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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 26, 2011
6:47 AM

Post #8715931

Just had to start a new thread.
We came from here
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1192537/

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 26, 2011
7:22 AM

Post #8715998

Thank you ge!
Inthegarden
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 29, 2011
9:34 AM

Post #8723051

ge, what's is your lily's name? I like her.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 29, 2011
9:41 AM

Post #8723072

Black Dragons.The deer ate most of them.
Inthegarden
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 29, 2011
9:48 AM

Post #8723081

She resembles 'Black Beauty'. I just picked her and placed her with my cut flowers.

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Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

July 29, 2011
9:52 AM

Post #8723087

What are the purple flowers? Are they that big or closer to the camera? Gorgeous!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 29, 2011
9:59 AM

Post #8723105

MY BAD they are Black Beauty.
Thanks for the memory jog.

The purple flowers in the background are Echinaceas aka purple cone flower.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 29, 2011
3:40 PM

Post #8723828

Aren't the purple ones some kind of campanula?

This message was edited Jul 29, 2011 7:59 PM
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 29, 2011
6:56 PM

Post #8724245

You had me going there for a minute. I have Black Dragon, which contrary to its name is a white trumpet with kind of a maroon back and edging. Thought I was losing it. Actually, maybe I have as I haven't seen it yet. Blackout and Black Bird have blossomed, and some NOID's that aren't too remarkable. also looks like a first time lily named Reinesse just popped.

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cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

July 30, 2011
7:14 AM

Post #8725001

I love it when the new ones bloom for the first time. Mary, you seem to be blooming when the rest of zone 5 is blooming, so you may very well be a 5.

No that my lilies are almost done, it's a pleasure to see the fresh ones open on DG! And they are all lovely.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 30, 2011
8:11 AM

Post #8725081

I am close to the end. Casa Blanca is blooming, and so is Anastasia, but the one that has blown me away is Crystal Blanca (B&D Lilies). It's like a shorter Casa Blanca with shorter stems, and it has been in bloom since the 21st. It produces lots of buds, which bloom, apparently, in groups of 3.

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 30, 2011
9:27 AM

Post #8725229

Crystal Blanca is beautiful and I love the shot with the dark background. they look magical. Hopefully things will start bursting soon. Only 'garden variety' thus far.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 30, 2011
12:46 PM

Post #8725568

Well here goes. This is Blackout, or so I think. it doesn't look at dark in the center as it did last year, but I am pretty sure this is where I planted it. It is very close to Black Bird, which has a more orangy look I think.

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 30, 2011
4:26 PM

Post #8725956

What intense color. I have learned to love the reds, way after everyone else. What a beauty! Keep them coming!!!!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 30, 2011
4:53 PM

Post #8726003

Phoeey. I posted two to another thread in error -- one on ponds no less. Okay Here is White Butterflies

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 30, 2011
4:54 PM

Post #8726007

Rienesse

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 30, 2011
4:55 PM

Post #8726008

NOID I just call Lily No 1

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 30, 2011
4:57 PM

Post #8726010

Well, a lily is a lily -- so here is Anna Epple

The bigger ones, orienpets, trumpets, are yet to open

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 30, 2011
5:51 PM

Post #8726139

White Butterflies is particularly nice. Just gorgeous. And yes, a lily is a lily. You will keep posting as your later lilies open, yes? I for one wouldn't miss it for anything. It's so nice to come to the thread and see new lilies!
mattsmom
Tomah, WI

July 30, 2011
6:40 PM

Post #8726248

Love everyone's lilies! My "need" list keeps growing!

Here's Altari-

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 30, 2011
7:16 PM

Post #8726331

That is GORGEOUS! Is it an orienpet?
mattsmom
Tomah, WI

July 30, 2011
8:11 PM

Post #8726421

Yes, Altari is an Orienpet. Here is a link to my pix of Altari two years ago in their first year. They have really multiplied!

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/270352/

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 31, 2011
1:55 AM

Post #8726768

mstella! I think your NOID with red center is Grand Cru
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 31, 2011
4:01 AM

Post #8726803

The density of flowers and buds at the top of the stem is amazing. You made a great choice when you installed that one!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 31, 2011
5:44 AM

Post #8726911

thanks for the ID on my Noid. At least I can give it a name now. Altari looks rather like Black Dragon, only lighter on the outside. I surely mine look as gorgeous and robust as yours.
Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

July 31, 2011
11:30 PM

Post #8728891

Nice lilies, everyone.

Moby, those purple flowers from early in this thread are a type of clematis.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 1, 2011
1:42 AM

Post #8728941

Are they "Jan Lindmark"?
Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

August 1, 2011
6:12 AM

Post #8729228

Thanks Lefty.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 1, 2011
1:46 PM

Post #8730093

Well, this isn't about lilies, but I got my box from Schreiners!!! plus two bonus iris Diamond Lake and Grateful Red. Now the search for where to plant them. Dig up more annuals to make room I guess..
Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

August 1, 2011
2:09 PM

Post #8730146

Digging up annuals?? LOL
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 1, 2011
2:23 PM

Post #8730186

Huh?? Okay, it sounds wacked. But I don't know what else to do... I have no bare spots in my garden as I fill in with annuals. If I get them in now they will have a few months to get healthy roots and just might survive our winter.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 1, 2011
5:08 PM

Post #8730615

Hey, I'n not laughing. I grow the kinds of annuals that bloom into November and I definitely rip them out to get my lilies in.

The crazy things we gardeners do!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 1, 2011
5:17 PM

Post #8730635

Annuals in November!!! Oh my. I really need to look more closely at living further south. But not too far. Are you all still cooking down there?
Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

August 1, 2011
8:47 PM

Post #8731160

Yessss... 104* today and still 90* at this hour. I'd kill to simply have a 'nice' day.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 2, 2011
8:01 AM

Post #8731803

Holy sheep dip!! You have no escape except an air conditioner. As bad as -40 and -50 in alaska. No, worse I think.
Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

August 2, 2011
8:26 AM

Post #8731848

I've experienced -40 and it ain't pretty, but then you don't expect to be playing outside in the winter. This heat wave has been going on so long that people are getting cabin fever. That's not supposed to happen in the summer and I'm getting darn cranky myself! Feel like a 3 year old.. "I wanna go out and play! >:(
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 2, 2011
10:27 AM

Post #8732047

I image it is so. I spent Feb thru June in western Tennessee by the Kentucky border and that was bad enough, and hadn't really even started to get as bad as it would get. And life does go on and you do go out even in -40 or -50. Just not as often. About as often as you might in +100. Maybe less if your car won't start. lol
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

August 2, 2011
1:52 PM

Post #8732373

It's hot here today but not like Moby in Nebraska. It did go down to 68 degrees here, and the high today is 91, but feels much hotter. Now that I am old and really intolerant of the heat, I don't know how we got through the 50s without an a/c. Those were the years I was in summer camp.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 2, 2011
2:15 PM

Post #8732404

Is Stamford humid? Is that why it seems much hotter?
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

August 2, 2011
2:43 PM

Post #8732437

At times the humidity can be awful, but nothing like Florida. It is not humid today, just hot, but nothing like what Moby has to deal with. We're right on Long Island Sound, so the one thing we get is is pitting on aluminum furniture and screen/storm doors.

