Wet Daylily

Discussion in 'Flower Mandalas Project' started by dbookbinder, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. dbookbinder

    dbookbinder Active Member 10 Years

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    Suggestions for a word that these mandala images evoke, a complementary quote, or some history or other information about the flower itself are most welcome, as are corrections to my flower identification if I've got it wrong and any other comments you'd care to make.

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    This is a Hemerocallis - daylily - rather than a lily (Lilium).
     
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    dbookbinder Active Member 10 Years

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    Thanks for the correction. At some point I'm going to have to get some training. I'm wondering if you can suggest a book? I've been able to locate numerous books that deal with wild flowers, but none that simply identify and give a history of common garden flowers.

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Try some garden plant encyclopedias, with lots of photos, such as Flora - The Gardener's Bible, Botanica, AHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants (this last one much better than the other two).
     
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    wet lily

    David,

    I've been writing fortunes (for cookies) so responses may be silly/surreal/aphoristic. That said, I'd call this one "The Heir of Brocade"

    another thought
    "Shiva's Taillight"



    Julie
     
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    The third picture makes me think of a something to unlock, like a definition of something profound. I'll probably not come up with any quotes, but only what the picture suggests to me. Davida
     
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    Following up on Duvey's thought of unlocking something profound - Words for mandala on right - "Heart's Desire".
     
  8. dbookbinder

    dbookbinder Active Member 10 Years

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    sfmonsky suggested "Orgasm" for the Wet Lily mandala on the left. I like "Heart's Desire" and the theme of unlocking something profound for the one on the right. I'm wondering if a poem or spiritual/psychological quote comes to mind?

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