Monday, July 16, 2018

The Tigers Are Here!

The Tiger Lilies are all in bloom now!






These berries are called bulbils. They are the developing bulbs. They will fall to the ground and be pollinated. By the way, the bulbs taste like potatoes, and are popular to eat in Japan.

Tyger Tyger, burning bright, 
In the forests of the night; 
What immortal hand or eye, 
Could frame thy fearful symmetry? 

When the stars threw down their spears 
And water'd heaven with their tears: 
Did he smile his work to see? 
Did he who made the Lamb make thee? 


11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice to see the colorful tiger spot flower!
Interesting to know about bulbils bean and the taste of it!

Nancy Chan said...

Stunning tiger lilies! Interesting information about the bulbils berries and that they are edible!

Ann said...

The tiger lilies are so pretty. That's the first time I have ever seen the bulbils. How interesting they are. So have you tried them yourself?

Reanaclaire said...

What a fierce name for a flower.. but they are so unique and beautiful.. now I know there is a flower such as this...

Karen said...

I love to see the bright orange tiger lilies each summer! Beautiful photos.

MadSnapper said...

this flowers is aptly named, it does resemble a tiger... as are the big tigers beautiful so are these lilies and I do agree with that beautiful poem that God made both tigers and did it well.

Sandi said...

WOW! These are stunning!

Tamago said...

Tiger Lilies are so gorgeous! Stunning orange color and they look extra beautiful in the sunshine :-)

Chatty Crone said...

I remember when I had Ricky - 43 years ago - my dear friend sent me a beautiful bunch of Tiger Lilies! sandie

Linda said...

Beautiful!

Carla from The River said...

How interesting, I had no idea about the bulbils.
They are so pretty.

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