Just had to start a new thread.
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Lets see New lilies sprouting #5
Just had to start a new thread.
What are the purple flowers? Are they that big or closer to the camera? Gorgeous!
MY BAD they are Black Beauty.
Thanks for the memory jog.
The purple flowers in the background are Echinaceas aka purple cone flower.
Aren't the purple ones some kind of campanula?
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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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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.
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.
What intense color. I have learned to love the reds, way after everyone else. What a beauty! Keep them coming!!!!
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!
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!
The density of flowers and buds at the top of the stem is amazing. You made a great choice when you installed that one!
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.
Nice lilies, everyone.
Moby, those purple flowers from early in this thread are a type of clematis.
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..
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.
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!
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?
Yessss....... 104* today and still 90* at this hour. I'd kill to simply have a 'nice' day.
Holy sheep dip!! You have no escape except an air conditioner. As bad as -40 and -50 in alaska. No, worse I think.
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! >:(
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
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.
Is Stamford humid? Is that why it seems much hotter?
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?