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Rain Lilies welcome the Monsoon

My terrace garden is bursting with Rain Lilies!


The wonderful monsoon season has caused a riot of colors...


Rain lilies bloom usually a few days after a rain



The flowering cycle can be artificially triggered by leaving them dry for a week. Water them a bit later and up they come.


Care should be taken with the plants since many of the parts, leaves, bulbs etc. are currently considered toxic.


Common Names: fairy lily, rainflower, zephyr lily, magic lily, Atamasco lily, and rain lily.
Binomial Name: Zephyranthes

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  2. Lovely colours. And nice photography too.

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  3. Nice... that too all of them in your terrace garden..

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  4. These are such cheerful flowers, isn't it amazing what a little rain can do?

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  5. wow the last pic is so good ...like post card pic

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  6. Those white ones are gorgeous.

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  7. I prefer the white ones. Not that the others aren't beautiful.
    Have a nice day.
    Mormor

    http://www.starbear.no/mormor/2013/06/13/abstrakt-nok/

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  8. All lovely and such brilliant colors!

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  9. What pretty, dainty blossoms! I love little flowers and yours are just awesome.

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  10. Beautiful. The shots of the three white lilies are so pretty.

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  11. So bright and cheerful! Thank you for sharing with Photo Art Friday.

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  12. I love that 7 petals lily!

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  13. Never heard of rain lilies, but they sure are pretty.

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  14. Pretty rain lilies! Thanks for joining us at Orange You Glad.

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  15. Rain lillies are new to me, they sure are lovely!

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  16. As lovely as the first time.
    Mormor

    http://www.starbear.no/mormor/2013/06/14/dreamy/

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  17. I know rainlilies and i find them cute. I wonder why i am not planting them. I can see them flowering year round here too.

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  18. They are just beautiful, Shiju. Today in Mumbai, the rain is so intense, I can't even see the Arabian Sea in the distance. The crows are grounded but I can hear them cawing in the distance. Talk about a deluge. I think we need to start building an arc.

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  19. Excellent shots of these beautiful flowers.

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  20. It always gives so much pleasure whenever I visit your blog.... Colorful pictures with a lovely blog theme.... Really liked these bunch of white and pink flowers.......


    You may also find Kenfoliosinteresting......

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  21. I've not heard of a rain lily but we have day lilies here.

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  22. Wow, they are perfect, and you captured them magnificently. Thank you so much for sharing them at our party Shiju, have a great weekend,
    BiTi
    http://www.pret-a-vivre.com/2013/06/ready-to-waltz-its-party-time_13.html

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  23. These flowers are beautiful and your photos are amazing! Thanks for linking up to our very first POMA lnkup!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  24. Stunning and Gorgeous. I've never seen a Rain Lily before but if they would grow here (which they probably wouldn't) they would be in my garden. Thank you for sharing their beauty with us.

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  25. Have not seen the rain lily before, great photos all, but the last is my favorite. Ginger V

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  26. Stunning photos! Which camera and lens? Hope it's OK if I add your blog to my blog-roll.

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  27. Lovely flowers. Hope you'd find time to visit my Anthurium.

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  28. so perfectly photographed, these gorgeous lilies....I would love a bouquet....

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  29. These are absolutely gorgeous and I thank you so much for sharing them with Today's Flowers.

    Would you be willing to share two or three of your favorite flower photos on our home page in our Guest Friend spot? If you are interested you can send them to me at luvinwildlife@hotmail.com, and if you could please put ‘TODAY’S FLOWERS’ in the subject line, this would prevent it from dropping into my spam folder. As friends send me their photos I add them to a list in the order received, and let them know when they will be shown.

    Thank you for considering this and absolutely no pressure, we are just very grateful that you share your flowers with us whenever you can.

    Wishing you a happy weekend,
    Denise
    Today’s Flowers
    An English Girl Rambles

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  30. Gorgeous flowers and marvelous captures as always, Shiju! Thanks for sharing the beauty!

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  31. Your flowers are beautiful.

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  32. Very beautiful photography. I am coming here from POMA

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  33. Your tulips are absolutely gorgeous! Great captures!

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  34. Oh fabulous shots! Picture postcard perfect!

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  35. I thought it is only here in the US that we have a weird weather. But then flowers to love it and some of my flowers that does not bloom in years are blossoming now and the colors are awesome!
    Great shots!! Thanks for sharing.

    Kim,USA

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  36. I have put them in pots and they act so pricy to bloom you know?
    Lovely pics Shiju.

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    1. Agree. It's a joy once they start blooming in abundance in the rainy season. By watering once in ten days I get them to bloom throughout the year.

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  37. Absolutely beautiful and delicate!

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  38. Beautiful photos and nice colors.

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  39. Very cool....they look so pristine and perfect♫ My catching the Light: http://lauriekazmierczak.com/o-spacious-skie/

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  40. They are very beautiful! I love that pink one.

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  41. SO lovely and fresh! Thanks for sharing on WTS...

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  42. Stunning colours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  43. You must have such a beautiful garden!!

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  44. Stunning I really do like your photos.

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  45. Gorgeous photos. Have a fabulous week!

    Liz (mlc)
    Liz (yacb)

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  46. What gorgeous rain lilies. Love the colors!

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  47. Lovely!!! Guess the monsoons are worth it!!!

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  48. Beautiful flowers. Happy MOM.

    Mine are here and here.

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  49. Wow, these are lovely lilies. Beautiful colors and your photos are delightful!

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  50. Rain does bring all the beautiful flowers and you took some beautiful photos... Michelle fr n Nature Notes

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  51. I think these are my favourites of yours so far. So fresh and bright and such precise, clean edges!
    Thank you for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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  52. They are delightfully lovely.

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  53. Your LIlies are beautiful! I like the pink flowers the best although the green centers on the white flowers are nice too.

    I only grow the Pink Oxblood Lilies. Mine came up again this year, check out my picture. Oxblood Lily Blooming

    I like your site, beautiful pictures and good information. DO you ever trade plant?

    Michael

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    1. Thanks. I have a small terrace garden. Gardening is just a hobby, never thought about trading.

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  54. Hi Shiju,
    You should give the Pink Oxblood Lilies a try, they do well in containers as long as they get water.

    Michael

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