This entire summer it is far less humid than usual, for which I am thankful. Despite the occasional rains, everything is dry. My husband waters early in the a.m., and I often water again later in the day. Is it dry where you are? I cannot envision -40 degree weather. In Chicao, they close schools when it is 10 below because they don't want children waiting for the school bus in the cold. What about Anchorage?
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 2, 2011
2:49 PM

Post #8732449

Well, it has actually been a pretty dry warm summer thus far. Except for the last two days. Steady downpower. And since the water table went up, the main power plugs for my pond blew the breaker. Have to go out with a hair dryer and an umbrella to pull apart the plug ins and dry them reassemble.

Even in Fairbanks schools were never closed. There were too many kids out in the outlying areas who walked a mile or so to the bus stops and parents would go to work. They were afraid that they would freeze, so buses ran no matter what. Sometimes they were late and being dumb kids we never dressed well enough. I can remember standing there with solid ice feet. Then you would get on the bus and start to thaw out. Our legs would turn bright orange and splochy and oh it hurt the get the feeling back in feet, legs, hands etc. I went to Catholic School and girls had to wear dresses. I could have worn pants under the dress then changed but noooo, not me. But even the public school kids never dressed appropriately. A wonder we didn't lose toes and fingers.
Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

August 2, 2011
6:45 PM

Post #8733076

Man, I hated that about Catholic school ~ no pants. We walked to school, so in the winter it was heavy cable-knit stockings and garters. Yuk.

The winters here aren't as severe as when I lived in Minnesota, where it is fairly dry. More humid here and the cold sinks right into your bones. At least in a cold climates, really good thermal-wear is easy to find and you can always put more on. Down here, people think they need to look fashionable. Ha!

How much further off-topic can we get? LOL At least talking about winter makes me feel a bit better. :)

Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 2, 2011
6:56 PM

Post #8733123

LOL. that must have been a sight. At least your folks made sure you dressed for the weather. I wish I had a picture of my 'outfit' my last semester at UAF (University of Alaska, Fairbanks). I was 45 years old, and had taken my time getting my degree. It was January and -50-55 and just not worth moving a car so I walked a bout half a mile to a bus stop. Between a sub-zero parka down to my knees, wool knickers, sweatshirt, wool hat and scarf covering all but my eyes with the hood up and my sorels I was toasty. With my little knapsack on my back full of books...what a sight. Assuming I could be seen through the ice fog. lol. far funnier looking back on than doing.

So, back on topic.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 2, 2011
7:07 PM

Post #8733155

I must say, the off topic stuff was really fun! Like mini bios of my gardening friends.
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

August 2, 2011
9:02 PM

Post #8733417

Amazing how we lived through that stuff. Also cribs with lead paint and no bicycle helmets.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 3, 2011
1:33 AM

Post #8733623

And monkey bars. And see saws. And my favorite (ah, yes, Catholic schools) obligatory recess in -20 weather. We would all stand against walls shivering in our skirts (oh yes, mstella and Mar) and beg the nuns to let us in but NOOOOO!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 3, 2011
7:05 AM

Post #8733969

Oh my gosh, Donna. I guess I never thought about others going through the same thing. Don't remember going outside to play in -20 but I assume we did. Play my foot. Freeze to death more like. Yup, we survived stuff that kids today have no concept of. Try 5 gallon bucket for a privy, dirt floors, melting snow for bath water... only for a short time, but I wouldn't trade the memories for anything.
Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

August 3, 2011
8:01 AM

Post #8734062

Oh yes, the monkey bars and hanging from them by your knees. Make sure you hold your skirt down (up?) so the boys don't see your panties. But did any of us think to cover the back side?
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 3, 2011
8:42 AM

Post #8734123

LOL. Moby I never thought about that. I remember the merry go round and the tetherball post, and something that was a tall post with chains ending in heavy metal grips. The idea was to grab hold one hand above the other and run as fast as you could ultil you were swinging around the post, with five others doing the same. Lots of owies on that heavy metal play equipment but great fun. And the mad stampede to get to the swings first.
Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

August 3, 2011
8:50 AM

Post #8734138

Don't know how many times I bashed my head climbing the jungle gym. Maybe that why I can't remember?
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 3, 2011
9:15 AM

Post #8734173

Well, we head into our third day of ceaseless rain. I am so afraid that my lilies, yet unfurled, will rot before or upon opening, especially the doubles. I am donning my raincoat and umbrella to inspect the grounds. :(
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 3, 2011
12:29 PM

Post #8734553

Another 90 plus day for us. I took quite a few lilies and put them in pots to get better access. There are still quite a few that didn't die, but didn't bloom. But the bulbs look great! More for next year!
Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

August 3, 2011
1:22 PM

Post #8734681

The heat dome finally moved away from us and the forecast for the next week is mid-80's. So happy I could just about cry!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 3, 2011
1:32 PM

Post #8734700

Glad for you all!!
Inthegarden
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 4, 2011
7:17 PM

Post #8737559

Moby, were you asking about the purple/blue flowers in my vase with Black Beauty?
If you are, they are Texas bluebells.
Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

August 4, 2011
8:43 PM

Post #8737787

Yes, thank you.
jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 9, 2011
5:52 AM

Post #8746115

L. speciosum 'album'

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jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 9, 2011
5:57 AM

Post #8746125

'rubrum' about to open...

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jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 9, 2011
6:00 AM

Post #8746129

Black Beauty - still blooming but near it's last bloom...

