Photo by Melody

Lilies: Is it Spring anywhere? #2

Communities > Forums > Lilies
bookmark
Forum: LiliesReplies: 54, Views: 482
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 26, 2011
5:11 AM

Post #8521046

we came from here:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1080357/
This is Goldstone

Thumbnail by ge1836
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 26, 2011
5:12 AM

Post #8521050

the other lily is Starlette

Thumbnail by ge1836
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 26, 2011
5:19 AM

Post #8521065

Here are the lilies and companions.

Thumbnail by ge1836
Click the image for an enlarged view.

cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

April 26, 2011
6:46 AM

Post #8521246

Ge, these are lovely. Are these from this year or last?
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

April 26, 2011
7:00 AM

Post #8521273

Oh, I have those, bearded iris, liatris, and monarda. Five years ago I wouldn't have had any idea what they were. Guess I am finally learning. Plus it's neat that I can grow at least some of what you guys can down south. No lilies but one little sprout yet but it's coming. My lilies are always very late in summer.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

April 28, 2011
3:09 AM

Post #8525598

Oh Ge, I'm going to like this thread :o)

I'm blown away by your lilies! I think the companions are perfect too, they are all favorites of mine :o)

I was going thru my gathered seeds yesterday, picking what I'd like to try and start. The Blazing Star was one choice. You can never have too many and I don't.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2011
3:11 AM

Post #8525602

Some of my lily pix arent mine. The one that heads the thread is from the online nursery. I just planted the bulbs yesterday. I will photo in July,when they bloom here.

newyorkrita

newyorkrita
North Shore of L. I., NY
(Zone 6b)

April 28, 2011
9:46 AM

Post #8526243

My lillies are growning all over the yard and it looks like it's going to be a great show this summer. Meanwhile, my spring bulbs are putting on the spring show in my garden.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2011
10:28 AM

Post #8526325

Guess winter is over!!!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

April 28, 2011
11:51 AM

Post #8526432

I have tulips breaking ground and crocus blooming. My Bea Mugua quince is forming leaves barely and one rose (hansa) has some 'bumps' on it that will soon be leaves. No lilies yet, but daylilies and bearded iris show growth (those that didn't rot). 39F this morning and frost on the ground @ 6:30am, gone now
Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

April 28, 2011
12:20 PM

Post #8526501

Brrr! It's been quite chilly here but we're up to 66 now ~ with sun! Haven't seen it for a while.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 28, 2011
12:51 PM

Post #8526605

60 mph wind warnings and they arent kidding. I can feel the temps dropping and while I slept with windows open last 2 nights, it will be 40's tonight so thats out.
SteveIndy
Greenwood, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 29, 2011
5:10 AM

Post #8527874

First lilies starting to open - yes!! This is London a day or two ago.

And i have Echinaceas (coneflowers) - everywhere. I planted a couple maybe two or three years ago and this year they are coming up like weeds all over my front yard. Anyone else find them almost - invasive? LOL

Thumbnail by SteveIndy
Click the image for an enlarged view.

irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

April 29, 2011
5:28 AM

Post #8527914

Yes Steve! I do! I have been pullling/digging them out of places that they aren't welcome, just leaving a few to continue growing. I do like the blooms in the late summer/fall so I don't want to eradicate them altogether!
Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

April 29, 2011
5:59 AM

Post #8527984

Me too!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

April 29, 2011
8:05 AM

Post #8528233

Interesting. I struggle to keep mine. In fact I am not sure if the ones I planted last summer will return.
jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 29, 2011
12:54 PM

Post #8528645

Great 1st Lily Steve.

newyorkrita

newyorkrita
North Shore of L. I., NY
(Zone 6b)

April 29, 2011
1:50 PM

Post #8528722

Great lily Steve. I had the opposite problem with my new hot colored coneflowers that I planted last spring. They did not come up this spring so they died on me over the winter. Bummer as they were just so pretty. I am not replacing them.
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

April 29, 2011
4:55 PM

Post #8529053

Echinaceas are a bit messy (wily), but one of the reasons I like to leave them is that the birds eat the seeds from the coneheads year round. Also, they come up mid-summer when other flowers except the playtcodon and tomatoes are gone. They outlast the lilies, and they're one of the few blooms still going when the dahlias die down after the first frost.
Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

April 29, 2011
5:40 PM

Post #8529129

That's very true. I do like to leave some flower-heads for the birds but I prefer to cut and lay them on the ground so they stay in a smaller area.
SteveIndy
Greenwood, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 29, 2011
5:58 PM

