Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Beach Planter Follow-up

It has been a while since I shared the Beach Planter with you. Yes, I have a little beach in my Georgia Gardens. Click HERE to see how this garden began.
  I thought now would be a great time for a revisit as the Formosa Lily is in full bloom! Lola, thank you so much for this wonderful gift that keeps on giving to me year after year!
I just love this lily and how tall the thing becomes.
A banana tree once was here but it was moved after Tina posted on how they can damage a house's foundation. In the spot was placed a Silver Fan Palm back in 2010. The Palm survived a freak ice and snow storm as did the Lily. The base got a fresh coat of sand this spring and the Crab came to life with a bit of color added as well.
I just love this lily as it is so darn beautiful glowing in the sun shine! Here you see the most blooms of her yet. At this rate, we shall have to make a change in time as I know she will outgrow this planter. I can see a future BEACH PLANTER FOLLOW-UP, In the Garden... 

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  1. It is still looking really good. Wow on the lily! I bet it smells wonderful. That is a super good lily. The palm is beautiful. I have a liking for palms as they are so architectural-and tough too.

  2. Your lily is beautiful! I bet it does smell really good...Moms stargazers did not do well this year cos of the heat. That is a really nice idea to do a theme in part of your yard, Mom says she wishes we lived closer so we could come visit your little piece of paradise.
    have a great one
    Stella Rose

  3. I love your beach garden(-: The lily is beautiful!

  4. What a beautiful lily! I can't believe how many blooms it has!

  5. Hello Everyone, My commenting is limited as I am assisting my mother with recovery after hip surgery....

    Tina, Had I known the palm would bite back (thorns) I may have thought twice about getting it....

    Stella Rose, hey, the Welcome mat is always out so come for a visit some time!

    Jennifer, thanks!

    Cindee, well hello there girl! This is my little reminder of our future (hopefully) home on the beach...

    Rose, there are more blooms each year. I cannot wait to see how many I shall have next year...

    Cherry, thanks! I enjoyed creating this little planter...

  6. What a beautiful display. Thanks for the update.

  7. Great looking "beach" theme Skeeter. My lilies have just finished blooming. They do tend to get tall. I don't mind as they are, for the most part, in front of the chain link fence. They do come up in other places. lol

  8. I really love the Lily! It is so tall! All of the amaryllis and lillies that I have in the gardens have stopped blooming for the year I believe. Nice to see that your is still going strong!

  9. What a fun display. The lily makes a lovely addition to the vignette.

  10. Wow on the lily. I do not think I have ever seen one that tall so it must be happy as all get out at the "beach"!