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Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 1, 2012
9:57 AM

Post #9105593

I planted many lilies last fall. Asiatic Big Yellow is the first to bloom for me. The rest of the lilies are growing nicely and full of buds, so I'll be seeing more blooms soon.

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2012
10:04 AM

Post #9105609

And I look forward to seeing them.

I had a look at my lilies in the fridge (60 plus) and they are sprouting. Time to get them in!
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 1, 2012
10:31 AM

Post #9105650

Ditto here, Donna. They know when it's time to sprout, no matter their temp.

Lovely Cem. Thanks for getting the show going!
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2012
10:43 AM

Post #9105685

I can almost hear their little voices yelling - HEY! YOU! Get with the program!

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Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 1, 2012
11:07 AM

Post #9105717

You're welcome pollyk, and Donna, you're too funny. I got some lilies fom bleeks co-op a few weeks ago, which sat on my deck in the shade, and started growing in their bags. I finally finished planting the last few last week, with some Tete-a-Tete daffs to protect them. I'm sure they said "it's about time" LOL. They too have been growing rapidly.

Donna, I also wanted to say thanks again for the info about planting the lilies with mini daffs to protect them. I've had no rabbit damage so far. The fall planted lilies were planted with Narcissus Hawera, and the spring ones with Tete-a-Tete that I found in pots at a local nursery.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2012
12:07 PM

Post #9105809

Bravo!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 2, 2012
1:40 AM

Post #9106683

Isnt it thrilling to see blooms. Polly and I are in the same zone so we wont have blooms for a month or so.
Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 2, 2012
8:26 PM

Post #9107960

Yes, I thrilled to see the lily blooms this year, and I'm excited that so far no critter damage to the lilies. This week I think Asiatic Commander in Chief will bloom next, and trumpet African Queen is not too far behind.

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Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 2, 2012
8:34 PM

Post #9107964

Asiatic Dolly Madison, LA Camelot, and LA Easter Bonnett will also bloom in the next week. This southern heat is really driving the lilies to bloom earlier this year.

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Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 2, 2012
8:39 PM

Post #9107970

Asiatic Endless Love and LA Opening Night will not be left out. At the rate these liles are blooming, I won't have anything left to bloom in June or July.

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 3, 2012
6:44 AM

Post #9108311

Lovely Cem!. I'm so happy the daffodils worked for you.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 3, 2012
8:30 AM

Post #9108487

Even just the foliage looks beautiful!

The daffodils definitely help with any vole/ mole problem, but I'm surprised they help deter rabbits. I have some eaten by rabbits this year, but they didn't have daffodils next to those.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 3, 2012
10:12 AM

Post #9108726

I should have said! The repell rabbits too. I use them around tulips, which seem to be candy to rabbits.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 3, 2012
10:30 AM

Post #9108746

Good news, Donna, thanks! Dang rabbits. I love them, so cute, but they can do a number on lilies.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 3, 2012
1:30 PM

Post #9108992

There were lilies I didn't see for five years because they were nipped EVERY YEAR! I had some nice surprises when I put daffs where i thought lilies might be. Like Jubileo, an asiatic and a gift from the lily garden. I hadn't seem it in seven or eight years.

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 3, 2012
4:56 PM

Post #9109213

Let me out of here! Lilies from the minifridge. All but one of the 68 survived - Casa Blanca, of all things.

The Silver Sunbursts, Regales, Regale album and Silk Road are in. This works!

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Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 3, 2012
8:33 PM

Post #9109548

Donna, you have a bounty of lilies, happy planting this spring ;~) Annette

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 4, 2012
1:23 AM

Post #9109672

They look great Donna
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 4, 2012
5:03 AM

Post #9109757

Ready to go, for sure!
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 4, 2012
5:42 AM

Post #9109800

No wonder I could hear their little shrieks!

Did anyone experience what I did with Casa Blanca? I originally had 12 from a terrific WFF offer, many, many years ago. I put them behind the bayberries in the front of my house. The scent at night was fantastic. Passers by would stop and exclaim - what is that? It was actually a combo of Casa Blanca and nicotiana alata, which opens at night.

