It has been a very busy couple months. Things are starting to slow down some and I have time to write. The garden has continued on. The garden no longer is the sad display it was in the winter months but is so full of green and lush. We went from winter to summer with not much of a transition but has been hot.
The Lilies have loved the hot weather and have out done themselves this year and have been magnificent. I have a soft spot for Lilies. The scent of them when one is out in the garden is magical. I would have fields full of Lilies if I could.
My largest lily in the garden reached 7 – 8′ tall, Altari. I counted 14 flower buds on one stalk! One can imagine that 14 flower buds equal a very heavy load on the stalks. So lets just say we have a very nice large arrangement of lilies inside. Next year I have to figure out a way to stake them.
I have a few more in my collection that have not bloomed yet and are later bloomers. Still looking to add some more to my collection, I have been stalking the websites of B&D Lilies and The Lily Garden. I will more than likely have more in my collection next year. 🙂
Does anyone have a preference to any?
Bondini has great yellow and pink coloring to the flowers. Looks great with purple flowers. Fragrant.
Iona. What can I say other than “LOVE IT!” First season in so the plant is small but I am definitely looking forward to seeing how large it gets next year. Slightly fragrant, possible stronger next year??
This is another new one to the garden but I could not figure out which one it was. Hopefully next year it will be bigger so I can see the true form. Slightly fragrant, the freckles are wonderful.
Here is one from a Orienpet lily mixture I bought several years back. The yellow is wonderful lemon yellow. Very fragrant!