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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

{Crinum Americanum - Swamp Lily}

Also in August and September we do have our Crinum Americanum or Swamp Lily blooming at their best.
Sorry for not having visited many blogs; had surgery on my left hand Friday and tomorrow I will get discharged from the hospital.
During the rainy week of September, husband Pieter captured this photo on the 24th.
Earlier, on August 9, I have taken this photo when they bloomed for the first time.
Very healthy leaves and lots of flowers but when it rains it is hard to enjoy them...
Again on September 24th.
They also produce lots of thick seeds!

Did any of you know this flower?



41 comments:

  1. so sorry for the surgery! i hope all will be well!

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    1. Dearest Theresa,
      The sun is shining bright and this afternoon or evening they probably will let me go...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Oh, 'Swamp Lily' another rare flower from you; very different and pretty♡♡♡ Amazing big (maybe) and thick seeds. I DO hope your fever settled perfectly and pain will go away immediately, my dear friend!
    Please Take Care and try not push yourself too much after coming home. Thinking about you and sending healing wishes.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Dearest Miyako,
      Indeed this Crinum Americanum is a lovely plant that blooms very lovely!
      Pain has not been an issue, a couple of hours after surgery; I am ready to go home! They just gave me another antibiotic via IV and mow I'm disconnected and ready to eat my breakfast!
      Thank you so much and hope they will discharge me in the afternoon or evening!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. I don't know your flower. I am sorry to here you are in hospital. I hope you are improving every day, and it won't be too long before you are home.
    Hugs Kay

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    1. Dearest Kay,
      Oh this Crinum Americanum will probably not have naturalized into Australia.
      Thank you, I am feeling great so I hope they let me go today!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Dearest Mariette,
    a wonderful Lilly, I never have seen one like this before!
    Good you got some seeds too!
    Happy new week to you,
    Love and hugs
    Claudia

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    1. Liebe Claudia,
      No this Crinum Americanum is native to our area and will not grow in Germany.
      Let's hope that for this new week I soon will be home again!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. Liebe Mariette,

    da kann ich nur schreiben WUNDERVOLL!
    Alles Liebe
    Elisabeth

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    1. Liebe Elisabeth,
      Ja, die Blüte ist wundervoll aber nicht so wundervoll dass ich noch immer im Krankenhaus bin!
      Liebe Grüße,
      Mariette

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  6. Dear Mariette, love yours flowers!
    i hope all will be well...
    Hugs! Manuela

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    1. Dearest Manuela,
      Thank you and foremost I want to go home today!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. Dearest Mariette,
    What happened to you???? I am so sorry to read you are in hospital for your hand!
    I wish you a very prompt recovery!!!
    I've still not received any notice from the post about your book.I so much look forward to receiving it!
    The swamp lilies are so fine and lovely, but I don't have any at home.
    Take care, dear friend!!
    Many many hugs!!!

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    1. Dearest Marie-Anne,
      Well I guess for little or no reason my body seems to attack itself; this time my entire hand got swollen... Surgically they did open up my index finger as the swelling started there, to take some cultures. The result came back after two days with nothing growing in them; of course it left the medical staff puzzled, like in 2010 when I got paralyzed because of a rare autoimmune disease. Guess it happened again but I'm full of antibiotics and eager to be home by tonight!
      Sorry for such a slow mail; nowadays things that would take only 4 days for The Netherlands, do take 14 days or more; no fun!
      Hope you soon get notified!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. That is such a beautiful lily! The white color stands out in dark day. I didn't know this flower, but I don't know most plants - I learn new things a lot here :-)
    Glad you are coming home. Please rest well. I hope you recover quickly xoxo

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      It surely is a beautiful lily! Only because our property is kind of huge, we can grow a likewise huge variety of plants.
      Yes I sure do hope they let me go home today!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Dear Mariette i hope you will be soon back home,again!
    I'm so sorry for the surgery,and wish you a good recovery and without pain!
    I'll pray for you my friend!Take care!Hugs!(The flower is so beautiful!!)
    Dimi...

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    1. Dearest Dimi,
      Glad that I did have lots of blogposts scheduled... Loved to show our late summer blossoms and miss being able to walk out in the sunshine...
      The pain is gone, only when they dress it new, it hurts when they press an Iodoform packing strip into the small cut.
      Hope to be sleeping in my own bed tonight.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Liebe Mariette,
    was für eine schöne Blüte. Die Sumpf-Lilie kannte ich noch nicht.
    Was hast du denn mit deiner Hand gemacht?? Du Ärmste! Ich wünsche dir eine ganz baldige Genesung. Zum Glück ist es die linke Hand, oder bist du Linkshänderin? Aber eigentlich ist es immer nicht gut, wenn man gesundheitlich angeschlagen ist. Ich wünsche dir, dass alles ganz schnell wieder gut wird.

    Ganz liebe Genesungswünsche schickt dir über den Ozean

    Elvira

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    1. Liebe Eva,
      Diese Sumpf-Lilie wächst ja auch nur hier in der USA.
      Nein ich bin nicht linkshändig aber das typen mit zehn Finger geht vielleicht noch nicht sofort...
      Mein Zeigefinger war sehr geschwollen und dann die ganze Hand. Im Januar 2010 hatte ich auch schon zu tun mit so ein Angriff am eigenem Körper wobei ich völlig gelähmt war wegen eine seltene Form von Autoimmune Krankheit.
      Freitag wurde den Finger operativ geöffnet und auch lies man Kulture wachsen im Labor. Gestern kam raus das überhaupt nicks gewachsen ist; an sich gut aber es bleibt für das Medische Team ein Rätsel und auch für mich. Ich habe via I.V. Viel Antibiotika und auch Flüßigkeit zugedient bekommen und das Fieber ist runter. Ich soll heuteabend heim gehen dürfen...
      Liebe Grüße,
      Mariette

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    2. Sorry, ich meinte natürlich liebe Elvira...