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jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 9, 2011
6:03 AM

Post #8746133

Tiny Toes - minature Asiatic in a pot (purchased and potted late)

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 9, 2011
6:10 AM

Post #8746150

I love the small ones.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 9, 2011
5:45 PM

Post #8747458

Another NOID presumably from Lowe's. It is a true rich red, very short 15" or so. You have to see this in the full size picture to really appreciate it

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 9, 2011
5:49 PM

Post #8747464

Well, crumb. Did it again. Same flower, but the one I meant to post

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Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

August 9, 2011
10:34 PM

Post #8747968

That IS red. :)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 10, 2011
2:21 AM

Post #8748086

very nice
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 10, 2011
3:21 AM

Post #8748097

Red indeed! Nice mstella.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 10, 2011
6:00 AM

Post #8748218

Beautiful!
jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 12, 2011
1:11 AM

Post #8751584

rubrum
My last 'in the ground' lily to bloom.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 12, 2011
1:20 AM

Post #8751587

I'm thinking we have September weather. I keep checking the mums to see if they ate blooming.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 12, 2011
10:05 AM

Post #8752141

It's hard to believe that while your lilies are about done, my most beautiful ones are yet to pop. The asiatics are about all open, still going strong, but the tall hybrids, orienpets, are still a week or two out. I love rubrum. I don't think I have a tall one that color. Closest is Star Fighter, a short asiatic. And it hasn't opened up yet.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 12, 2011
3:33 PM

Post #8752680

Mstella, I am really looking forward to seeing them.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 14, 2011
1:47 PM

Post #8756168

Noid I just call Lily No 3

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 14, 2011
2:04 PM

Post #8756193

If we are just sort of enjoying late flowers, I caught this shot across two flower gardens that has a sidewalk between that you can't see. Starting at bottom: Purple Dragon Lamium, Godetia, Lily Grand Cru, Bachelor Buttons, NOID, Snap dragons.

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 14, 2011
2:07 PM

Post #8756200

What a beautiful arrangement!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 14, 2011
2:10 PM

Post #8756203

Alchemy - should be 60" but is only about 15" tall

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 15, 2011
2:19 AM

Post #8757000

Nice garden shots
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 15, 2011
8:24 AM

Post #8757482

Thanks. I have a lot of 'just green' in some places so I like to take shots like that to show that there is a lot of color overall. I still have large lilies, monaarda, daylilies, gayfeather and Little Lamb bushes to bloom yet.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 15, 2011
1:16 PM

Post #8757920

That's why I popped in a few reblooming roses. About the time the lilies stop the roses are launching into their their third bloom. Here is Gruss an Aachen today.

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 15, 2011
1:21 PM

Post #8757925

I love roses. I have three in the ground that are Rugosa so they stay in the ground year round. I have tried potting them up but they only produce one or twoblooms and that's about it. My MIL in Fairbanks, where it is really sunny and hot has a deck facing south with no obstruction. Her pots are gorgeous and loaded with blooms every year. I guess I just don't have the touch or we simply have too much rain. I can't complain though, as my gladiolas and lilies will keep going through Sept since they start late, at least the tall ones. Dimensions is open (picture to follow) and Conc d'or and Mother of Pearl are just about to go. Also dahlias, the newer ones are opening up. The ones I propagated are all open and continue to bloom. Unfortunately looks like I have only one type thus far. Missing four others.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 15, 2011
3:33 PM

Post #8758137

I have some in the ground and some in pots. Gruss is in a pot, which I roll into the garage every winter. I have these really cool self watering pots from Gardeners Supply that I have been using for years. It's wonderful that you have blooms so late in the season, although you certainly wait long enough for them. I think that next year I will order some speciosums to keep me going. I used to grow Uchida from B&D and a formolongi from seed. Didn't do that this year and I regret it, so I will next year.

Really looking forward to your pics!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 15, 2011
5:09 PM

Post #8758240

I have one speciosum Alba but it is really in a bad spot. It grows but is short and didn't flower last year. I should just dig it up now that I have found it and give it a better home. How do you keep the pots from getting too much rain...oh, that's right. You guys don't get rain. Hope that has changed.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 15, 2011
6:11 PM

Post #8758344

I kept killing off speciosum uchida after a couple of seasons because I didn't realize that it really needs acidic soil. It would bloom and not come back, but I loved it so much I kept ordering three. B&D lilies had it for about $5.00 each, which in the world of lilies is hardly terrible. This spring I am going to do it again and put them in a pot.

I always put the lilies I am potting in terra cotta pots. If you water them often the excess just drains off. So do deluges. We have been alternating deludes with 90 degree weather. This morning it was 57 degrees! Then it hit 85. The annuals and tender perennials I have started from seed seem to love it. So do the roses.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 16, 2011
5:24 PM

Post #8760017

Dimension

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 16, 2011
6:12 PM

Post #8760141

Donna, that is what I had read about geraniums. That you should pot them in terracotta as they stay more uniformly moist and dry out uniformly. Man, I have a lot of plants in plastic. Would hate to think of the cost of pitching them.
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

August 16, 2011
8:58 PM

Post #8760567

Just when I thought the lilies were gone, I got this surprise.

This was somehow not my best lily season. i don't know how the lily beetle missed this.

Take a look at the next lily to see how I entertain myself when there's not much else.

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cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

August 16, 2011
9:01 PM

Post #8760574

I know I can't change Mother Nature, but I do my best the make lilies last forever. I take photographic license.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 17, 2011
2:07 AM

Post #8760720

mstella ! That dimention is beautiful. I have them They bloom here in late June.The global garden here, gives us a second chance to see the beauties before snow flies.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 17, 2011
3:41 AM

Post #8760761

mstella - scary. I just dug up geranium biokovo and put it in a pot two days ago. I'm going to do the same with my others. I have them at the feet of roses and it's gorgeous but they get very dry. At its peak it's lovely. One season after installation, at the feet of Zephirine Drouhin.

I have the opposite problem you have. I must have 100 terra cotta pots in all sizes. And they really have to be protected in winter in my climate, or they crack.

Cathy, very funny! Is that speciosum?

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jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 17, 2011
7:34 AM

Post #8761146

Very nice Dimension pic, the water droplets lend it a special 'dimension'.
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

August 17, 2011
8:05 AM

Post #8761180

No, I think it is "After Eight" or possibly Stargazer. The white margins vary in width. They're obviously my favorites, so that's what I buy each year. This one is in the garden, but I put lots in pots to gift. As long as they have good drainage, they winter well in (plastic) containers.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 17, 2011
10:30 AM

Post #8761344

Cute, jmorth... I like to catch flowers with rain droplets. It adds a sense of motion, um, activity? Don't know how to express it. Not just a fixed picture of a flower, but the day to day process of rain, sun, etc. I took a nice picture of a clump of Snow Cap daisys in the morning with dappled sun on it. Same idea only with sunshine.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 18, 2011
10:15 AM

Post #8763108

Orania, Division 8: Other Hybrids, Orienpet

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 18, 2011
3:57 PM

Post #8763554

Mstella, the enlargement of that image of Orania is a knockout!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 18, 2011
4:24 PM

Post #8763583

It really is beautiful and huge. And the perfume is wonderful.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 18, 2011
5:16 PM

Post #8763643

Just lovely!
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 18, 2011
8:22 PM

Post #8763936

I love the coloration on the back of the petals. Very beautiful.

