I have some beautiful yellow Conca d’ Oro lilies that grow under our bedroom window. These lily bulbs were a gift from Amara’s Mommy 4 or 5 years ago and I just love them. This year they are not quite as pretty as they were last year but that is my own fault. I waited until spring to divide the bulbs and I should have done it in the fall but they are still wonderful and next year will be their best year yet.
Amara had gone out and looked at them with her Mommy and me the night before when Mommy and Daddy dropped her off. Jenna loves seeing them, too. But even so, the first thing Amara and I did on Saturday morning was go out and look at them again. Morning is the best time. It is always so breathtaking to see each new one that is opening up and I think Amara enjoys seeing this as much as I do so.
And she says to me “Grandma, we could do an experiment and put food color in the water and the lily will change colors.” It wasn’t really a question so I didn’t answer her because I wasn’t sure I knew where my food coloring was or that it was fresh enough to use. I found it and it was so I grabbed the scissors and Amara and told her — Pick 2! She picked the 2 colors to use — red and blue and added it to the water. And we waited. And we waited. She thought it would take a couple of hours. I had no clue I was just having fun. Well, its days later and while the lilies have opened up and it does smell fabulous in here — they didn’t change colors!
Our Experiment failed but…
the house smells wonderful!
This post has been linked to the GRAND Social blogging event at Grandmas Briefs.Tags: backyard, Conca d'Oro Lilies, science experiment