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Monday, November 27, 2006

Lilium


The plants of the genus Lilium are the true lily plants, comprising a genus of about 100 species in the lily family, Liliaceae. They are important as showy and large flowered garden plants, and in literature.

Range

Lilies are native to the northern temperate regions. Their range in the Old World extends across much of Europe, the north Mediterranean, across most of Asia to Japan, south to the Nilgiri mountains in India, and south to the Philippines. In the New World they extend from southern Canada through much of the United States. A few species formerly included within this genus have now been placed in other genera. These include Cardiocrinum and Nomocharis.

They are commonly adapted to either woodland habitats, often montane, or sometimes to grassland habitats. A few can survive in marshland and a single one is known to live as an epiphyte (L. arboricola). In general they prefer moderately acidic or lime-free soils.

Botany

Lilies are usually erect leafy stemmed herbs. The majority of species form naked or tunic-less scaly underground bulbs from which they overwinter. In some North American species the base of the bulb develops into rhizomes, on which numerous small bulbs are found. Some species develop stolons. A few species form bulbs at or near the soil surface .

Many species form stem-roots. With these, the bulb grows naturally at some depth in the soil, and each year the new stem puts out adventitious roots above the bulb as it emerges from the soil. These roots are in addition to the basal roots that develop at the base of the bulb.

The large flowers have three petals along with three petal-like sepals, often fragrant, and come in a range of colours ranging through whites, yellows, oranges, pinks, reds, purples, bronze and even nearly black. Markings include spots, brush strokes and picotees.

The plants are summer flowering. Most species are deciduous, but Lilium candidum bears a basal rosette of leaves for much of the year. Flowers are formed at the top of a single erect stem, with leaves being borne at intervals up the stem.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

A massage to the world:


Dear family, friends and visitors;

Welcome to Lily-Lida web site; this site created to honor, support and inspire our beloved Lida during her battle with the horrible disease of cancer and to let the world know that how wonderful is to have her among us as we go on with our prayers for her wellbeing.

It is for those of you as well who fight with cancer and is to encourage you to stay strong and bright during your turbulent voyage.

Before I begin my journey to create this web site, I would like to thank you all for your unconditional love and supports, thoughts and inspiring massages, even your warm hands and fateful prayers which hold us together and help us to deal with our gloom. Your supports make us stronger everyday and bring peace and tranquility to our lives.

Due to the interest of some of our good friends, I will do my best to update you on her condition on a daily basis as time permits.

Again thank you all for being there for Lida and her family.

Lily

Personal History

Lida was born in April 1975, in Tehran. As I was told she was a healthy, normal child from the beginning and had no threatening illnesses prior to her cancer diagnosis. In the past, she had only some episodes of cold and flu and at age thirteen tonsil removals surgery was performed on her due to a minor infection.As far as our family is concerned, my parents and sister were always healthy and never had any life threatening illness. Our Grandmother, my dad’s mom, on the other hand is a cancer survival for twenty-six years now; she is ninety-six years young.Lida has lived in Southern California for about twelve years; she lives close to her friends and relatives in Orange County. She has fate in higher power and I truly believe that she is a strong individual who can overcome any kind of obstacles, as she has in the past. She believes that for courageous people failure is never an option. She also believes that Life is something to cherish and to hold and there is no second opportunity to go back.