Maryland Blogger: Oriental Hybrid Lily, Longwood Gardens IMG 2237

Oriental Hybrid Lily, Longwood Gardens IMG 2237

Oriental Hybrid Lily, Longwood Gardens IMG 2237


I photographed this Oriental Hybrid Lily during a visit to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. The current special annual exhibit is A Longwood Christmas. Longwood Gardens is a wonderful travel destination and is one of our favorite places to visit.


Subhash Sharma  This exquisite looking Oriental /Asiatic lily belongs to a group of flowers which come in a blend of colours ranging from white, yellow, orange, pink to red and now also has a number of hybrids which look even more lovely. White typically symbolizes peace, innocence, marriage and purity throughout both the Eastern and Western civilizations. As a whole, warm colours, such as red, orange and yellow, represent energy, creativity, drive and passion of the human spirit. Individually, each colour denotes its own variety of human traits. The colour red signifies passion, blood, war, intensity, strength and excitement. Large quantities of red-collared light is said to stimulate the metabolism and heart rate physically throughout the human body. Orange and yellow represent happiness, optimism, imagination and hope, while pink is said to symbolize long-lasting love, healing and romance.

Mr. Sharma is a Facebook friend from India. He now lives in Ireland and frequently comments on my photographs as I post them on Facebook.


Oriental Hybrid Lily, Longwood Gardens, Photograph by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Oriental Hybrid Lily, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 2237
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Comment balloon 18 commentsRoy Kelley • December 16 2015 12:19PM



This is one of my favorite lilies.  It reminds me of the gigantic bouquet one of our clients sent us, when we bought our LA home. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 4 years ago

Roy, love the photo of the  Oriental Hybrid Lily...the petals are white as snow and makes the red and green pop.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 4 years ago

Hi Roy, beautiful, wish one was on my desk right now. Didn't know anything about this lily, thanks for the information.

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) over 4 years ago

Hi Roy,

Thank you for sharing this beautiful photo of this amazing lily.

Posted by Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Samsel & Associates) over 4 years ago

Roy, the Oriental Hybrid Lily just "pops" the holiday season! Thanks for sharing it!

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 4 years ago

Thank you for the wonderful picture.  Also, thank you for sharing the explanation from Mr. Sharma.

Posted by Joan Dickie, Keller Williams Premier Realty (Keller Williams Premier Realty) over 4 years ago

Another great one Roy Kelley .....Hope you had a great day in MD!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) over 4 years ago

I hope to be able to visit Longwood Gardens sometime, as it seems like such a beautiful place!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) over 4 years ago

Hi Roy, that is a lovely photo of the oriental hybrid lilly, thanks for sharing it.

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) over 4 years ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 4 years ago

The purity of that white lily is spectacular!  The color is especially fitting for this time of year!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 4 years ago

Hi Roy Kelley thanks for sharing another beautiful flower to brighten our day. Happy New Year.

Posted by Ted Glover, ABR in Moultrie, Georgia 229-854-5422 (Alderman Classic Realty, LLC) over 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing this beautiful lily, Roy Kelley 

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Great photography Roy, thank you.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 4 years ago

Wow...the detail in your photographes is amazing. I'm working on trying to capture that with my new camera. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 4 years ago

Hi Roy.  That is a incredibly beautiful photo of an incredibly beautiful lily.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 4 years ago

That is so pretty Roy and love the contrast of the red against the white. Perfect for Christmastime,isn't it?

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 4 years ago

Thanks, again, for your comments and for your continued support.

Happy New Year!

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 4 years ago