Friday, July 18, 2008

How Did This Happen?


How did this happen? Some of the blossoms on my white Madonna lilies that stand five feet tall are no longer pure white blossoms but the same shade of pink as some Asiatic lilies I planted next to them in this bed. Did the bees do some cross pollinating? I know I sure didn't do any. Years ago I had something similar happen with two kinds of hosta plants that were side by side. The white blooming hostas turned lilac and remained so. I wonder if this is what will happen now to all my white Madonna lilies. Anybody got a clue?



3 comments:

fishing guy said...

J&J: I would definetly say it was cross pollination. I remember when regular peppers would be hot because they crossed with them. You never knew when you would get a hot peppers. I grew them far apart after that. I thinl this is a beautiful combination.

K said...

I have heard it has something to do with the soil, that perhaps it becomes more acidic or whatever over time and that changes the blossoms.

Wanda said...

All I can say is DON'T MESS WITH MOTHER NATURE!!!

Looks like a bouquet ! :)