More!
jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 19, 2011
8:24 AM

Post #8764624

All of my lilies in the ground have bloomed but two late acquisitions - minatures, in pots, were yet to bloom. Here is ' Tiny Hope': dedicated to Donna Mack as today marks attainment of yet another milestone in life's grand adventure...

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 19, 2011
8:46 AM

Post #8764660

Hmmmm, now whatever could that mean? Very pretty lily also.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 19, 2011
9:08 AM

Post #8764686

Dropping in to wish a very happy birthday, today, to DonnaMack! Hope you have a wonderful year filled with beautiful lilies.

Arlene

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Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

August 19, 2011
9:20 AM

Post #8764703

Happy Birthday, Donna!

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 19, 2011
10:54 AM

Post #8764854

I don't have a lily, but Happy Birthday Donna anyway. (Blue Star Dahlia)

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 19, 2011
1:34 PM

Post #8765105

Oh, thank you one and all. I wish that you could see the big sloppy grin on my face!

Donna
Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

August 19, 2011
3:31 PM

Post #8765263

Donna, I hope you've had an amazing day. Happy Birthday, and may you be Blessed to see many more. Annette
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 19, 2011
4:02 PM

Post #8765302

Thank you Annette. It has been a lovely one.

Donna
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 19, 2011
7:18 PM

Post #8765585

Happy birthday, Donna. May you have a new year filled with many lilies.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 19, 2011
8:42 PM

Post #8765666

Thank you Polly. I'm a bad girl. Already placing orders.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 20, 2011
6:06 AM

Post #8765998

Nothing bad about that! Order some great ones!
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 20, 2011
8:33 AM

Post #8766136

Pearl Lorraine, August Ruby and Red Alert so far. Faraway Flowers has some amazing ones this year.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 20, 2011
10:01 AM

Post #8766289

Sounds like you have it for the reds this fall.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 20, 2011
6:35 PM

Post #8767212

I had alway been very pastel. Then I discover the power of red in a cool color garden. I like to plant them with grasses, which hides the stems and almost makes the lilies look like butterflies. I got Hiawatha because it echoes Ariadne, and added Red Alert, and later The Vamp. POW!

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 20, 2011
7:00 PM

Post #8767540

I planted some grasses, karl Forester, Blue Fescue, and blue Oat Grass. I ended up with little tufts of grass growing my in paths (a mossy path with wooly thyme and odd flat stones) where I didnt' want it, as well as in the flower beds. I tried cutting it before it went to seed but decided to get rid of the Karl Forester. My beds aren't deep enough to accomodate them and the flowers. Yours look just beautiful and what I would love to have. You are really good at design and seeing patterns in gardens. I can do that with spreadsheets, databases, and office proceedures. Patterns and flow, but I am darned if I can do it with a garden. I try to keep the tall stuff to the back and that is about my best effort.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 20, 2011
7:37 PM

Post #8767601

Ornamental grasses and lilies. A girl after my own heart, Donna.

Miscanthus is pretty much my favorite, but I love, love, love Molinia Skyracer.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 20, 2011
8:35 PM

Post #8767709

Thank you so much for saying it, you two. It means a lot to me. It's funny. I'm terrible with my hands. I can't paint. I can't sew. But I just love texture and design. I basically find what I love and find a place to put it. I really started with grasses, and then ornamental trees and shrubs. I found by accident that grasses hide a lot of flaws in other plants. And small trees are wonderful, because you can put a lot of them in even a small yard. When I discovered lilies, I found that you could pop them all over the place and even co mingle similar types in different colors.

If you want to see a rocking designer, check out Pam in Chalfont, PA. She has some design in her background, I think, and she understands texture and color like an expert.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 21, 2011
1:12 AM

Post #8768057

a men
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 21, 2011
6:40 AM

Post #8768292

Definitely. I've seen Pams threads. Her gardens are wonderful.

My only problem with grasses has been cutting them back in the fall. But now I have a strong young man who does it for me. Those miscanthus can be a chore, right, Donna?
Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

August 21, 2011
7:21 AM

Post #8768343

A strong, young man to do the hard work ~ isn't that every lady-gardener's dream? ;)
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 21, 2011
7:29 AM

Post #8768354

How I miss Neri! He dug out so many hollies and butterfly bushes gone insane and then moved this hydrangea and three others. He has called from Guatemala and says he misses us but not as much as we miss him!

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pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 21, 2011
8:08 AM

Post #8768404

He's gorgeous, too, Moby. Unfortunately he's only 16. He has the most beautiful big brown eyes. And he's polite, can you believe it.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 21, 2011
8:28 AM

Post #8768423

Its hard to admit to needing help.
I will have a helper on a "as needed" basis. I thought to only have him spread compost but as time goes by in the garden I am finding other jobs for James.
Moveing a huge hellebore,planting clematis.
His father was a professional gardener and he worked with his dad.
My first most important question was "Can you identify perennials"? he said he was a High maintenance garden ,gardener.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 21, 2011
8:39 AM

Post #8768441

You did well, Jo Ann. I loved having Neri since he knew all his plants, annuals, perennials, bulbs and vegetables. The only one he wasn't familiar with until he arrived was Houttuynia but he hasn't forgotten it!
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 21, 2011
8:51 AM

Post #8768455

Chain saw! Piece of cake. I wrap the grasses in duct tape, saw through, put the bunches in lawn bags, and take them to the compost pile.

Just wear gloves, because some of them can be sharp. I will confess that when they get 4-5 feet wide it takes more than one pass to remove them. I go in from opposite sides.

Donna
Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

August 21, 2011
8:51 AM

Post #8768458

Major envy, here. Alas, my garden-boy is just a fantasy...

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 21, 2011
9:03 AM

Post #8768481

At first it was "the money"
After a lot of thought I realized I could garden longer if I had help.
There are plants and ideas I havnt tried yet.
I will be planting mini daffs around some of my vulnerable lilies.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 21, 2011
9:42 AM

Post #8768549

It's a good fantasy, though, Moby, especially dressed as he is. LOL.

