Naked Ladies

Belladonna Lillies … sorry … couldn’t help myself. Last May I wondered aloud what these plants were. We didn’t really decide but thought they might be agapanthus. As the year rolled by, no flowers came when the neighbours’ aggies were blooming. The leaves died down and then it became obvious what they were. Overnight , in mid January, up they came.

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I walk this way every morning with our dog, Vika.

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  1. bkpyett says:

    I do love the way these lilies appear having slept through the summer. Great photos too!

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    1. ChristineR says:

      I’d given up on them, thinking there wasn’t enough sunlight to produce flowers under the trees. Thanks Barbara.

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  2. Sue says:

    Is that what they are, have seen them off and in in displays, shops and gardens, just thought they were some kind of lily but not “bella donna”. Don’t let Vika near them though, or she will get extremely sick.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      They aren’t the atropa bella-donna, Sue, the nightshades. Just called Belladonna (beautiful lady) or Naked Ladies. Native of South Africa. Thanks for reminding me, I saw some of those nightshades in the yard, with black berries and all. Vika hasn’t shown any interest in them but I better get rid of them today in case she thinks it’s another type of grape. 🙂

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      1. fatericsmum says:

        Yes, nightshade does, erm, crop up just about everywhere, doesn’t it? We have some very nice little hebes growing in the garden and I was quite surprised to discover a very healthy nightshade plant popping up right next to one of them. Where did it come from? There aren’t any other nightshade plants within cooee …

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        1. ChristineR says:

          Probably from bird droppings. I’ve a peppercorn tree and some sort of palm tree growing in my backyard. I didn’t plant them. 🙂

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          1. fatericsmum says:

            Good point — I didn’t think of that, Christine 🙂

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  3. Lovely, lovely, lovely…inspirational signs from Mother Nature.

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  4. They’re a fabulous color, Christine. Wonderful slideshow. 🙂

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  5. joannesisco says:

    What a beautiful flower! I would have given the plant up for dead 🙂

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  6. We call them Naked Ladies here too. And aren’t they lovely? Great pics.

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  7. WeaverGrace says:

    Stunning! Grand lilies! I love lilies, but these are especially grand…especially after “playing dead” 🙂

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Took me by surprise, Grace, I’d given up on them!

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  8. The first I ever heard of Naked Ladies was just this past summer after all these years of gardening. Lovely to see your photos, Christine.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Thanks Barbara, glad you liked them.

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  9. pix & kardz says:

    these are beautiful, Christine. definitely worth the wait 🙂

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