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Pictures of Blooming Easter Lilies in our Backyard

My grandpa loved gardening. I learned much from him. To this day I enjoy puttering around in our garden, growing plants for beauty and food.

Our Easter Lilies in bloom with colorful impatiens in the background.

Our Easter Lilies in bloom with colorful impatiens in the background.

Easter Lilies

The pictures of these beautiful milky white Easter Lilies were taken in our backyard last year.

This year's batch might or might not be in full bloom as they were at this time last year due to the unusually cold and freezing weather that we have had this past winter in Houston, Texas.

Many plants have had a bit of a set-back due to the circumstances of frigid weather that included several days of protracted freezes and even a couple of rare snowfalls that briefly blanketed the city and countryside.

Generally our winters are mild and some winters pass without us ever having to even wear a coat.

Not so this year!

Coats and jackets and gloves were all put to good use in this winter of 2009 to early 2010.

Our fireplace that is ornamental and used more for the ambiance that it creates when lit was utilized more this past winter than for all the winters of the preceding ten to fifteen years added together. The additional warmth that emanated from it into our living room from the gas logs was welcomed.

Easter Lilies

Easter Lilies

Pictures

You might note in some of these pictures the surrounding blooms of the impatiens that offered a colorful backdrop to the pristine whiteness of the Easter Lilies.

While the green foliage of the Easter Lilies is now evident and soon the buds will form and eventually open their cup-like trumpet shaped blossom, there will be no blooming impatiens at the same time this year. The plants turned to mush after the winter freezes, and any new impatiens plants will have to come up from seed.

Last year was the first time that I had photographed the Easter Lilies. Prior to that I was digging them out by the hundreds (or so it seemed) and was kept busy giving them away to other gardeners for their home landscapes.

They are now down to a manageable and enjoyable number in an area that can be viewed from our kitchen and our everyday dining area adjacent to the kitchen.

Easter lilies blooming in our backyard.

Easter lilies blooming in our backyard.

I have the Easter Lilies nestled in with azaleas, my beloved rocks, the birdbath and a few other plants like caladiums and ajuga. Not everything blooms at the same time, so this garden bed offers a variety of perennial plants that adds variety to the backyard landscape at various times of the year.

Growing Easter Lilies

Easter Lilies are a bulbous plant. They are perennial in the South and spread easily.

The residents of this house prior to our moving here apparently loved Easter Lilies as they were growing almost like a weed in just about every garden bed in the backyard.

Each bulb consists of many little attached bulbs much as a head of garlic. If even one little bulb escapes being dug up when trying to relocate the plants or give them away, one will have another Easter Lily growing in that same location the following year.

It took quite a while of sustained effort to get them corralled into the location where we wish to enjoy their annual show.

Looking at the closeness of the foliage coming up this year, I will probably have to thin them out after they bloom as one has to do with most bulb plants so that they do not become overcrowded.

Easter lilies in our backyard

Easter lilies in our backyard

After the Easter Lilies bloom, for best effect one must let the stalks dry and let the nutrients enrich the bulbs. They can be woven together and laid flat upon the ground letting the surrounding plants help to hide this part of their life cycle.

It is for this reason that I did not want them everywhere in the garden. The show that Easter Lilies produce is seasonal, spectacular but also relatively brief.

The only extra care that I give them (where we live in Houston) is to sprinkle a little bone meal over them in the Fall and water it in for some extra nutrition for next year's show of beauty.

Easter and Its Meaning

The meaning of Easter for most Christians is rejoicing in the fact of Jesus Christ having risen from the dead and His ascension into Heaven.

The preceding days of His being falsely accused and sentenced to death by crucifixion...a horrible death!...had ended. Jesus had sacrificed Himself to pave the way for the rest of us who believe in Him and who follow His teachings to be able to gain entrance into Heaven and live an everlasting life.

Secular customs have also taken root over the centuries and Easter bunnies and Easter eggs are seen in abundance this time of year.

