To say I love lilies is an understatement! They just make me stand and stare at God’s awesomeness in their beauty. Oh, but I do wish they would bloom longer. I know there are ways to stretch out the lily bloom season by staggering planting bulbs and plants, but in the spring when I’m crazy busy in the gardens, that’s just to much to think about. Lilies are so easy to grow. Basically, you dig a hole about six inches deep and put in 3 -5 bulbs and cover them. They can either be planted in the fall or in the spring. Unfortunately, I don’t have the names of most of my lilies. Also, I tend to buy lilies at big box stores and they are just a mixed bag.
I love this bright yellow, and so does Mr. Granddaddy Long-Leg.
Next up, is this bunch of Casa Blanca Oriental Lilies. Oh, the smell…
Over the years, these pink Asiatic lilies were definitely my favorites. For several years, they just got bigger and better. They were gorgeous and I wish I could find those same bulbs again. If any of you have any ideas of what they are called, please leave a comment.
These orange lilies were under a tree in the front yard of our former home. I think I tried for about 3 years in a row to dig them up and move them, and every year I broke the stems off the bulbs and couldn’t get to the bulbs. I finally decided to leave them and work around them, and this is the result. Aren’t they gorgeous.
These Asiatic lilies are called Patricia’s Pride. They were beautiful for about two years and then they just got scrawny. I loved them enough that I bought some more for our new house.
Stargazers – another yummy, delicious smelling Oriental Lily.
Here’s another grouping of Stargazer Oriental lilies, along with Purple Coneflower and Black-Eyed Susan.
I’m not sure of the name of this beauty, but who needs a name when you look like this.
These are my all-time favorites, oh wait, I think I already said that about the pink ones. This was the best these lilies ever looked. The rabbits usually chomped off the tops as soon as they popped out of the ground in the spring before I could protect them.
Here’s a new addition to my gardens this year – Tiny Glow Asiatic Lily. I love this color and I added these in a few different gardens.
A neighbor brought over a huge pot of lilies that she’d dug up and asked me if I wanted them. Of course, I said yes please. I was really hoping they wouldn’t be ugly when they bloomed and they weren’t.
I’ve shared these before, but I can’t help myself, I just keep taking more and more pictures of them. I purchased a big bag of Oriental Lily bulbs from Costco in the spring and they’ve been awesome. Here’s to hoping they come back next year.
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