All my grasses are now 4-5 feet wide, Donna, and I just don't have the strength to do all of them.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 21, 2011
9:56 AM

Post #8768577

I had my daughter's boyfriend to help last summer. Had major digging and moving of a lot of gravel. he was a godsend. I never could have done it withouthim. Of course, he is rather nerdy, heavy into youthful philosophy that life will clear up for him, and borders on being a socialist. i try to overlook these. Nerdy I can take. And he is very very polite. But he commented once that if the 'rich wouldn't share their wealth, maybe it should take taken from them." My husband won't have him here after that. But I was grateful for his help, and when we (Laura) go for coffee, I invite him along sometimes. Or if we are going for breakfast. He is her choice for now, so I want to be supportive. Alas, he also didn't know a kumquat from an azalea.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 21, 2011
10:00 AM

Post #8768590

LOL, our Billy that cuts down the grasses wouldn't know an azalea from a kumquat either. But he enjoys cutting grasses and racking, and bagging leaves for my compost. If he expresses any interest in learning the plants, I will teach him, but none so far.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 21, 2011
10:34 AM

Post #8768668

Trying not to get into politics here but I couldnt help be amused at the boyfriends philosophy.
I have been around a long time,was a weekend member of a commune for a few years, and made the choice to make a living.
Biggest reason was I like indoor plumbing.
Your daughters boyfriends philosophy is common for young people who arent quite sure where their lives are headed and dont want to take the reigns themselves and be the masters of their own destinies.
My grandfather used to say"If all the wealth was distributed equally, within one year the rich would be rich and the poor would be poor"
You are wise to accept him at the level you do. She might be as level headed as her mom, you never know.


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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 21, 2011
11:24 AM

Post #8768788

Oh gosh, Polly, no, especially not in one day. I would stagger it. Since I was gardening every day in the spring, I'd pick one and do it. Finally, after many years of taking out multiple five foot wide grasses, we paid someone to do it last year. The biggest problem is that I have lilies in grass beds. I of course, know where they are. I could see some of the leftover stalks (which I left on propose). I was fortunate - I didn't lose a single lily.

As for the young man, well, I started working when I was 11. Mostly babysitting, but I saved every penny and by the time I was ready for college I had a few thousand dollars, which I offered to my father since he was paying for it. He insisted that I keep every penny that I earned (most of it at 55 cents an hour) and that I could do anything with it, even if it was completely frivolous, because I had learned to work and save. What that young man doesn't quite get yet is that having your own resources gives you freedom and some power of determination, while waiting around for the powers that be to distribute someone else's accumulated 55 cents doesn't.

I work in non-profit, and you would be amazed how much money hardworking people in modest houses often have - and give away freely. It's inspiring to be around people like that. Not the ones who want buildings named after them and want to meet celebrities, but the ones who want no recognition and just believe in giving back..
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 21, 2011
3:48 PM

Post #8769349

Dave's Garden isn't for politics, I understand. But it is nice to hear from folks who share our philosophy and have the work history to prove it. I never was much of a saver, but like you, Donna, started babysitting around 11 or 12. Left home at 18 and have never left a debt unpaid or got in over my head. LOL. And my husband is, as he says, slightly to the right of Atilla the hun. Laura is her own person, like me in some ways, and where the rest came from I have no clue. Must be her father. lol

Well, Conc d'or is just about open along with Mother of Pearl. When they are decently open I will post pictures.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 22, 2011
1:15 AM

Post #8770124

I can never get over the sequence of lilies in the different zones.
I love Conc d' ore ,cant ait to see it again.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 22, 2011
4:28 AM

Post #8770234

It's is absolutely glorious and the scent is wonderful. It's HUGE!

Mine came from Faraway Flowers. http://www.farawayflowers.com/

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2011
4:45 AM

Post #8770251

Wow!
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 22, 2011
4:49 AM

Post #8770256

Here's Red Hot lily atop Conca d'Or to show the big difference in size.

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 22, 2011
7:13 AM

Post #8770507

Oh yes. It is the biggest bloom I have and the most beautiful I think. Your picture is just perfect.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 22, 2011
8:03 AM

Post #8770617

Thanks, MC. I have to move it and others since they all back up to a Jackmanii clematis, which in turn backs up to one of our six compost bins. The Jackmanii defies description in growth so it can stay but I do want to see the lilies in bloom and can't as long as they remain where they are.

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 22, 2011
12:50 PM

Post #8771227

Holy cow! I have tried and tried and can't get one to bloom, assuming I can even keep it alive. Yours is gorgeous.
Six compost bins (I can just see part of one in the pic). You must have great mulch. but a lot of work.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2011
1:17 PM

Post #8771280

Mstella,

My guess is that jackmani thrives on neglect. I knew a woman who did NOTHING for hers. No water, no fertilizer, improper support, north side of house. It bloomed outrageously every year (it was the only thing in her neglected garden that did). Are you giving yours too much love?
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 22, 2011
2:38 PM

Post #8771422

One of our neighbors insists on never pruning or feeding their Jackmanii, in full sun, and they get a few measly blooms on top and they're happy so I say nothing. A friend "thinks" hers may be Jackmanii but it hasn't bloomed in so long she can't recall the color - she's never pruned it or fed it.

Contrast that with the constant feeding ours gets from the compost and the fact we cut it back by 12' a few times each summer. Here's the cuttings on the brick and that was taken July 8th and it desperately needs another 12' removed.

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 22, 2011
2:58 PM

Post #8771501

I would love to have compost bins but we have no room except a spot that has asphalt on it. I don't think that would be good for a compost bin. I have seen three bin designs that look like just the ticket. So they are heavy feeders, eh?
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2011
4:00 PM

Post #8771643

Now, Pirl I must say that she never needed to cut it back. So yours is obviously performing at a level hers never approached.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 22, 2011
5:11 PM

Post #8771739

The neighbor who doesn't cut back was busy giving advice on her Jackmanii to the man who asked me, not her!

They are very heavy feeders, MC, as Clematis Guru and Evey and Jeanne have always said. Before I came to DG I'd give each plant 20 pounds of manure, a handful of lime and a handful of 5-10-5 and they always did quite well but they were all planted with a lot of our compost. Now, with over 100 clematises, I'm not about to drag around 2000 pounds of manure each spring!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 22, 2011
5:30 PM

Post #8771770

I cannot even imagine that many vines. You must have acres to plant. Next year I will try your formulae. I think it is too late for this year.

Conc d'Or finally opened.

