|A stem of my tigers.|
The current Taliesin Preservation Foundation owns an 800-acre campus including buildings from nearly every decade of Wright’s career. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation owns Wright’s Spring Green WI and Scottsdale AR estates.
|My tiger and phlox.|
Whether you like Wright’s personal life or his professional work, his landscaping work is awesome. The history of Wright’s life is as intriguing as any suspense novel; especially surrounding Taliesin.
One book you might enjoy is “The Gardens of Frank Lloyd Wright” by Derek Fell.
With the history and life of Wright published in many books and articles, this article will focus on one of his favorite plants: the orange Tiger Lily.
|A Tiger from my garden|
The tiger description comes from the black speckled spots on the petals. They bloom late summer on 30-36 inch stems.
Like so many old garden plants, you have to want to have a piece of history, search out where to find and then let residents of your home enjoy them for another several hundred years.
|From my garden|
|Tiger Lilies at the Hopewell Cemetery, Howard County IN|
Tiny bulblets on the stem fall and root themselves for easy increasing but I don’t find them invasive. They transplant easily. Old House Gardens is supplying Taliesin’s gardens with these lilies for their garden restoration project.
|Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota.|
With thousands of tiger lilies - Web picture
Want a little history? A little Frank Lloyd Wright design? Want to fill out a Japanese garden? Need a splash of orange in late summer? Need something totally easy? The orange tiger lily “Splendens” is totally splendid!
|Found on line by unknown artist.|