Post #8529160

You all make good points. Interesting because Echinaceas are not always cheap to buy at nurseries but at least in the middle of the country seem to thrive without effort. I do not like to cut them down and iris and cathy mentioned, they bloom mid and late summer when other things are finished or are giving up in the heat and add a lot of much needed color and texture. Still some of them are in awkward places like up against other perennials so I will have to move them this fall.
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

April 29, 2011
6:25 PM

Post #8529240

Same thing with my Black Eyed Susans. Have to keep them under control or they take over a bed!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 30, 2011
1:52 AM

Post #8529614

I tried leaving for Finches. There was 1 finch and he left a lot. Now I am weeding.
I used to have 10 birds at my old house. They came because I planter cosmos in the front yard.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2011
4:30 AM

Post #8531686

Ge, I look forward to seeing those you planted!

NY Rita, I look forward to seeing your's too!

Mstella, you aren't too far behind me. My crocus are done and only the early tulip has bloomed.

Moby and Ge, it's been cold, cloudy and windy here since the new year began. I'm so tired of warm for a couple days, cold for a week.

Steve, pretty lilies! Mine are just a few inches out of the ground :o(

My coneflowers are gaining too.

NY Rita, I'm anxious to see my colored coneflower seedlings that are growing. I doubt they are the same as the parent plant.

Cathy, that's why I like coneflowers. Also, because the butterflies like them.

Irisluvr, every once in a while I grub all the Susans out, but one or two manage to sneak back anyway :o)

Ge, same here. I just cut the stalks and set them up in the weeds across the road. I keep hoping the seeds will take and they will bloom over there too.
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2011
8:24 AM

Post #8532142

The lilies I ordered from Bert earlier this year are up!

Toronto
Blackout
Robina
Casa Blanca

They will go in the ground soon!

Debbie

Thumbnail by irisluvr0252
Click the image for an enlarged view.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 1, 2011
8:26 AM

Post #8532145

nice looking shoots.
SteveIndy
Greenwood, IN
(Zone 5b)

May 1, 2011
10:06 AM

Post #8532315

Looking good, iris!

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 2, 2011
5:46 AM

Post #8533963

Irisluvr, those loook really good! I have Casa Blanca and love it! The blooms are huge! It's tall enough to walk by and stick my nose into it, LOL! Beware the anthers :o)

But, I see I need to dig mine and replant in better dirt. One bulb is all babies now.
Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

May 22, 2011
6:07 AM

Post #8579056

GE ~ where did you get your Gold Stone lily?

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 23, 2011
9:30 AM

Post #8581865

Popping in to say hi. Anyone have lilies bloming yet? I'm just beginning with iris and am in Iris Heaven :o)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 23, 2011
12:57 PM

Post #8582309

No lilies in zone 6. Another 4 weeks but the rest of the garden will keep me amused in the meantime.
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

May 23, 2011
1:01 PM

Post #8582318

Mine have started! One began blooming yesterday! I will have to check the name and post a picture...if it isn't raining when I get home!

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2011
4:48 AM

Post #8583757

Awesome!
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2011
8:28 AM

Post #8584157

It is Anne Marie's Dream...got it from a Coop last fall.

Thumbnail by irisluvr0252
Click the image for an enlarged view.

irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2011
8:29 AM

Post #8584162

Another picture of the same Lily - Anne Marie's Dream. The plant is only about 24" tall at the moment. I can't recall how tall it is supposed to be.

This message was edited May 24, 2011 10:30 AM

Thumbnail by irisluvr0252
Click the image for an enlarged view.

cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

May 24, 2011
3:46 PM

Post #8584929

Love those double petals!

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 25, 2011
4:25 AM

Post #8585888

Irisluvr0252, she's beautiful!! I can almost feel the thick petals.
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

May 25, 2011
5:43 AM

Post #8585969

Thanks! When I planted the bulbs last fall, 2 of them already had sprouted and was about 6" tall. I worried that the winter would do them in but those are the ones that are blooming!

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 25, 2011
6:25 AM

Post #8586044

irisluvr0252, that would have worried me too. I have one, that the bulbs brought themselves to the surface, and they are doing fine so far. as far as I know it's am Asiatic. I'll have to research that. I thought only the Madonna Lily liked to be close to the top. I had planted this one a good 4'' deep, according to it's size.
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

May 25, 2011
7:57 AM

Post #8586225

My Madonna Lily will bloom soon too! This one seems to like the location where it is planted. I've had the Madonna Lily in another location and they just don't do well there.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 25, 2011
2:43 PM

Post #8586972

Iris, I love your lily. I've never heard of it - you have some unique ones.