When the bayberries got too tall several years later I dug up all of the and moved them around the yard. And one by one they started to fade. And now they are all gone. Of the 68 bulbs, Casablanca was the only one I lost. I had moved my last three to balcony pots last year, and they were pathetic. And the last bulb looks almost like it liquified.

Has anyone else experienced this? I switched to Crystal Blanca (from B&D). It's got a shorter stem that you don't have to stake and it's TOUGH! I dug three up in bloom at the house because they were burning in the sun. I put them in a pot indoors. Then I moved the pot outside. Even the burned ones completely opened.

Pic 1. Burned lilies on July 25, 2011

Pic 2. The same lilies on July 30

Hey, my kind of lily!

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jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 6, 2012
2:45 PM

Post #9112898

My 1st this year (last year's 1st wasn't till 5-23).

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 6, 2012
4:31 PM

Post #9112996

Perhaps you remember a posting in which it was noted that Silk Road never seemed to produce additional bulbs? That the bulbs just got bigger and bigger? When I dug one of my Silk Roads up I found two bulblets the size of walnuts. Mind you, this was after many years of being in the ground, and the bilblets won't be blooming size for at least two years. But apparently it does reproduce.

Edited to say the size of walnuts, not almonds.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 7, 2012
1:43 AM

Post #9113512

good to know
Ispahan
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 7, 2012
9:45 AM

Post #9114016

It has been has been a while since I have been able to post here, but I just took a few minutes to read through the new threads and "catch up." I love reading about everyone's garden/lily progress :-)

Like Jmorth I also have incredibly early lilies in my garden, and these were from bulbs planted this past fall! The first photo is Lilium pumilum on May 3 and the second is how they look today, May 7. You can see Allium 'Globemaster' beginning to open in the background, as well as Lilium regale and 'Invasion' inching up taller every day. For perspective, the alliums are about 3 feet tall right now. I am not used to taking photos so please be patient with me if they are substandard :-)

Donna, how interesting to see hear about your 'Silk Road' bulblets! Walnut sized sounds pretty large, so maybe they will bloom sooner than 2-3 years? I also loved seeing the photos of your bulbs in bags. I too could almost hear them begging to come out, LOL! Do you still grow 'Ariadne' and 'Rosepoint Lace' by any chance? How tall do they grow for you? I am asking because the new bulbs I put in last fall are coming up incredibly short--many less than a foot--but are currently forming buds. I wonder if this is normal or if I should trim off the buds to help them settle in.



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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 7, 2012
10:37 AM

Post #9114080

Hi Ispahan! You've been missed.

Oh, yes, I brought those too along for the ride.

Come to think of it, yes, they started life quite short years ago. And then they got taller. As a reference, here they are with Campanula Bernice, which grows about 20 inches for me. I am recreating the setting now.

Pic 1: with Rosepoint Lace

Pic 2: the closed bulb is Ariadne

And the red, by the way, is Hiawatha. It rocks!

Pic 3: Oh! I just found an open Ariadne with Bernice! Center of the picture.

Pic 4: I didn't remember this, but Ariadne, which I always think is delicate, is actually significantly taller than Rosepoint Lace when mature!

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 7, 2012
10:54 AM

Post #9114098

Lily Beetles are in my zone.Lots of them inspite of spraying when lilies emerged in March. Guess they had already reached the adult stage and Bayer didnt have an effect. I just sprayed with Sevin.
This is just to say"Check your lilies" if you are in the beetle zones.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

May 16, 2012
4:22 PM

Post #9126442

Commander - In - Chief...the photos doesn't capture the color. It is so dark and rich!

Second one is name unknown...would love to know what it is. It is just so tropical looking!

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 17, 2012
2:02 AM

Post #9126854

Both are beautiful.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 22, 2012
6:20 PM

Post #9134244

Soon!

Silver Sunburst.

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

May 23, 2012
7:41 AM

Post #9134939

Ceres and Sweet Loraine

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 23, 2012
11:33 AM

Post #9135248

Makes me ache to see mine.
fleur_guy
Parma, OH
(Zone 5b)

May 23, 2012
11:56 AM

Post #9135276

DonnaMack
Is the plant next to your Lily an Eryngium or Globe Thistle ?
Ispahan
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 23, 2012
12:18 PM

Post #9135312

Fleur_guy, the plant in Donna's beautiful photo is Allium christophii. Donna always has the most gorgeous plant combinations and photos!
fleur_guy
Parma, OH
(Zone 5b)

May 23, 2012
1:25 PM

Post #9135428

I guess I picked out the wrong suspect in the lineup. LOL
jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 23, 2012
1:44 PM

Post #9135455

Tiny Sensation, Lollipop, and Green Goddess

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 23, 2012
3:11 PM

Post #9135554

He's right! Allium christophii. I love to grow lilies with other plants.