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 22, 2011
5:32 PM

Post #8771774

And Mother of Pearl. Not a favorite but maybe it needs time to mature. Now waiting for Pizzazz and Ice Caves

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 22, 2011
5:46 PM

Post #8771792

Conca d'Or is gorgeous, as usual. Aren't the buds beautiful as well? How do you like the fragrance?
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 22, 2011
6:37 PM

Post #8771878

I love it. I walk up the path to the top of the little rise and the fragrance is just wonderful.
jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 22, 2011
11:37 PM

Post #8772312

My last lily for the year, a minature Oriental: Sunny After 8.

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 23, 2011
5:58 AM

Post #8772525

Beautiful, Jack.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 23, 2011
8:50 AM

Post #8772771

How unusual. And it is in a pot, isn't it? Did I ask how many lilies you have?
jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 23, 2011
10:11 AM

Post #8772918

125
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 23, 2011
11:02 AM

Post #8773004

Oh my. I only have 39.
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

August 23, 2011
7:28 PM

Post #8773850

Arlene, I love your clematis! The plans that were in the yard when we came are still going strong each spring. The plants I put in from starters in the spring of 2009 are just strating to show their stuff and bloomed for the first time this year.

I think our last lily is just about ready for Taps. Mary, I will live vicariously on your beautiful lilies and jmorth's dwarf oriental. You cannot have too many lilies.

marcia
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 23, 2011
8:20 PM

Post #8773951

Ice caves is almost totally open. pictures tomorrow. Might have to stand on my head as it is still short and points down.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 24, 2011
4:40 AM

Post #8774174

Thanks, Marcia. Some clematis do take a while to get growing while others just zoom.

All done with lilies here. Last week Salmon Star surprised me and gave me two blooms on a new bulb.

We will look forward to seeing Ice Caves, mstella.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2011
8:21 AM

Post #8774483

Looking forward to Ice Caves, mstella, mine was just gorgeous this year. You'll love it.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2011
2:04 PM

Post #8774935

Ice Caves! Ice Caves! Ice Caves!
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

August 24, 2011
2:50 PM

Post #8775004

Ice Caves. Growing anticipation!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2011
3:15 PM

Post #8775029

yer killin me !
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 24, 2011
4:29 PM

Post #8775138

gosh, I feel like the peasants are out with pitchforks and torches!!! this Ice Caves is only two years old.

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 24, 2011
4:30 PM

Post #8775140

I took this other one that shows more of the green; kind of a weird picture..

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 24, 2011
4:31 PM

Post #8775142

I probably have (hopefully) three or four that I haven't seen bloom yet. Hope I didn't lose them.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2011
4:32 PM

Post #8775143

Mine looked more like the greener one. I like the other one too, just beautiful!

LOL on the pitchforks.

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 24, 2011
5:57 PM

Post #8775251

I am hoping as it matures it will go toward the green. that was the color that was shown on The Lily gardens page and what attracted me to it.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2011
6:12 PM

Post #8775276

Mine are two years old. Ice Caves is a strain, so there is going to be variability.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 24, 2011
6:19 PM

Post #8775289

Oh. I didn't know that. what is a strain? Not a hybrid?
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

August 24, 2011
7:45 PM

Post #8775440

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your bee balm is gorgeous also.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 24, 2011
8:19 PM

Post #8775505

boy you have good eyes. I had to go look again and then I saw it. Bee Balm has just been opening up for the last week. Gayfeather is aaaaallllmost there.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 25, 2011
2:32 AM

Post #8775662

Website photos are sometimes misleading. This includes the better vendors as well. I always check Plant Files to see if a gardener has a photo of the plant in their garden. Those candids are more true.
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

August 25, 2011
5:20 AM

Post #8775763

I always have that extra burst of pride when my flowers match the package. Often it does not happen for me the first year. The lilies are generally reliable; peonies not so much, but I love them anyway.

Ge, you're up with the roosters!
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 25, 2011
6:00 AM

Post #8775797

Hybrid lilies are offered as cultivars and as mixed strains. You can buy a cloned cultivar such as 'Enchantment', with all the bulbs producing identical plants, or bulbs of a strain such as Citronella which is a 'grex', a number of clones of the same or very similar parentage with many characteristics in common, but not producing identical flowers. The Lily Garden lists quite a few 'strains'.


Here's the description from The Lily Garden of Ice Caves

Tetra! ‘Ice Caves’ () has fragrant, snowy white flowers, with a semi-recurving “sunburst” form that emphasizes icy green throats. This tetraploid strain has long-lasting flowers with tremendous substance!
4 to 5 feet (and eventually taller), early to mid July.
Special Price!
ICE Each $15.00 3/$40.00
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2011
6:52 AM

Post #8775832

I'm crossing my finger on your remaining Ice Caves. They are much too beautiful to lose. It may just be the weird year. My Whiye Henryis opened over a four week period this year. Anastasia three. This has never happened before. I'm crossing my eyes too!.
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

August 25, 2011
7:06 AM

Post #8775845

I thought mine were done early and was equally surprised.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 25, 2011
7:09 AM

Post #8775850

laaaahhhhh. I love White Henrii.Its the first lily I ever bought from B&D and I wasnt gardening very much in those days.
I wanted to replicate my grandmothers lilies and just chose that one. Hers were actually Black Dragons and Regals as I found out 10 years later.
My fingers are crossed for Ice Caves too.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 25, 2011
8:56 AM

Post #8776081

White Henryi was an afterthought for me. Every year I realize that I have forgotten what a spectacular lily it is. Perhaps because it is easy to find and inexpensive. But the color! The strength, the scent! Every year it yells at me from the garden - hey you! Come over here!

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 25, 2011
9:04 AM

Post #8776097

My mistake guys. I reread my message and realized how it sounded. I only have one Ice caves. But I have several other lilies in the front garden that have yet to bloom. I understand now about the strains. Interesting. I have seen the same sort of thing in dahlias such as patches that has anything from almost white flowers to a even mix of white with fuschia tips. Kaiser Wilhelm came out this year rather different from the original that was much more red. Now they are mostly yellow. It would appear that I have lost Nellie Broomhead and White Dawn in the winter hold over process.
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

August 25, 2011
9:29 AM

Post #8776147

I'm always amazed that the dahlias bloom true to the picture. I like that they keep blooming until the first frost.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 25, 2011
10:29 AM

Post #8776231

Absolutely. Seems like they take forever to even bud up, but then they just keep on blooming til they wilt from frost. I have huge ones in the ground this year. Bigger than I have ever had. Not sure why. Even the Hockley Maroon in the ground has made huge bushes about 36" tall and about that around. Al Alamand is at least 48" tall and 36-40 around. It would be interesting to see pictures of full bushes in addition to blossom pictures to show relative size in different gardens.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 25, 2011
11:52 AM

Post #8776334

White Henryi is gorgeous, especially next to the ornamental grass, Donna.
roseycats
Dayton, OH

September 22, 2011
6:11 AM

Post #8819062

Are their any rules on pollinating Lilies?
Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

September 24, 2011
8:56 AM

Post #8821921

A subject best started on a separate thread, rosecats. There are lots of "rules".