Domestic rabbit & 3 Easter eggs

Domestic rabbit & 3 Easter eggs

Easter egg hunts where children are invited even onto the White House lawn as well as numerous other places have become commonplace. The goal is to collect as many Easter eggs as possible and they are hidden under shrubs and in other places that are good hiding spots. The child who collects the most eggs generally wins a prize.

Many greeting cards are sold and mailed at this Easter time of year.

New Easter outfits became customary for many people and they sported their new clothes at church or at Easter parades which also became commonplace.

Easter is a celebration during the Spring of the year and celebrates the rebirth of many things both religious and otherwise.

The Easter Lily has become a symbol of this special season.

Easter lily

Easter lily

Last year as I was taking these pictures of the Easter Lilies in our backyard my mother was enjoying the view from inside the house and also while sitting on the patio.

Along with the redbud tree in full bloom and the azaleas and camellias and other flowering shrubs offering various splashes of seasonal color to the backyard, the birds were busy building their nests.

Everything was exploding with promises of another season of glorious blooms and renewing life and the three of us (my mother, husband and myself) were happy in our surroundings.

Closeup of an Easter Lily in Bloom

Easter lily

Easter lily

Several years ago my dear mother departed this life and when the Easter Lilies open their trumpet shaped pristine white blossoms each Spring it will be a reminder to me of her promised place in Heaven.

Mother dear, I love you and always will.

© 2010 Peggy Woods

Comments are welcomed.

Jeanne on June 01, 2020:

Nice site

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 09, 2019:

Hi Patricia,

Like you, I remember watching and then helping my mother color the Easter eggs. When we were young, my parents hid our Easter baskets and we would have to search the house to find them. This brings back happy memories. (Smile)

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on May 08, 2019:

No doubt I was here before but who can resist pictures of Easter lilies no matter when they are shown? And Easter egg hunts were such a special time in my youth---real eggs were hidden that we had colored with my Momma O thank you for the fond memories Angels are headed your way this morning ps

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 23, 2019:

Hi Aurelio,

You have a keen eye for flowers. The impatiens did make for a colorful backdrop for the blooming Easter lilies. One year all of them seemed to be affected by some type of disease and died. I heard the same reports from others in different states. I have since replaced them with caladiums.

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on April 22, 2019:

I wish I'd seen this article before Easter. The lilies are quite beautiful and the impatiens make a nice backdrop for the white.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 14, 2019:

Hi Dale,

Too bad your wife could not attend that flower show. Many lilies are perennial plants which make them nice to have in one's garden.

Dale Anderson from The High Seas on April 13, 2019:

Peggy my wife is a flower enthusiast. In fact, right at this very moment she is disappointed that she can't be at the flower show that is happening right across the street from where I am typing this right now. It's happening in the Coronado island park, next to the library. I am not much of a flower kinda guy BUT Lilies are my personal favorite. Which for some reason makes my wife giggle.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 13, 2019:

Hi Chitrangada,

Some of our Easter lilies will be fully open in the next couple of days. Most of our azaleas are now finished blooming, but our yard and gardens are full of color with other flowering plants. It is a beautiful time of year. I am happy to know that you enjoyed reading this post.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on April 12, 2019:

Excellent article and such beautiful pictures of the white lilies. I came to know a lot about the Easter and lilies connection. Loved the videos as well.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful article!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 08, 2015:

Hi poetryman69,

We work hard to keep it that way. Thanks for the compliment on our yard.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 08, 2015:

Hi Rebecca,

I am guessing that your climate in Georgia should be warm enough in the winters so that Easter lilies planted in the ground would survive to grow and re-bloom again. Good luck! Not much to lose by trying!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 08, 2015:

Hi Shyron,

You must be responding to Suzanne's comment about having an Easter lily come up in the color red in later years. I have never heard of that happening either. Ours continue to be white. Thanks for the votes and share.

poetryman6969 on April 08, 2015:

I envy your beautiful garden.

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on April 07, 2015:

How beautiful! This is just what I needed. I have an Easter lily this year, and I was wondering what to do with it. Thanks!

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on April 07, 2015:

What an amazing Easter show. I have never heard of red ones before.

Voted up, UABI and shared.

Hope you have a Blessed day.

