Sunday, March 04, 2007
More lilies? Why the hell not?
The wonderful Lily Garden sends out its catalog in fall and spring, so just in case we didn't order enough lilies in the fall, we have one more chance.
Normally, I buy all my lilies in the fall, with the rest of my bulbs. That way, you're getting the lilies when they're freshly harvested; in the spring, you're getting bulbs that have been kept in cold storage. So it's not ideal, but I trust this vendor. (Brent and Becky's, another good vendor, also has lilies in the spring.)
Of all the plants I grow, lilies, which are among the most exotic looking, have been the most reliable performers. So I'm always finding special nooks and crannies to squeeze more lilies in.
I'd love more martagons. I'd like to try the speciosum album again (last time I think McClure Zimmerman sent me Casa Blanca by mistake). And I'd especially like to get a speciosum rubrum that has a fragrance, as none I grow do.
(Sorry-fixed the link!)