and around the world... Whistling Yay! Can't beat the southern hemisphere! Sticking tongue out And generous lily growers. Smiling

But, umm.. oh yes, inspired by Rick's creations I did make my own calendar this year to give to others as a gift, and February was a lily:

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Aiming for 12 months of lilium next year! Big Grin

Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN, USA zon
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Hybridizer
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Leftwood
Dec 26, 2017 8:04 PM CST
Miss February has an interesting twist on stamen trajectory..... Thumbs up
Name: della
hobart, tasmania
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dellac
Dec 26, 2017 10:25 PM CST
Yes... Miss Februay is a seedling otherwise known to me as Miss "Kinky". Blinking
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Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Region: Wisconsin Peonies Bulbs Seed Starter Pollen collector Plant and/or Seed Trader
Hybridizer Daylilies Garden Photography Dog Lover Lilies Irises
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Nhra_20
Dec 27, 2017 8:59 AM CST
I like the idea of a lily calender for all 12 months!
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN, USA zon
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Hybridizer
Seed Starter Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Leftwood
Dec 27, 2017 3:28 PM CST
Maybe like this....
https://garden.org/thread/view...
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN, USA zon
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Hybridizer
Seed Starter Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Leftwood
Dec 27, 2017 3:44 PM CST
Getting back to the first gifts of this thread, it's always the unexpected and creatively original ones that are best.

They reminded me of a gift I receive about 25 years ago from an old mentor (Lew), now long deceased. It still hangs on my wall, so I never forget her.

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I was tickled pink when I showed her what I had written (in long-hand) and she asked me for a copy. This was back when computers were not such a common thing to have and I had no idea that she was planning to have her daughter print it up all nice looking.
Name: della
hobart, tasmania
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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dellac
Dec 27, 2017 4:00 PM CST
What a beautiful gift and sublime piece of writing!

Leftwood said:Maybe like this....
https://garden.org/thread/view...


That's the one. A good idea is always worth stealing! nodding

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