Shyron

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 07, 2015:

Hi Suzanne,

How strange having an Easter lily come up in later years in the color of red. I wonder if it has anything to do with your soil? I guess it does not matter. It is undoubtedly pretty no matter the color.

justmesuzanne from Texas on April 06, 2015:

Lovely! I bought a white Easter Lily years ago and planted it in my yard after it finished blooming. It has grown back red every year since!

Voted up, useful and interesting! :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 02, 2015:

Hello Ebower,

Like you, I thought that time lapse video of the Easter lily was interesting also. Thanks for the votes and Happy Easter to you!

Erin Bower from Georgia on April 02, 2015:

Beautiful lilies and I love the time lapse video! I voted this up and beautiful. :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 01, 2015:

Hi Lady Guinevere,

I used to have many bearded irises and one thing that I learned is that you have to keep the different colors separated or eventually they all seem to turn to the purple varieties which are obviously more dominant. The same with Louisiana irises. At least they are hardy! Too bad the deer like to munch on lilies.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 31, 2015:

Hi Mary,

Too bad that the Easter lilies do not do well in living year after year in the ground where you live in Florida. Apparently they like the climate here in Houston. Thanks for the pin and share. Happy Easter to you also and to your family.

Debra Allen from West By God on March 31, 2015:

I would love to have lilies period in my yard, but the deer love them. I planted a whole bunch of asiatic lillies one year and they were all eaten by the deer. Not one of them survived. The Bearded Irises, they do not like, and I have many, many of them too. They also grow like weeds! I am trying to get more colors of them besides the purple ones, but have had no luck so far. They are expensive.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 31, 2015:

Hi Lady Guinevere,

They are beautiful when in bloom each Spring. Our Easter lilies are still green in the garden and will apparently bloom after Easter this year. I do have some buds on amaryllis and iris plants that will soon be opening.

Mary Hyatt from Florida on March 31, 2015:

I miss my Easter Lillies! When I lived in Georgia I had many! Here in Florida I have tried to keep an Easter Lilly that was gifted to me, but they just never did well. They would remain alive for a one more year; after that, they died.

Your photos are just beautiful. Voted UP, and shared. Pinned to my gardening board.

Hope you have a wonderful Easter, Mary

Debra Allen from West By God on March 31, 2015:

I like them for their beauty in the spring.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 31, 2015:

Hi gerogescifo,

I think that is true no matter what one tries to grow. Whether it is Easter lilies or some type of exotic tree or shrub, all need the proper growing conditions in order to thrive. Our climate in Houston lets us grow a wide variety of things...but not all. Glad you liked the photos.

georgescifo from India on March 31, 2015:

Really loved the pics, especially of the Easter lillies. I had try to grow it in my backyards but have failed to get it going and might be due to the unfavorable climatic conditions. Thanks for sharing the images of the flowers in full bloom.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 27, 2015:

Hi Patricia,

Yes...Easter will soon be upon us! Many people have been given Easter lilies from this yard. The lady who lived here prior to us must have been like your mother. She had them growing everywhere! Enjoy your Easter preparations and sending good thoughts and prayers your way.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 26, 2015:

Hi Au fait,

Glad you got the comments thing figured out. Appreciate the share on this Easter lily hub. Yes...let's enjoy the cooler weather while we can. We know what happens in Texas summers! :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 25, 2015:

Hi Susie,

Our Easter lilies are coming up right now as they do each year. My grandmother had lemon yellow day lilies that I loved. We had them for years up in Wisconsin and also Texas but they did not make the move to our present home. I gave some of them to an aunt and uncle in Iowa...so they still thrive.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on March 25, 2015:

I think I read this last year but I cannot resist Easter lilies. Momma had tons of them in our yard and they were exquisite just as the ones in this photos are.

And we are gearing up for the next two weeks of Easter observations...Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Palm Sunday and of course Easter Day.

Thanks for sharing, Peggy

Know that many precious Angels and blessings are on the way ps

C E Clark from North Texas on March 25, 2015:

You must have a beautiful yard given all the gorgeous photos you have posted of the many flowers and plants, etc. With Easter not far away, thought I'd give this article a share.