Maybe start here:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/617079/?hl=hybridize
TPNursery
South Lake Tahoe, CA

September 29, 2011
11:49 AM

Post #8829360

Red Dutch

the fragrance is wonderful!











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TPNursery
South Lake Tahoe, CA

September 29, 2011
11:56 AM

Post #8829368

Grand Cru

Bold color!

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

September 29, 2011
12:00 PM

Post #8829373

My Grand Cru are quite tall (almost 36") compared to the others like Star Fighter which is only about 20".
TPNursery
South Lake Tahoe, CA

September 29, 2011
12:06 PM

Post #8829377

Elodie

soft Peach-Pink tones

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TPNursery
South Lake Tahoe, CA

September 29, 2011
12:12 PM

Post #8829382

Tigrinum Splendens lily

Opening soon!

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 29, 2011
2:08 PM

Post #8829538

Oh, this is great! More lilies. Please keep them coming. They are gorgeous.
TPNursery
South Lake Tahoe, CA

September 29, 2011
2:10 PM

Post #8829543

My greenhouse is full of Sorborne Orientals - some blooming, many still in bud.

anyone like to trade?
LOL
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

September 29, 2011
2:22 PM

Post #8829554

I would love to trade but don't have enough of any one to spare any. Maybe next year. Your lilies are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
TPNursery
South Lake Tahoe, CA

September 29, 2011
3:03 PM

Post #8829589

Will trade for Globemaster, or any other alliums...
or perennial plants such as bleeding hearts, ferns, etc
TPNursery
South Lake Tahoe, CA

October 2, 2011
9:55 AM

Post #8832826

Rio Negro

Last year they were covered in snow.
snow is coming next week...which is normal

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

October 2, 2011
10:03 AM

Post #8832841

I guess it is because you are so high up? Haven't been to Tahoe in almost 50 years. Saw Sammy Davis, Jr. at one of the big shows, and Bill Cosby in a side bar. Your lilies are certainly lovely.
TPNursery
South Lake Tahoe, CA

October 2, 2011
10:04 AM

Post #8832845

Sorbornne Oriental Lilies blooming in Greenhouse this morning.

Such a lovely scent.

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TPNursery
South Lake Tahoe, CA

October 2, 2011
10:19 AM

Post #8832862

I love lilies so much that I planted some in containers and placed them around the front and back yard and given many to friends and neighbors to grow.

I learned a valuable lesson - Not to plant any lilies directly into the ground due to voles.
I lost all of my Black Beauties, many Rio Negros, all American Lilies, and more of my treasured lilies.

So I now plant in clay pots with other perennials that are planted directly into the ground and cover the tops with wire cloth until they start growing.

Here is a photo of some Sorbornnes nestled nicely with blue Hostas.


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TPNursery
South Lake Tahoe, CA

October 2, 2011
10:55 AM

Post #8832899

Quintessence OT lily

Received as a gift from a dear friend.

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TPNursery
South Lake Tahoe, CA

October 2, 2011
11:02 AM

Post #8832906

Samur lilies in mailbox.

Photo was taken last month. The bulbs have divided and formed new ones in the container.
I started with only one large bulb a few years ago. Now I have 3 or more from the same bulb.
My mail carriers smile as they deliver the mail. :-)

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cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 4, 2011
6:24 AM

Post #8835458

Lovely lilies. I have good luck with containers. Asiatic lilies tend to form new bulbs or "spread" fairly readily. I'll bet the carriers enjoy them!

I've been to Lake Tahoe in June, and the weather was cool. How cold does it get in the winter?
TPNursery
South Lake Tahoe, CA

October 4, 2011
8:17 AM

Post #8835573

We're getting snow tonight/tomorrow 6-10 inches above 7,000 feet.
We're at 6500, so we'll get a good dusting or more.

It gets below freezing through the hardest winter nights as the storms rush in.

I brought into the sunroom many of my lilies that I planted in containers.
Their scent is so sweet and it travels throughout the house.

I'll post more photos later today of Tiger Edition and Tiger Woods that just opened yesterday.
TPNursery
South Lake Tahoe, CA

October 4, 2011
2:18 PM

Post #8836038

Tiger Woods this morning.

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TPNursery
South Lake Tahoe, CA

October 4, 2011
2:21 PM

Post #8836042

Tiger Edition this morning

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

October 4, 2011
2:54 PM

Post #8836094

They are gorgeous. I had the opposite problem earlier in the year, with lilies being scorched by the heat. I dug them up and brought them into the house. It was Crystal Blanca, shorter cousin of Casa Blanca, so you can imagine how wonderful that was.
TPNursery
South Lake Tahoe, CA

October 4, 2011
4:01 PM

Post #8836171

The Tiger Edition (on the right) had a bid of frost on the buds so the flowers are not as developed as they should be. Kinda looks funky, but stills smells so nice.

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TPNursery
South Lake Tahoe, CA

October 4, 2011
4:07 PM

Post #8836179

Stargazers this morning.
One stem that has 4 flowers and a bud.

Bringing this one inside shortly.

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jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

October 4, 2011
9:33 PM

Post #8836537

Nice orientals.
TPNursery
South Lake Tahoe, CA

October 5, 2011
9:49 AM

Post #8837028

Snow on the lilies.