BP, one of my Silk Roads moved to the surface - it was visible - and HUGE. I dug it up, put it in a pot with one of my roses and it shot up like a rocket.

I was given two lovely bulbs (Pink Heaven, an LO) I neglected so long that they sprouted in their package, and then planted terribly. They did not bloom last year. This year I dug them up and put them in a pot and I can almost hear their little voices squeaking "thank you! thank you!") as they grow like mad.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 25, 2011
4:13 PM

Post #8587093

I thought I wa the only one who heard bulb talk. I never mentioned it because of
you - - - know ,being commited to the booby hatch.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 25, 2011
7:21 PM

Post #8587509

Oh, GE, I'm long past the bobby hatch stage! (Do yours have squeaky voices too?)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 26, 2011
1:01 AM

Post #8587792

Why nooooo! Low soft Lauren Bacall type.
jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 26, 2011
2:41 AM

Post #8587804

2nd Lily - a yellow Pixie (some hail damage)

Thumbnail by jmorth
Click the image for an enlarged view.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 26, 2011
4:54 AM

Post #8587966

Irisluvr0252, my friend who passed gave me a container of Madonnas. I loved them. One year all bloomed after being planted outside. The next year a few. After that. Nothing. I haven't tried them since, but I really liked them.

Donna, I left it and it's growing just fine. I wonder why they do that? I need to research it.

Isn't Silk Roads a fairly new one, and an Oriental? I think mine is an Asiatic.

Awww! Squeakys. I've read that lily bulbs never stop growing and need replanrted immediatly. That's why I don't get them from Walmart.

Ge, nope, we all hear them :o)

ROTFL!!! I like Lauren :o)

I guess as long as they don't sound like Yosemite Sam we're all OK, LOL!

Jmorth, that's a lot of buds on a Pixie! Love the bright yellow color!
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 26, 2011
6:02 AM

Post #8588031

BP,

Madonnas are fussy and temperamental. And they seem to need a lot of time to build up strength. I've seen the "this year I bloom, next I don't" thing from them. I'll think they are gone. I am seeing foliage from some I planted three years ago that then disappeared. You want to smack them, but then they are so beautiful.

Silk Road is an indestructible Orienpet. A real honey. I just find the stem a bit unattractive, so I hide it. Here is a pic from a couple of years back.

Thumbnail by DonnaMack
Click the image for an enlarged view.

irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

May 26, 2011
6:12 AM

Post #8588046

hmmm...I have one that sounds like Elmer Fudd! My flowers talk to me all the time.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 26, 2011
6:48 AM

Post #8588118

Donna, laughing, mine just never came back and I couldn't even find the bulb. Smack them, LOL!!

Oh, how beautiful!! That may be on my order sheet next year!

Iris, rolling on the floor! How many flowers are from the Looney Tunes?
Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

May 26, 2011
6:48 AM

Post #8588121

I have one that looks and sounds like Audrey 2.
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

May 26, 2011
7:01 AM

Post #8588141

A few of mine have turned into Casper...just disappeared! Oh my, I need to get to work! Ha!

Debbie
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

May 26, 2011
11:08 AM

Post #8588634

Donna, Silk Road is amazing. That a lotta lilies for 2 stems. Just gorgeous. Hope they produce as well or even better this year. My orienpets are strong and sturdy (and tall), but I don't see any buds yet this year.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 26, 2011
11:30 AM

Post #8588686

Cathy - it's ONE STEM! See what I mean bout vigor. There is another one next to it!

Here is a pic from 2007.

Thumbnail by DonnaMack
Click the image for an enlarged view.

cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

May 26, 2011
11:48 AM

Post #8588714

I can smell them from here.

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 27, 2011
4:53 AM

Post #8590216

ROTFL you guys!

Casper, good one!

Donna, I'm falling back in a faint! I have to get Silk Road!

Cathy, LOL! Me too!

You cannot post until you register, login and subscribe.


Other Lilies Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
lilium White Henryi lincolnitess 55 Jan 1, 2008 4:30 PM
The sickness continues... ivory 268 Oct 23, 2007 9:34 PM
Lily Germination Leftwood 8 Apr 21, 2007 7:20 PM
Fasciated Lilys menkids 108 Dec 6, 2007 2:20 PM
my Lilium seeds germinated bloomoon 10 May 8, 2008 3:34 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America