Thank you for your help with the comments section. I've had quite a time trying to figure out how to do what you do with your comments, but I did it.

Don't worry about the comment ending up in Spam. Some of mine end up there every once in a while. I should check it often, but I don't and the next thing somebody's comment is there. At least it's not the same person's comments every time. Have no idea why it happens and I feel bad when it does. I have my comments on approval too, for the same reason as you.

Well, spring has sprung the past couple of days, but cooler again for the next several days if they've got their forecast right. OK with me. I like it to stay right around 60-70 F. all the time. I know it's not going to happen, but one can dream . . .

Voted up again and shared with followers. Pinned to Awesome HubPages.

Susie Lehto from Minnesota on March 25, 2015:

Your Easter Lilies were blooming beautifully and I hope they will again this year, Peggy. My neighbors up the road some in the front yard that are stunning. I have yellow Day Lilies planted in rock gardens and get to enjoy many blooms during the season. - Beautiful hub!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 17, 2014:

Hello The Examiner-1,

We have two inside cats so no worries about the Easter lilies that thrive in our garden. I did not know that there was a problem, but thanks for the warning. Many plants seem to be toxic to pets so it is good to be aware.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 17, 2014:

Hi Shyron,

Nice that you have those memories of your grandmother and her huge flower beds. While your mother may not have had a garden, she still loved flowers. Thanks for the votes, share and pin. ☺

The Examiner-1 on April 17, 2014:

I posted this earlier but it did not seem to take.

Do you have cats Peggy? I recently heard that you should keep cats away from lilies.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 17, 2014:

Hi skye2day,

They have not yet bloomed this year because of the colder than normal winter we had in Houston but they are coming up so they will probably bloom in their own time. Happy Easter to you!

The Examiner-1 on April 17, 2014:

Do you have a cat Peggy? I just heard to keep cats away from lilies.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 17, 2014:

Hi Dolores,

It has been a cold winter for you! Hope you have more seasonable weather soon! Things were set back here also because of the colder than normal winter. For the azalea trail this year, most of the azaleas were not yet in full bloom. Must have been disappointing for the people who plan a year in advance for that event.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on April 16, 2014:

Peggy, wonderful pictures of the Easter Lilies. My grandmother would have loved these, she had a hugh flower bed and dozens of different kinds of flowers. Mom too loved flowers, but did not have a garden.

Voted up, UABI, shared and pinned to Awesome HubPages.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 15, 2014:

Hi Rebecca,

Am sure nurseries in your area would know the answer. You could always plant one bulb after it quits flowering and find out for yourself if it comes up again next year. It if naturalizes it will spread and soon you will also be giving them away! Good luck!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 14, 2014:

Hi Mary,

Sorry you cannot grow these in Florida. They thrive here in Houston. I gave more of them away this year to another neighbor. They will be blooming late this year due to our unusually cold winter. Thanks for the shares and pin.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 09, 2014:

Hi Au fait,

Yes, Easter will soon be here! Thanks for the pin and your comment.

skye2day from Rocky Mountains on April 09, 2014:

Peggy W So beautiful precious woman. Your gorgeous hub brings me to why we celebrate Easter. He is risen indeed. So love the info and the pictures touch my heart. God is so good. His creation so amazing. Once Lilies do take off as you mentioned they go wild. I love lilies, my favorite flower.

So this year you think you will have lillies? Was it real cold this past year 2014? I do hope you have an awesome bloom girl. Hugs galore to you peggy. I so enjoyed the visit. Love, Skye

voted sister.

Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on April 09, 2014:

Hi Peggy - your Easter lilies are so beautiful. Up here in Maryland, we had a cold winter too and everything is late. My motto is - late Easter, late garden!

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on April 09, 2014:

What amazing photos! Your Easter lilies are so pretty. I don't believe I have ever known anyone that grew Easter lilies outdoors. I wonder if they will grow here where I am. I am going to find out! Thanks for sharing this!

Mary Hyatt from Florida on April 09, 2014:

I love your Easter lillies! I grew these when I lived in Georgia, but they won't grow here in Florida.

