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Pictures of Blooming Easter Lilies in our Backyard

Updated on August 22, 2017
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My grandpa loved gardening. I learned much from him. To this day, I enjoy puttering around in our garden growing plants for beauty & food.

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

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 | Source

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. | Source

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 | Source

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 | Source

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 | Source

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

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Easter lily | Source

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.

Does Easter carry a special meaning for you?

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi poetryman69,

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

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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!

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      I envy your beautiful garden.

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      Rebecca Mealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      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!

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      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

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      justmesuzanne 2 years ago from Texas

      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! :)

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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!

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      Erin Bower 2 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Debra Allen 2 years ago from West By God

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      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

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      Debra Allen 2 years ago from West By God

      I like them for their beauty in the spring.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      georgescifo 2 years ago from India

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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! :)

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      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

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      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.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      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!

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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. ☺

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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!

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

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

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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!

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

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

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      skye2day 3 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      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.

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      Dolores Monet 3 years ago from East Coast, United States

      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!

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      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!

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      Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

      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.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi DDE,

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

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Incredible photos and s o beautifully thought of.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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!

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      Leah Lefler 4 years ago from Western New York

      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!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      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!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      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! :)

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

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

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      beingwell 4 years ago from Bangkok

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

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

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

      Peggy, your photography is amazing.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      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

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      cebutouristspot 5 years ago from Cebu

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

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      sofs 5 years ago

      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!

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Billy,

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

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      billyaustindillon 6 years ago

      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!

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      billyaustindillon 6 years ago

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

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      jseven 6 years ago from Michigan

      Beautiful hub and pics! I love flowers. :)

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Jacob Darkley,

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

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      Jacob Darkley 7 years ago from California, USA

      Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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!

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      heymcs 7 years ago from Utah and DC

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi dohn121,

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

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      dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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! :-)

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      Mardi 7 years ago from Western Canada and Texas

      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.

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      jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines

      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!

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello RTalloni,

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

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      RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

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

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thanks Lindsay for stopping and leaving a comment.

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      Eileen Kersey 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      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.

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      Lindsay Godfree 7 years ago from Arizona

      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...

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      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!

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      Cheryl Williams 7 years ago

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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!

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Micky Dee,

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

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      Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      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!

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      Louise Dewey 7 years ago

      Hi Peggy,

      Please take solice in knowing your WONDERFUL mother is enjoying those beautiful lilies just as much as you are.

      I love you!

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Pretty, pretty, pretty. Thanks Peggy!

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Enelle,

      Thanks for the lovely response and thank heavens for the belief in an afterlife. This Easter will be the first one spent without enjoying my mother's presence and the loss is so recent that tears are still being blended with smiles of happy memories. I know that smiles will eventually predominate. Have a blessed and Happy Easter!

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Lovely hub my dear. The lilies are absolutely gorgeous! Every spring when the daffodils bloom, I rejoice that our mother is enjoying her place in heaven - most likely playing the organ for Sunday services...:)

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Bob,

      Yes, the Easter Lilies are a beautiful flower and one that will soon be gracing our backyard again with their glorious blooms. Thanks for the visit.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Greetings Hello, hello,

      If you get Easter Lilies to naturalize in your yard, sooner or later you will have many to share with others as we have done. Good luck with that and Happy Easter!

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      Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick

      Thanks for the pics on this cool spring day. the lilies are beautiful.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      They are wonderful and I am going to try and find some. Thank you for your lovelu hub.