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TPNursery
South Lake Tahoe, CA

October 5, 2011
10:32 AM

Post #8837084

Simple bouquet of lilies on my kitchen table.
Lake Carey and Stargazer

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TPNursery
South Lake Tahoe, CA

October 5, 2011
10:49 AM

Post #8837111

Same bouquet - different lighting

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

October 5, 2011
12:31 PM

Post #8837206

I love the picture of the snow on the lilies. I figure it will be another several weeks before I have the same. It is really nice seeing so many lovely lilies this late in the year. Thanks.
OCCAROL
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

October 5, 2011
4:52 PM

Post #8837497

Hey TP! A little early this year huh? We actually got an inch of rain down here in Orange county today. Hoping for another winter like last year...we need your snow pack. LOL!
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

October 5, 2011
5:40 PM

Post #8837555

Amazing the difference the light makes. If you hadn't said otherwise, I would have thought that they were pictures of two completely different lilies.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

October 5, 2011
7:36 PM

Post #8837695

Anyone interested in trading for three Pizzazz lilies? They have grown about 4 feet and lots of blooms. I just don't care for it overmuch. I got it from The Lily Garden Spring 2010 so the bulbs have grown some since then.
TPNursery
South Lake Tahoe, CA

October 5, 2011
8:03 PM

Post #8837717

Sure would like to trade for some Pizzazz. :-)
TPNursery
South Lake Tahoe, CA

October 5, 2011
8:22 PM

Post #8837738

Tigrinum Splendens lily had a grand entrance this morning -
then this afternoon it was showtime

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TPNursery
South Lake Tahoe, CA

October 5, 2011
8:35 PM

Post #8837755

OCCAROL - its to early for snow!
We had snow in June too.

You're welcome to take as much as you like.
Its still dumping on us.

At least I can enjoy the lilies that I brought inside along with the lilies in the greenhouse.
I can take a few Sorbornne cuttings from the GH and make another arrangement, even one for the bathroom!
Me and my lilies. LOL.




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OCCAROL
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

October 6, 2011
4:44 PM

Post #8838782

I'm curious...how do you keep the varmints out of them? I know there is a lot of hungry wildlife up there.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

October 6, 2011
7:34 PM

Post #8838967

I used to live in vole city (50 lilies in a single winter, with tons of trails). I was using expandable slate until I realized that miniature daffodils, planted near lilies, scare off vole and rabbits. After a year or so they didn't even tunnel to get to them.. I think they leave each other notes.

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TPNursery
South Lake Tahoe, CA

October 6, 2011
9:57 PM

Post #8839114

LOL Donna...thanks!
Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

October 7, 2011
6:12 AM

Post #8839321

I think Donna meant mini daffodils ~
TPNursery
South Lake Tahoe, CA

October 7, 2011
7:08 AM

Post #8839379

Yes, to Daffodils and to Alliums on deterring voles.
I have both planted all over the garden.
And getting more of both to accent the garden.

I also use Solar Devices the send out vibrations in the ground.
But those critters are clever! They wear ear plugs and shock absorbers.

Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

October 7, 2011
7:31 AM

Post #8839405

If a vole is just another mouse, I wonder if that would work for me. As you know I had a mouse infestation (don't really know how to tell the difference - these had tails) and lost tree peonies, trees, bushes, etc. They didn't touch the lily bulbs though. Seemed mostly on the surface and bored tunnels through the snow. Maybe the Alaskan version of the vole.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

October 7, 2011
10:17 AM

Post #8839579

Ack! Thank you Moby - corrected above. I find that WP Milner, a quite demure (and CHEAP) daff works well. There were tulips and lilies I hadn't seen for years because the darned rabbits were biting the stems off.

We have kept mice out of the house for 13 years with one of those sonar things in the basement. Our neighbors all have mice. Of course, we also keep our garage door closed. Not that one doesn't get the occasional bird (I try not to panic them so they won't run into spmething), chipmunk (who LOVED the tulip bulbs I dug up and put in the garage) and recently, a baby bunny - cutest darned thing you've ever seen.

Had a real thrill recently (OK, only a lily head would feel this way). Years ago I bought, from B&D, an Easter Lily Black Dragon lone called Longidragon.

http://www.lilybulb.com/l5060.html

The picture doesn't do it justice, it's breathtaking, short, strong stems, gorgeous scent. The darned rabbits bit it to the ground every year, and tree roots began growing over it. Not only could I not get it out, But I no longer knew where it was. And the crop was decimated in the B&D vole invasion of several years ago. They lost most of theor stock of several wonderful lilies.

But I got a brainwave. I planted a couple of WP Milners where I though it would be, and lo and behold this year i emerged and bloomed. So I dug it tp. Hppy Donna. Happy Longidragon.

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

October 7, 2011
12:02 PM

Post #8839689

I had a black dragon but I have lost it. I hope that it surfaces as yours did. It is really gorgeous. I guess I better start investing in more daffys. Do tulips do the same thing?
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

October 7, 2011
1:53 PM

Post #8839838

Unfortunately, no. They eat the tulips. I put in tulip Hearts Delight year after year only to have the bunnies eat it. Then I added WP Milner. You can see the results!

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Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

October 7, 2011
2:53 PM

Post #8839916

I saw that at B&D and thought of you, Donna. I couldn't find a good enough price on daffs so I bought 150 at Sam's for $45. Couldn't beat it, big bulbs for .30 each.
TPNursery
South Lake Tahoe, CA

October 7, 2011
6:08 PM

Post #8840195

Good deal on the daffs Moby.
I think I'll invest in mini's too - thanks Donna!
Ooohh...they'll look so cute in a container with other spring blooming bulbs.
Oh, gift giving time soon...
TPNursery
South Lake Tahoe, CA

October 7, 2011
7:56 PM

Post #8840320

To keep critters away from eatting dinner in the garden,
I place sharp pine cones around the base of the plants.
This has saved my hosta's too.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

October 9, 2011
1:40 PM

Post #8842247

I have three Albums and three Miss Lucys (although one has sent up three stems). I have had them in the ground for two summers. They grow, form buds, and at least with Miss Luch, one tries to open about now. The only thing I can figure is that they are really late bloomers and/or our summers are not long or hot enough for them. Any ideas?
roseycats
Dayton, OH

October 15, 2011
3:54 PM

Post #8850176

Oberon, I'm not sure what kind of Lilies I've seen at the store's recently, but I've been seeing some Lilies that are blooming now, I also seen some that were blooming in the summer.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

October 15, 2011
4:17 PM

Post #8850187

Yeah, but roseycats, what is the temp down there?
roseycats
Dayton, OH

October 15, 2011
4:38 PM

Post #8850221

OK, You've got me there.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

October 15, 2011
5:09 PM

Post #8850247

I think it simply gets too cold here, even though the weather is nice to me. Its about 48F now, at 4pm; been cloudy and drizzly, but not a big things. The snow is coming down the mountains all around us, so I figure the first of November for sure. Neither the mums or the asters have bloomed. So I suspect as much as I hate to ditch healthy plants, I might as well dig them up. I don't have room for non-bloomers, unless by intent, say grasses, bushes, etc. And not many of those. And the bushes actually all flower: azalea, ninebark, hydrangea, lilac, chokecherry. Even the siberian pea have tiny flowers.

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