I hope you have a happy Easter!! Voted this UP, etc. , shared and Pinned to my gardening board.

C E Clark from North Texas on March 31, 2014:

Easter is almost here again. Decided to come back and pin this article to my 'Easter' board. The photos here are gorgeous as always and there are a lot of good tips here for people who want to grow there own.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 26, 2014:

Hi DDE,

So very happy to know that you liked reading this. Soon it will be Easter!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 26, 2014:

Incredible photos and s o beautifully thought of.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 27, 2013:

Hi Leah,

I doubt that Easter lilies would survive the cold winters where you live. I know that I never grew them nor saw them in other people's yards in Wisconsin. They thrive down here in Houston! At least you can enjoy them for a time inside of your home. Hopefully the Spring weather will start showing up soon in your area. Happy Easter!

Leah Lefler from Western New York on March 27, 2013:

Easter lilies are so elegant! I really need to buy some, as they help bring a bit of spring to the indoors (we are still blanketed in snow, so there are no flowers in sight)! I am not sure if they would survive outdoors in my area - we are Zone 5 and have long, cold winters. At least we can enjoy them for the season!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 24, 2013:

Hi Au fait,

Even before we lived together in one home, we lived in the same Houston subdivision about a mile apart for over 20 years...so I pretty much saw my mother on a daily basis. That was wonderful! Glad that you liked these Easter lily photos and the planting tips. Will be sharing more of them this year after they bloom with neighbors. Thanks for the votes and the share. Happy Easter! Only one week away now.

C E Clark from North Texas on March 24, 2013:

Gorgeous photos as always! Enjoyed your tips for growing lilies too, and I'm sure they will be helpful to a lot of people. How nice that you had that time with your mother and she got to enjoy being with you surrounded by your beautiful garden. Voted up, beautiful, awesome, and will share!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 23, 2013:

Hi Sheila,

Nice that you sometimes get another bloom the following year when planting your Easter lilies. It is much warmer here so there is no problem at all in getting them to not only bloom again but spread as well. Thanks for the mention of my mother. She is in my heart and I think of her daily and really miss her. She was so special!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 23, 2013:

Hi moonlake,

The Easter lilies grow beautifully here. I need to thin them out again this year and give more away after they have bloomed. They look like bulbs of garlic and each and every clove becomes another Easter lily if they are separated and planted. Since the foliage eventually dies back and disappears, it took me a while to finally get rid of what seemed like hundreds of lilies growing in almost all of the beds. You have other things that grow in your area that we cannot grow like tulips. The foliage would come up again but they never bloom in subsequent years. Thanks for your comment and the share.

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on March 23, 2013:

This is a beautiful hub, Peggy! Hubby always gets me Easter Lilies at Easter and I always plant the bulbs after the flowers have faded. Sometimes they will bloom the next year and sometimes they just don't come back. I really think it is too cold here, but I always try. I'm sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I know you miss her dearly. Your hub is wonderful and your pictures are just beautiful! Voting up and more! :)

moonlake from America on March 22, 2013:

Beautiful Easter Lilies. I can never grow them here I have tried but it just doesn't work. Voted up and shared.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 22, 2013:

Hi beingwell,

Our Easter Lilies are up but have not yet started to bloom. We still have 9 days before Easter...but it matters not to me if they are blooming then or a short while later. They always add some seasonal interest to our garden. Glad that you liked the photos.

beingwell from Bangkok on March 22, 2013:

Your photos look awesome! Hopefully, new ones are blooming yet again!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 21, 2013:

Hi Vinaya,

Sometimes we overlook the beauty that is in our own backyards. Yes...photograph your lilies. Whether it makes it into a hub about lilies or some other form, you will have captured their beauty for all time. Thanks for your comment about this Easter Lily hub.

Vinaya Ghimire from Nepal on March 21, 2013:

I have white and pink lilies in my garden, but never photographed the flower. Perhaps, I should.