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  11. Dear Mariette,
    I have been worried about you since you left a comment that you were cold in the hospital! Hope you are recovering, my Dear! Your swamp lily is very unusual and pretty. You always grow the most amazing flowers! I have not seen or heard of these. I hope they multiply for you and I hope all is healing nicely.
    Hugs xo
    Karen

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    1. Dearest Karen,
      Thank you but I am home by now and recovering from surgery to my left index finger. Did sleep very well in my own bed after 5 nights in the hospital.
      This swamp lily is a beauty and we got plenty of them, in both our garden beside the gazebo and a bigger patch in the wood garden.
      Sending you hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. Lieve Mariette .....
    ik vondt het erg dat ik gelezen had dat je een operatie hebt gehad ...
    ik wens je beterschap en hopelijk ben je snel hersteld ..
    heel veel liefs en tot hoors

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    1. Lieve Nieneke,
      Ja, een pech week kun je het wel noemen maar ik ben weer thuis en mag zelf de verzorging doen vanaf nu. In een week na de zeven dagen orale antibiotica zal het wel een heel eind genezen zijn.
      Liefs en hartelijk dank!
      Mariette

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  13. Liebe Mariette,
    ich lese gerade deine Antwort auf Elviras Kommentar. Egal, Hauptsache, es wird besser und du darfst nachhause. Die Lilie ist wunderschön. Wir haben hier rosafarbene Crinum im Gartencenter. Da sind die Blüten aber riesengroß, fast wie Amaryllis.
    Liebe Grüße, Johanna

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    1. Liebe Johanna,
      Ja gut dass du mitgelesen hattest. Ich bin wieder heim seid 19:30 Uhr gestern abend. Gut geschlafen im eigenen Bett und nach diese 7 Tage orale Antibiotika wird es bestimmt viel besser sein.
      Diese Blüte ist sehr lieb aber es gibt insgesamt ganz viele davon wie du schon rausgefunden hast. Diese ist nur die Sorte die hier vor kommt.
      Ganz liebe Grüsse,
      Mariette

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  14. Lieve Mariette,

    Wat naar dat je plotseling in het ziekenhuis terecht kwam en geopereerd moest worden aan hand.Hoop dat alles goed gegaan is en dat je spoedig mag herstellen.En wanneer er iets uit kweek komt er goede behandeling zal volgen.
    Prachtige bloem die je hier laat zien,ik ken hem niet,alhoewel ik even moest denken aan Pancratium maritimum die op Kreta op het strand bloeien,maar toen ik ging zoeken op namen en afbeeldingen blijkt het toch niet zo te zijn.

    Wil je van harte beterschap wensen en lieve groet!!!
    Ger

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    1. Lieve Ger,
      Ja het leven is nu eenmaal vol met verrassingen... Maar ik ben weer thuis sinds gisteravond 19:30u en dat is al heel wat. Thuis rust je ook beter in je eigen bed.
      Nog 7 dagen lang de orale antibiotica en dan zal het wel weer goed zijn.
      Nee, deze bloem is wel erg typisch voor hier. Mooi gezicht en ze groeien zo in de volle grond en komen elk jaar terug en ook meer.
      Dank je voor de goeie wensen en liefs terug,
      Mariette

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  15. Dearest Mariette,
    I'am very sorry my thinking was a tight impossible modt important to what can worrying your hand really does not help. I makes a hugg defference for your health sending you hugs and nice tine for you and Pieter.
    I has writing in here yesterday....
    Hugs and love to you!
    Michiko

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    1. Dearest Michiko,
      Thank you for your well wishes! I am back home so the healing will go better from now on.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  16. Liebe Mariette,
    ohjee...ich wünsche dir von Herzen gute Besserung. ♥
    Möge es dir bald wieder gut gehen du Liebe.
    Du schreibst das du eine autoimmune Krankheit hast.
    Seit über einem Jahr weiss ich, dass ich auch drei autoimmune Krankheiten habe. Ich bin wirklich froh gewesen zu hören, dass ich tatsächlich was habe nach vielen Jahren von Schmerzen und körperlichen Problemen.

    Alles liebe und gute dir!
    Julia

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    1. Liebe Julia,
      Danke vielmals! Ja es ist immer komplizierter bei jeder Eingriff oder jede Krankheit... Aber wenn man schon wissen kann, weswegen, das hilft uns schon weiter.
      Bin aber noch so müde, ob ich zu hause die erste Nacht auch gut geschlafen habe.
      Wir warten ab, in einer Woche mit meine orale Antibiotika Kur muss es schon besser sein.
      Liebe Grüsse,
      Mariette

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  17. Wow, what a gorgeous flower - one that I did not know about.... I wish you a speedy recovery with your hand. Hope all is well and sending big warm hugs to you dear friend

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    1. Dearest Eli,
      Thank you, it is one that grows here mainly.
      Guess with being home now, I can say the worst lies behind me... Looking forward to better times again.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  18. Fotografie bellissime. Buona giornata...ciao.

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    1. Caro Giancarlo,
      Grazie è davvero bellissimo.
      Anche per tu una buona settimana.
      Mariette

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  19. hola amiga querida! que linda fotografia!! esa flor es realmente una belleza

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    1. Dearest Angélica,
      A special beauty for sharing with others, we always enjoy its blooming time.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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