Oh Ispahan! Sweet!

Nanny and Jmorth - lovely lilies.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2012
1:38 AM

Post #9136171

Lilies are beautiful.I am so eager to see what blooms this season.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

May 24, 2012
8:07 AM

Post #9136462

Green Goddess is cool!
jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 24, 2012
9:54 PM

Post #9137564

Electric Orange and Tiny Orange Sensation

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 25, 2012
1:22 AM

Post #9137661

I like that Tiny series. Orange sensation looks great.
jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 28, 2012
12:23 AM

Post #9141296

Thanks Ge.
Tiger Play and Good Night

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

May 28, 2012
1:23 PM

Post #9142072

What a pretty combo!!
jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 28, 2012
10:41 PM

Post #9142622

Thanks nanny
Ispahan
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 30, 2012
2:36 PM

Post #9145182

This is lily #2 for me this year. I found these NOID lilies growing when I took over my current property and this is the first time I have ever seen them bloom. Last fall I dug up the original clump and moved the resulting bulbs (about 40 or 50 total) to various places around the yard.

I am not really a fan of LA lilies or of lilies with upfacing blooms, but these are pleasant enough. They have a light, sweet scent and measure about 7" across. First bloom was May 25.

Anyone recognize this lily? Notice the faint speckling in the throat.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 30, 2012
2:39 PM

Post #9145185

This is just a wild guess.
If the lilies are short they could be Buff Pixie
If they are over 30 inches tall they could be Salmon Classic.
Hope someone with a real answer helps.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2012
3:28 PM

Post #9145245

Hi Ispahan,

I was curious, so I did an LA search and the closest thing I found is on the Brent and Becky web site, although thelighting in the photo is different from yours. It's LA Orange Tycoon.

[HYPERLINK@store.brentandbeckysbulbs.com]

The stuff that popped up in my new garden included two Casa Blanca lilies! I lost the last of mine so this was a real find.

I also have a hydrangea that the previous owner (a very dear friend) moved to a shadier location because it didn't bloom. But between the mild winter, fertilizer, and 15 minutes of soaker hose watering once a week, the huge plant has at least 40 buds.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2012
3:31 PM

Post #9145250

Here is another pic of Orange Tycoon.

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/plant-finder/plant-details/kc/e981/lilium-orange-tycoon.aspx

I think we are at least close.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

May 30, 2012
4:22 PM

Post #9145306

DESERT SONG...my DH loves this one!

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Ispahan
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

May 31, 2012
9:18 AM

Post #9146138

On this rainy last day of May (hooray for the much needed rain!), one of my Rosepoint Lace bulbs has sprung into glorious flower. This is one of the Lilium lankongense hybrids planted last fall that started showing buds at only 3-4 inches tall this spring, but has elongated fairly nicely and is now 22 inches tall with three buds (one yet unopened). I planted five bulbs total of this strain: three remaining stems have buds almost ready to pop (maybe tomorrow?) and one stem stayed a few inches shorter and aborted its buds. Perhaps it is too immature to flower or just needs time to settle in.

To my eyes, it is beautiful and I have high hopes for taller stems, a higher bud count and some signs of multiplication next season!

By the way, the use of Allium caeruleum and A. christophii was inspired by DonnaMack. Thank you, Donna! :-)

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 31, 2012
4:59 PM

Post #9146774

How sweet of you to say! Thank YOU!
dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

May 31, 2012
6:54 PM

Post #9146954

My first lily to bloom that I'm sure of it's name.
'Claude Shride'

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dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

May 31, 2012
7:11 PM

Post #9146991

Petite Brigitte

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 1, 2012
1:28 AM

Post #9147189

Love Petit Bridget,have it too. Lilies bloom here in a couple of weeks. Frost in April didnt do as much damage as I feared,
jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

June 1, 2012
1:57 PM

Post #9147975

Starburst, Freya, and Zeus

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

June 1, 2012
3:40 PM

Post #9148143

Love Zeus!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2012
4:48 AM

Post #9148634

Finally I can join everyone. My first lily to bloom
Question is it
Tropical Dream?
Ladylike?
Starven?

