By SKEETERLilies thrived in my Georgia Gardens this year! This post is a bit late in coming but I reckon we can say, Better late then never...
I have only been growing lily for about 3 years. I can only wonder why it took me so long to get the Lily Bug? I say "bug" as there are so many different lilies out there and I want to have them all! I have shades of yellow which glow at night. This yellow is not the same as the previous yellow lily. I have so many different lilies now that I can only guess at the names of them. I just call them things such as; the yellow lily, the peach lily, etc. This one is so pretty but the camera just does not capture its true creamy colors. But still a pretty picture to me.
The little butterfly loves this Peachy colored one.
This is a smaller lily but blooms for a long period of time in my gardens. I saw one blooming a few days ago in this heat. Wow, I was shocked to see one blooming so late in the year.
The lilies started opening up for me in late May. With having so many different types, I am rewarded with staggered bloom times thus, lots of lily time.
This one reminds me of my High School colors of Purple and Gold. Go Wildcats!
The fancier ones are in the Semi-Formal Garden. This year I did not plant an accompanying flower with them and their planters are bare looking right now.
I do not know too much about lily but am learning as I go. That is the way I roll in my garden. I pulled the dead foliage from below the plants and also the long stems of the flower once they are completely dried out. I don't know if this is correct or not but that is what I do for a cleaner look to the beds.
They are all mulched with pine straw or leaves from the trees above. I do not fertilize them. I don't fertilized much in my gardens. I go with nature taking care of its own.
I wonder why this year, these lilies were smaller in size but lots of them on this one plant.
Why would they grow such as this when last year I had less blooms but huge in size? This year more blooms but smaller in size? Hum, anyone out there in blogland know the answer to my puzzling question? Do I need to divide them?
I divided some other lily plants and moved them to other spots not expecting them to bloom this year. But guess what? They did bloom for me! It looks as though every lily I moved survived.I was lucky to see so many lilies as we have had little rain and extreme heat this year. Today's 7 day forecast has pretty much been the forecast for some time now. I had to be sure to keep the plants moist even back in the month of May. It has been one hot year...
I had such joy with my 2011 LILY'S, In the Garden...
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