Sunday, August 16, 2009

Changing the Planter

By Skeeter

Last year was my first try at growing lilies in my Georgia Garden. The Saint brought them home to me after running an errand at Lowes. What a Saint indeed...
You all know I am a "Learn as you Go" type gardener so I was not sure if the Lilies would return this year. To my delight, they arrived and still show me a bloom or two even though the Dog Days of Summer. I do believe this is Stella.
Since I had luck with the Lilies, I decided to add more to my Semi-Formal Garden. I selected a planter and put in 2 Darling Deception, 2 Pandora's Box and 2 Blueberry Candy. They never bloomed this year but seem to be growing well.
I planted 5 of the Serena Angelonia that I talked about a few weeks ago to the back of the Lilies. I thought they too were purple but a lighter purple almost lavender or pink instead. I recently noticed the difference in colors. Duh, you would have thought I would have noticed that sooner. But with them being further away, I just did not notice until snapping pictures. We have spent less time sitting in this garden and more at the patio this year. That is my story and I am sticking to it. lol. To the front of this planter is Dusty Miller, Red and White Begonia. Here is a close up of the pretty flowers that have pleased me all summer long with their beautiful blooms.
The Lilies only give me green foliage for now so Serena is a welcome to the area. Tomorrow, I will show you where two more Serena's are located. I really do like CHANGING THE PLANTER, In the Garden...

22 comments:

  1. I like the planter in the pathway area, really nice composition. Love the Angelonia.

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  2. I have DayLilies and Serena Angelonia in my garden too. Deers stop by every night to enjoy their snack. I guess they eat everything.

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  3. They look great. Next year those lilies will bloom up a storm. Love that angelonia!

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  4. I especially like the last shot, with all those Angelonia -- beautiful. I think your daylily is 'Happy Returns' -- Stella is more of a melon color.

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  5. Beautiful planter, aren't the short lilies something else?

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  6. Good Morning everyone. Today is my last few moments in TN as I must get back home to my Saint and fur babies. He is falling apart without me. He broke his watch, chainsaw and Lord knows what else. He needs me to keep it all together. hee hee.... So I will be taking off in a little bit for that wonderful (NOT) drive through Atlanta Urggg....

    Janet, thanks, Angie is a beauty...

    Vuejardin, So far (knock wood)the deer have not touched Angie or the Lilies but there is always tomorrow! Ug...

    Tina, I too hope they bloom up a storm next year. My kind of storm even though I do enjoy the rain :)

    Sweet Bay, Oh, I will have to do a bit of reseach on the lily and maybe see if I can find the tag. Then I will know for sure. Cute little dwarf lily for sure whatever she is... I think lilies are female do you? :)

    i must get now, long drive ahead of me today... Gosh, I hope it is not so hot on my next TN visit but at least no rain to spoil my fun!

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  7. Oops Dawn we posted at the same time. Not sure, I will look into them a bit more and see if I can find the tags... gotta run now...

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  8. Great gardens as always Skeeter. My daughter beat me to the punch by saying the lilies will bloom next year!!

    Hope your trip home is peaceful and safe.

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  9. I hope you arrive home safe Skeeter. You have a lovely garden as always. I too think the lilies will bloom profusely next yr.

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  10. What a beautiful garden area! I love the shape of it. Can't wait to see how it looks when the daylilies are blooming.

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  11. Day lilies are new to me. It seems I'm seeing them bloom non stop all over the place BUT not in my garden.
    Maybe I need more !
    Very sharp looking semi formal beds!

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  12. I think the best gardeners work like you learning by doing. Great pics.

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  13. I like the shape and layout of your bed. It's filling in nicely!

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  14. I love yellow with purple or blue. Your daylily is a soft yellow, so it may be the rebloomer, 'Happy Returns'. I have it and Stella in my garden. Stella is more gold. Happy is now blooming for the umpteenth time this summer. My favorite.

    Cameron

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  15. Skeeter, I'm so happy you've been bitten by the daylily bug..lol! I grow each of your variety listed...you will love them all! They DO look healthy so next year, they'll be loaded with blooms :)
    Lynn

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  16. Hello! Your garden looks very nice. I am a huge fan of Daylillies and have Stella too. I also just purchuased 'Pandora's' Box this year all t did was push out a small insignifigant bloom and started to grow foliage.

    Jake

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  17. Hello everyone. I am back in GA and playing catch up with a weeks worth of missed stuff....

    Thanks for your comments and welcome Jake as I dont recall seeing you here before!

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  18. I found the tag to the dwarf daylily and it reads:
    Stella d'Oro Daylily

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  19. Can't wait to see those daylilies blooming! Great work!

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  20. Charlotte, Welcome to “In the Garden” and thanks for stopping by! I cant wait for the lilies to bloom and I’m hoping for lots of color from them next year...

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