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dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2012
6:02 AM

Post #9148696

My vote is for Starven. Reminds me of Buggy, who I miss.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2012
6:06 AM

Post #9148701

That IT I will officially name it that. It was in a mix from Lisa who was under appreciated until it was almost too late.
dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2012
6:18 AM

Post #9148716

You are so right, I found her late-I only had a couple of years to purchase her lilies. Now I wish I had purchased more.(ALL)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2012
6:52 AM

Post #9148788

The deal was for a bag of mixed 25 asiatic bulbs. She sent over 35.
All absolutly beautiful and not the typicle assortment of upfaceing lilies. I have been able to ID a few but not all. I guess my favorite white is Carnova,huge blooms so tranquil and beautiful with Campion alba.

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2012
6:54 AM

Post #9148792

krapps I hate choosing a file when there is no pix.

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dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2012
9:47 AM

Post #9148983

Just beautiful. I never had a blub from her that wasn't beautiful!
jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

June 2, 2012
1:28 PM

Post #9149304

Buggy was always my premier source for lilies. I think this Venture was in the first order received from her.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 3, 2012
1:30 AM

Post #9149897

Thats a glorious photo jmorth.
Ispahan
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 5, 2012
11:29 AM

Post #9153304

What would be the perfect start to a beautiful June morning? How about the heady, sweet, delicious scent of Lilium regale.

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Ispahan
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 5, 2012
11:31 AM

Post #9153306

My original stem of 'Rosepoint Lace' is becoming flushed with shades of pink, and it has indeed developed a very light but sweet fragrance.

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 5, 2012
11:41 AM

Post #9153320

Oh, Ispahan, I agree. Those are two of my earliest too, and they are glorious.

Rosepoint Lace with allium cerulium! Nice!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 5, 2012
11:46 AM

Post #9153329

I didnt know RPL did that.Both are just lovely. The regals remind me of my grandmothers garden.She grew many lilies only a few varieties but we were allowed to pick the regals for boquets. Sister and I decorated our faces with the yellow pollen and played "dressup"
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 5, 2012
1:50 PM

Post #9153463

What a sweet memory!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 5, 2012
3:21 PM

Post #9153576

Those were the days when we had to make our own fun. Pre TV and handheld games.
Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 5, 2012
9:37 PM

Post #9154110

Hello everyone, the blooms are all gorgeous. It's clear that spring has really sprung all over with the beautiful blooms being posted. I've taken a lot of pictures over the last few weeks, but just haven't had time to post them. I finally uploaded some pictures this evening, and realized I have over 1000 pictures of the garden, OH MY!!!! Now it's just a matter of resizing them to post. Here are some pictures of the 2 new beds that I did last spring. The peonies are done blooming, and the lilies and daylilies have taken over. Annette

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Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 5, 2012
9:50 PM

Post #9154120

Here is Tr. Regale up close, and it's in a bed with Pink Perfection, Bright Diamonds, and L.A. Marquee

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Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 5, 2012
9:56 PM

Post #9154124

Trumpet Pink Perfection

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Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 5, 2012
10:00 PM

Post #9154127

L. A. Trinity. This lily grew as soon as I planted it last fall. It never froze despite the cold spells and freezing weather that it was expose to this winter, and it started blooming this past week. I love the delicate color.

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Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 5, 2012
10:03 PM

Post #9154129

Asiatic Tango lily Orange Art with daylily Bright Sunset.

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Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 5, 2012
10:08 PM

Post #9154132

Trumpet African Queen in the back, with L. A. Trinity in front. The scent of African Queen is addictive.

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Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 5, 2012
10:17 PM

Post #9154139

Asiatic Cancun which was planted this March, thanks to bleeks co-op. The color is quite vibrant, and is like a beacon in the garden amongst the daylilies.

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Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 5, 2012
10:19 PM

Post #9154140

Another view of African Queen. Soooo pretty.

