Friday, July 13, 2007
Lilies run amok
Cheryl and I thought we had it all figured out. Martagons and Asiatics in June, trumpets in early July, orienpets in mid-July, and orientals in later July, with speciosum rubum finishing up.
It's not working. I have Asiatics, trumpets, orienpets, and orientals all blooming at once, and so does Cheryl (shown at top). What's wrong with that? Well, we'd like to be able to enjoy lilies all summer, and I'm not totally sure that will happen. The rubrum in my yard are still small, thank goodness, and it looks like I will have some henryi and a few orientals for Garden Walk.
I would like everything to slow down. We had a very hot, sunny May and this is the result. As always, summer's going way too fast; the lilies provide graphic visual evidence.
Other images: yellow trumpets with ferns/hosta and Silk Road from the GWI garden.