Category Archives: Lilies

Lilies and Stamens

Our Stamen-less Lilies
Our Stamen-less Lilies

When Amelia, our daughter-in-law, came to dinner she brought a bouquet of these huge white lilies. Their perfume filled our flat but I worried about the mess I knew their rich golden-brown pollen would make. Luckily our younger daughter Jane had come over  to examine a PhD and had read that the answer is to remove the stamens as these magnificent blooms open. Works a treat though the pistils look a bit weird on their own surrounded by beheaded stamens.