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 5, 2012
10:21 PM

Post #9154142

Cem,

Lovely, lovely, lovely. Worth the wait. Beautiful lilies. And as a person whose neighbors have chain link fences (shrubs are going in to hide them) I adore your fence!

It's wonderful how many lilies you have that are the trumpet type that splay from the top. The combo of up facing, out facing and down facing is delightful.
Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 5, 2012
10:23 PM

Post #9154143

Asiatic Commander in Chief.

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Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 5, 2012
10:27 PM

Post #9154145

Daylily Rocket City, with my noid orange lilies.

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Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 5, 2012
10:30 PM

Post #9154147

Hey Donna, thanks. I hope all is well with you, I'm looking forward to seeing the blooms from up north. Here's L. A. Opening Night.

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Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 5, 2012
10:34 PM

Post #9154148

L. A Camelot. That's all for now. I'll post more pictures soon. So come on everyone, let's see your beautiful blooms.

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 5, 2012
10:47 PM

Post #9154154

Fabulous. I'm in major bud, and will try to live up to your beauties.
Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 5, 2012
10:56 PM

Post #9154158

I'm looking forward to seeing them ;~)

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 6, 2012
1:47 AM

Post #9154185

Cem your beds are beautiful.I love to look at the whole garden.Single blooms are nice but a longview layout cant be beat.
jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

June 6, 2012
2:38 AM

Post #9154191

Champagne, Lionheart, and Grand Cru

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dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 7, 2012
1:05 PM

Post #9155961

Couple of my lilies today
Lilium hansonii

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dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 7, 2012
1:06 PM

Post #9155964

Lilium dalhansoni

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dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 7, 2012
1:07 PM

Post #9155966

Mrs. R.O. Backhouse

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2012
3:27 AM

Post #9157814

Finally Salmon Classic is open. Always among the first asiatic-longiflorum hybred

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 9, 2012
4:08 AM

Post #9157826

It's a yellow/orange extravaganza.

Jmorth, Gg, dlefferts - GORGEOUS!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2012
4:13 AM

Post #9157831

Thanks Donnamack.Its really a welcome sight after this spring when I ran out 4 nights in a row to cover emerged lilies.

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 9, 2012
4:23 PM

Post #9158488

I planted these little red lilies a couple years ago, but this is the first year they have really put out many blooms. I've looked through my orders for the last several years, but don't find anything that sounds like them (maybe some of you who are more familiar with lily varieties and names will recognize it).

I shouldn't call them 'little' - they are about 4' tall, but the blooms are small. In retrospect, I should not have planted them. The stems are so weak each one needs to be staked and the blooms, while quite lovely (an intense, dark burgundy) when seen up close, are so dark they are almost invisible in the border, unless you catch them in the sunlight, as I did, this morning.

Looking through my orders, I see I've planted LOTS of lilies over the years. Some have been successful and remain strong winners (the large trumpet lilies seem to get bigger each year), others have dwindled or were poor performers that got edited out. Things are just starting to open, so I'm looking forward to a colorful year.

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 9, 2012
4:53 PM

Post #9158508

ge,

And wasn't it worth it!!!???
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 9, 2012
4:59 PM

Post #9158512

Leawood,

Trumpets are winners. I have a lot of them and the only "problem" is finding a place to put the extras. I have never lost an Emerald Temple, White Henryi, Amethyst Temple or Silver Sunburst. You can't find the last two anymore. Interestingly, I bought Silver Sunburst from Old House Garden, and he has stopped offering it because he can't find a grower. I currently have at least a dozen in the garden, a dozen at the old house, and have given a dozen to friends.

When orienpets came into style, they seem to have been at the expense of trumpets.

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pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2012
5:33 PM

Post #9158536

I love OTs, but the trumpets are still my favorites.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 9, 2012
5:51 PM

Post #9158554

I'm with you!!!!
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 9, 2012
6:20 PM

Post #9158586

Well, yes, Donna, ornamental grasses and trumpet lilies, LOL.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 10, 2012
1:11 AM

Post #9158843

Thats why I made the effort.I just knew what was at stake .

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 10, 2012
9:23 AM

Post #9159163

Yellow trumpet opened today - it almost looks salmon. Yellow Turks Cap lilies (Lilium Tenuifolium) are opening today also.