Peggy, your photography is amazing.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 20, 2013:

Hi Patricia,

In no way do I think that the lilies that come up each year at your sister's grave...the meaning of rebirth...are silly. For some reason, I guess the fact that they are white and bloom around Easter each year, the Easter Lily has come to symbolize rebirth. For Christians, it is the rebirth of Christ. For everyone who believes in a life after this one...it is a beautiful thought. So sorry to hear that you lost your sister at so young an age. She will be greeting you when it is your turn to join her in the next life. She just got there earlier. I hope that gives you some comfort.

Sending thoughts and blessings of angels to you, your daughter and grandson this evening.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 20, 2013:

Hi Indian Chef,

Easter egg hunts are a long held tradition which is fun especially for kids or kids at heart during Easter. Appreciate your interest in the meaning of Easter especially since you are not familiar with the customs. The Easter Lilies have long symbolized Easter and they seem to bloom naturally around that time of year each year. Thanks for your comment.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on March 20, 2013:

Gorgeous. In their simple beauty that are a winner. These are so special to me as my sister died when she was 9 and my Momma planted this lily at her grave. They bloomed each year kind of symbolizing a rebirth, a newness of life--in some small way making her live on. I guess that sounds silly.

Peggy, thanks for sharing this. I hope your lilies come out and share their beauty with you soon. Angels are on the way :) ps

Indian Chef from New Delhi India on March 20, 2013:

Very beautiful pictures of beautiful flowers. Sorry couldn't see the videos because of slow net right now. Though unfortunately I do not live in Christian area nor I know any Christian personally so I have never seen Easter egg or anyone celebrating Easter.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 02, 2012:

Hello cebutouristspot,

Glad to know that you liked these photos of the Easter Lilies in our garden. They are just about to bloom this year. Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 02, 2012:

Hi sofs,

If we lived closer I would share some excess Easter lily bulbs with you. I'll be thinning them out again this year. They are showing white and will start opening any day now. Happy Easter to you also! Thanks for your comment.

cebutouristspot from Cebu on April 01, 2012:

One of those things that I can only appreciate in a picture :) Thanks for sharing

Sophie on April 01, 2012:

Lovely pictures and stories. My Easter lilies died out last year .. I just could figure out why.. I haven't seen them at all this year.. I may have to get some new bulbs now.. Hope I will have some flowers next Easter.. Wish you a blessed Easter! Have a great day!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 28, 2011:

Hi Billy,

Yes...will definitely wait for cooler weather to transplant some of the Easter Lilies. :)

billyaustindillon on July 26, 2011:

Peggy thinning them though hard work does provide for new settings and even Easter gifts - yes cooler would be good for that kind of work!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 26, 2011:

Hi Billy,

I think that my Easter Lilies need to be dug up and thinned. They were too crowded this year so did not perform as well. Another job to tackle when the weather gets a bit cooler! Glad to hear that you enjoyed this hub. Thanks for the comment.

billyaustindillon on July 26, 2011:

Easter Lillies do add to the charm and serenity that surrounds Easter and it's special meaning. Another nice reminder Peggy.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 13, 2011:

Hello jseven,

Glad to hear that you enjoyed these pictures of the Easter lilies in our backyard. They are always such a beautiful site when in bloom each year. Thanks for the comment.

Joey from Michigan on March 13, 2011:

Beautiful hub and pics! I love flowers. :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 05, 2010:

Hello Jacob Darkley,

Happy to hear that you liked these pictures of the Easter Lilies in our backyard. You are most welcome!

Jacob Darkley from California, USA on April 05, 2010:

Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 30, 2010:

Hello heymcs,

Our Easter lilies are tall and soon will be blooming. I worked in the yard most of the day yesterday and felt my mother's presense with me. She would have been commenting on the beauty of the redbud tree in full bloom, the camellias, azaleas, ajuga and other flowering plants, the birds bathing and splashing about in the birdbath as well as being busy building nests, etc. She loved nature and all its beauty much as I do. Miss visiting with her, but I do know that she will always be with me in spirit and love, as you so nicely stated. Thanks!

heymcs from Utah and DC on March 30, 2010:

It's snowy and cold where I am and while I love winter, your hub and pictures of your Easter Lilies warmed my heart. I'm very sure your dear mom is enjoying them too. As I sense you know, she is only gone physically and she is always with you in spirit and love.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 30, 2010:

