Fall is Here: Tiger Lilies are Blooming

@kareng (18922)
United States
October 10, 2019 5:49pm CST
One of the signs of Fall here in the south are Tiger Lilies in bloom. I have them in the front of the house and they framed the original sidewalk leading up to the front of the house. These flowers have remained here over the years and continue to pop up each year and bloom. This is one of the oldest lilies in the lily family. I wonder who planted them and when? This house was built in 1860 and was the home of one family who lived here thru the early 1900's. They raised a family here and farmed here. I did a good bit of research on this family when we first moved in. I found some papers and other things that belonged to them in the attic. It was all pieces of the puzzle of life many years ago. One of the most interesting things I found were letters written when one of the sons was enlisted in the Army. There were several letters to and from him to his parents. There were also a letter or two from one of the son's girlfriends who was in another town. I had planned on making a scrapbook on my findings until my nephews visited and got all my paperwork out of order. This ticked me off to no end. Photo: My own
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@rebelann (56735)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Oct
Wow, those are beautiful flowers. I hope you gave them what for.
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@kareng (18922)
• United States
11 Oct
Yes, they are.
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@thelme55 (23051)
• Germany
11 Oct
Wow! That is an interesting story about the house. Tiger lilies are beautiful.
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@kareng (18922)
• United States
16 Oct
I think all flowers are beautiful!
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@thelme55 (23051)
• Germany
17 Oct
@kareng Yes, I think so. I have not seen an ugly flower, havenĀ“t you?
@kepweng (25765)
• United States
17 Oct
@thelme55 I think the ugliest flower is the one who is eating rats Are u familiar with carnivorous plants
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@LadyDuck (246212)
• Switzerland
11 Oct
It's nice to live in an old historic house and those flowers look beautiful.
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@kareng (18922)
• United States
11 Oct
Thank you. I love finding native plants, identifying them and wondering what they used them for back then. I am sure lots were used for medicinal purposes.
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@LadyDuck (246212)
• Switzerland
12 Oct
@kareng Many plants were used for medicinal purposes. I have a very old book that I bought in Italy, but it's written in ancient Italian, a real pain to read.
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@kareng (18922)
• United States
16 Oct
@LadyDuck I find it very interesting to research the native plants I find here to see what they were used for.
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• United States
11 Oct
how gorgeous're those? dang...i might need to come visit with a shovel ;) i'm sure such did get'cher dander'p, hon. surely ya can piece't all back together? would be a shame not to've that archived. might e'en be a local museum who'd love to've such to add to their collection.
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@kareng (18922)
• United States
11 Oct
Yes, I can. I just haven't been in the mood or had the time. One day... We do have a little historical museum but it is never open!!
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• United States
11 Oct
@kareng perhaps they lack volunteers fer such? ya might see 'bout findin' out, eh?
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@kareng (18922)
• United States
16 Oct
@crazyhorseladycx Yep, need to stop and see if there is a phone number and contact person on door. They are currently doing some renovation to the outside of the building. It was originally the jail and then became a women's seminary. Interesting change of venues, huh?
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@youless (98997)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Oct
We have these flowers here. Now I just know its name. It is very interesting that this flower has such a powerful name
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@kareng (18922)
• United States
11 Oct
True. I wonder if the name ties with being a hardy plant?
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@youless (98997)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Oct
@kareng At least I can't relate it with tiger
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@kareng (18922)
• United States
16 Oct
@youless Me either really.
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@louievill (22719)
• Philippines
10 Oct
They are very beautiful and those were very interesting pieces of personal history you have there. Is there a way to know where the descendants could be now?
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@kareng (18922)
• United States
11 Oct
There is one fellow in town but I was told he is an a-hole.
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@louievill (22719)
• Philippines
14 Oct
@kareng lol, that makes him a useless source of information..
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@kareng (18922)
• United States
17 Oct
@louievill And why I didn't bother to contact him.
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@just4him (175520)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Oct
Lovely flowers. Those letters sound interesting. I'm sorry your nephews got it all scattered and out of order.
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@kareng (18922)
• United States
11 Oct
So much for telling them not to get anything out of order. Oh well, it's done and over with.
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@just4him (175520)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Oct
@kareng I'm glad it's taken care of.
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@xstitcher (15539)
• Petaluma, California
13 Oct
At our house we have had bearded Irises for as long as I can remember.
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@kareng (18922)
• United States
16 Oct
I love those. We had some wild ones at our previous house.
@LindaOHio (13069)
• United States
11 Oct
How cool that your house has a history that you can document. Love the tiger lilies.
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@kareng (18922)
• United States
11 Oct
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@JohnRoberts (91814)
• Los Angeles, California
11 Oct
Fascinating to have done research on your place.
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@kareng (18922)
• United States
11 Oct
I loved doing it. My husband thought I was crazy although he did take interest in my findings.
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• Hangzhou, China
11 Oct
TBH,i never heard about Tiger Lily,it's really a weird name,Lily seems a gentlewoman,but Tiger seems a fighter It looks like Azalea,but Azalea is without those thorns.Although i lived in the hill,but i never any plants like this
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@kareng (18922)
• United States
11 Oct
A Tiger lily is actually orange like a Tiger. They were always just called that here in the south. It is not an azalea, as not on a bush and no thorns on them at all.
@wolfgirl569 (24048)
• Marion, Ohio
11 Oct
Pretty lilies. I would still try to get the paperwork sorted out.
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@kareng (18922)
• United States
11 Oct
I will one day. No time right now, that is for sure!
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• Lenox, Georgia
10 Oct
They are beautiful! And that's really neat what you found in the home. =)
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@kareng (18922)
• United States
11 Oct
Thanks.
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@Susan2015 (26635)
• United States
10 Oct
Those are very pretty flowers.
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@kareng (18922)
• United States
11 Oct
Thank you. I do nothing to them, not even water and they are back year after year. Gotta love them.
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@myklj999 (33077)
• Olney, Illinois
10 Oct
Um...those are Guernsey lilies or possibly red spider lilies. Tigers are orange with black spots. Very pretty.
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@kareng (18922)
• United States
11 Oct
I was just going by what they are always called here. You are right that Tiger lilies are orange.
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@sallypup (33451)
• Moses Lake, Washington
10 Oct
That paperwork is a prize. I've never seen tiger lilies in that color. Sure are lovely.
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@kareng (18922)
• United States
11 Oct
They are not officially tiger lilies as @myklj999 pointed out.
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@Alexandoy (4144)
• Quezon City, Philippines
10 Oct
With the changing of the season the plants are feeling it too.
@kareng (18922)
• United States
11 Oct
True.
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