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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Not a gardener...

..am I.  I don't even play one on the tele.  Those green thumbs and grass stained knees have never thrilled me as it does many others.  I don't mind gardening but it often feels too much like yard work than something lovely and soothing.  I might enjoy it better if I was the least bit successful at it...well, maybe.

Here's my recent dilemma. 


These are growing all over the place.  Never planted them, don't know what they are but at the moment they are the only blooming thing in the yard!  Some of them have even planted themselves in empty hose containers and old bins. (not that I have any of that stuff hanging around my yard.)

and so, my bloggy garden guru friends, can you tell me what this is?  And do I have to spend the day tomorrow pulling them out??

Please don't tell me that it some noxious weed that will cause all kinds of mayhem if it isn't removed!  Thanks ya'll.

17 comments:

  1. It looks like a yellow cali lily and the only reason I say this is because Cali Lilies are my favorite flower...but only the creamy ones.
    Whatever it is....it's beautiful!!

    bunny

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  2. They are calla lilies and I would just about kill to be able to grow them here. I can grow them but they will rarely make it through our Oklahoma winters. I'm envious! They come in several colors, from deep purples to creamy whites and are often used in flower arrangements. That yellow color is gorgeous. Don't pull them up!!! Enjoy them.

    Helen

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  3. It looks like a Florex Gold calla. You are so lucky to live in a part or the world that does your gardening for you! But of course there are always weeds and I guess this calla would qualify if you don't want it in your garden.

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  4. I love when plants grow themselves, because I am terrible at keeping them alive, too, Jojo.
    And I was going to guess Calla Lilly, which your friends have verified.
    You are very blessed, I think. :)

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  5. Calla Lily...we pay big bucks to get those here;)

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  6. You ARE a gardener!!! Those are beautiful!!! I love the yellow color! Wish I could grow them!!

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  7. I'm not a gardener either. Can't seem to grow anything but weeds. Those are a beautiful accident!

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  8. Yep, that's a yellow Calla Lily! I never look a gift horse in the mouth. If a flower decides to grow in my yard, it get's to stay. It deserves to be there. Unless it happens to be morning glories. I will whack those down with no mercy. Perhaps you are a gardener. Part of the 'magic' of a good gardener is to discern what grows well in a given spot. You're partway there!

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  9. It is a pretty flower. I am not a gardener either. Good luck with the flower.

    Heather

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  10. I think my little Cali Lily drowned, I planted it and never saw it past that season...I'd leave them be, and enjoy the flowers! I have a huge amount of yellow poppies, my four year old Granddaughter loooves popping the seed pods open, and she sprinkles them everywhere...she's been doing it for 2 years, how'd she know? I'd be happy to mail you a baggy of seeds, they'd be in full bloom by the time little Maude is running around Grandma's, and then you too, could have a bazillion little yellow flowers everywhere!:) Is it true summers over? I think I missed it! Hugs, Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

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  11. I have no clue, but they sure are pretty!

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  12. yep- Callas. now I know where all mine went that I planted so lovingly here...hitchhiked from Texas to the Pacific Northeast, they did...

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  13. I suppose by now, you know that it is calla lilies. I had some here, but the harsh winter killed them. I was supposed to dig them up and bring the bulbs in ..... forgot and they were killed. They are lovely!

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  14. How serendipitous! To have beautiful flowers like this appear without intent or effort seems a good omen to me, jojo!

    Enjoy them and the good fortune they bring.

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  15. Yes, Callas Ok! But how are they getting there? A mysterious 'planter' roaming the Northwest!! Hey, send 'him/her' to the Northeast!

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  16. I can't grow a darned thing outside-except a corn stalk that came up under the bird feeder.

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  17. although I am not a fan of yellow in my garden, I would be thrilled if this calla lily came calling here!
    Happy non-gardening,
    Evi

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