Hi dohn121,

The best Easter Lilies you have ever seen? That is quite a compliment Dohn. Thank you!

dohn121 from Hudson Valley, New York on March 29, 2010:

Wow, Peggy. These were amazing pictures! I don't think I've ever seen better pictures of lilies, period. I do however now think I understand why lilies are placed on those who passed away, so thank you for sharing that with me, a Theravadan Buddhist.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 29, 2010:

Hi Mardi,

Jonquils, tulips, iris, Easter lilies...all great things to look forward to in the Spring of the year. Thanks for the visit and comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 29, 2010:

Hello jill of alltrades,

Thanks for viewing this Easter Lilies hub and leaving a comment. Yes...it would be fun to have all sorts of flowering plants in one's garden...but only so much room alas! :-)

Mardi Winder-Adams from Western Canada and Texas on March 29, 2010:

Peggy, this is a wonderful hub. I don't have Easter lilies but have jonquils and tulips up with the iris plants not far behind! Hopefully this warm weather will hold and the other flowers will soon be out.

jill of alltrades from Philippines on March 28, 2010:

I love Easter lilies! They are so beautiful and pure and I really think of Easter every time I see them.

I love your photos too. They really capture the essence of Easter lilies. I wish I have them in my backyard too!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 28, 2010:

Hello RTalloni,

That is so true, at least from my perspective. Thanks!

RTalloni on March 28, 2010:

What does the poem say, "One is closer to God in a garden than anywhere else on earth."

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 28, 2010:

Hi Ethel,

Yes...each day is hard since losing my dear mother. The main consolation is knowing that there is another life after this one and that I will see her and all of my immediate family members who have all gone down that same path before me. Easter does remind me of the promise of heaven and a better life ahead. Still......very hard right now, on an emotional level.

As you said, I have great memories and will be sharing more of them in the hubs to come. We did have such good times together! Thanks Ethel.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 28, 2010:

Thanks Lindsay for stopping and leaving a comment.

Ethel Smith from Kingston-Upon-Hull on March 28, 2010:

What lovely flowers. This Easter will be hard for you then without your Mum. The first birthday etc is always difficult. You have such great memories though.

Lindsay Godfree from Arizona on March 27, 2010:

At first I was not sure that I need to see an Easter Lily...but I am so glad I read this article and viewed your beautiful pictures! I won't make the mistake of thinking about passing on your article again...

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 27, 2010:

Hi Candie,

I know what you mean! The Easter Lilies have stained my hands and probably nose also. Ha! Now I am very careful and as soon as they open, I carefully snip those ends off so that they do not stain the lily or anything else.

If we lived closer to one another we could share bulbs and other plants.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 27, 2010:

Hi Cheryl,

The Easter lilies match the light and brightness coming from your very countenance. You are a dear soul and one of God's masterpieces on this earth. Thanks for the visit and comment.

Candie V from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure! on March 27, 2010:

Ha! Peggy! Last season I went to take a sniff of my lillies, and ended up with a smudge on my nose that took a day to wear off, it's so dark and heavy! Wish I could share a bulb with you!

Cheryl Williams on March 27, 2010:

Your lilies are beautiful trumpets, so pure and white. Just admiring the photos I feel hope,inspiration and peace during this special time of the year. A beautiful master-piece.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 26, 2010:

Hi Candie,

If you pick your lilies to bring inside the house whether they are Easter Lilies or other varieties, be sure and cut those stalks off that carry the pollen. You will avoid the mess of falling pollen and any staining problems.

Happy Easter to you also!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 26, 2010:

Hi Louise,

Thank you so much for your words of love and encouragement. It is much appreciated. You are a very loving and caring soul.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 26, 2010:

Hi Micky Dee,

Happy to learn that you liked these photos of the Easter Lilies in our backyard. Thanks for the comment.

Candie V from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure! on March 26, 2010:

Love your white lilies Peggy! I have some that are a dark orange and have terra cotta colored pollen that stains like crazy!!! Thanks Peggy!! Happy Easter!