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Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 10, 2012
5:02 PM

Post #9159648

Beautiful blooms everyone. Donna, I have to agree about the trumpets. This is my first year with them, and I absolutely love the, the height, scent, and all, and I don't mind having to stake them. They're just gorgeous, I'm going to have to add more to my collection for the scents. I love a fragrant garden. Here are a few more pictures from the last few days.

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Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 10, 2012
5:05 PM

Post #9159653

This is Citronella, planted in a bed in front by the sidewalk. I find the texture and the shape of the blooms fascinating from the front and the back.

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Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 10, 2012
5:08 PM

Post #9159660

Orientpet Siesta with spider daylily Titanic Tower in front.

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Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 10, 2012
5:12 PM

Post #9159666

Trumpet Golden Splendor and Tango Dot Com.

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Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 10, 2012
5:14 PM

Post #9159667

Orientpet American Sentinel.

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Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 10, 2012
5:17 PM

Post #9159670

Asiatic Double Fata Morgana.

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Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 10, 2012
5:20 PM

Post #9159672

Orientpet American Spirit with the last bloom of LA Marquee. The daylily in front is Double Layer.

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Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 10, 2012
5:26 PM

Post #9159679

Asiatic Toronto.

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 10, 2012
6:37 PM

Post #9159783

I love the downward facing lily in the last photo. It is as though it's hiding its charm.
Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 10, 2012
7:38 PM

Post #9159898

Thanks Donna. Here is a lily labelled as Tiger Pink. It's shorter than I expected, but it was only planted in April, and blooming already.

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Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 10, 2012
7:44 PM

Post #9159906

In contrast, Orientpet Shocking, which has been in for a few years, has lost it's mind and is truly shocking in how it's multplied, has grown to over 6ft this year. I can't wait for these blooms to open.

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Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 10, 2012
7:52 PM

Post #9159915

Although it has no scent, I have really enjoyed Asiatic Endless Love, that bloomed for weeks here. The color a subtle cream/pale yellow.

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jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

June 11, 2012
1:19 AM

Post #9160039

Purple Edge, Yellow Green, and Silver Nymph (I think)

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 11, 2012
2:24 AM

Post #9160057

Cem lilies are fantastic.You sure have a lot of them.Of all you pixed American Sentinal is best/I love the dark color on the back of the blooms.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 11, 2012
5:22 AM

Post #9160175

Salmon Classic with Tiny Sensation and Matrix
Matrix about 8 inches tall.

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pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 11, 2012
7:53 AM

Post #9160441

Very nice showing of lilies, Cem!

What a cute combo, Jo. Is Matrix supposed to be that short? Or should I say is Salmon Classic supposed to be that tall, LOL.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 11, 2012
8:02 AM

Post #9160454

Haaaaaa. Matrix is supposed to be twice as tall.Salmon Classic is the right size. Nothing is as it was last year except the weeds are the same size and lots of'em.
Ispahan
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 11, 2012
8:47 AM

Post #9160542

I have been out of town for a few days and I returned home to a sea of Lilium regale. These lilies are more beautiful, fragrant and much taller than I ever would have imagined for first year stems. Many are 4-5 feet tall. I can't wait to see what they will do next year! If you look closely, there are several stems of 'Invasion' in this bed which are forming nice candelabras of buds.

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Ispahan
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 11, 2012
8:48 AM

Post #9160543

Here is another neighboring patch of Lilium regale with Allium 'Ambassador' seed heads and a small view of some of my EarthBoxes with vegetables (the trellises). They are not really visible, but there are stems of 'Silk Road' popping up throughout this bed as well.

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Ispahan
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 11, 2012
8:49 AM

Post #9160548

Here is another charmer that is very difficult to photograph. It is Judith Freeman's 'Antique Lace'. The blossoms are slightly smaller than 'Rosepoint Lace' and more down facing, but they have a wonderful peachy blush and a light, sweet fragrance. It is not photogenic. In person, however, I could stare at it all day long! Also included in the photo are borage seedlings and an Allium christophii seed head.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 11, 2012
9:09 AM

Post #9160591

Love the spent alliums with lilies.
This is my Peach Pixie just opened,planted in April. I am not sure its the right lable
second image is from the website
ooops

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pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 11, 2012
9:18 AM

Post #9160609

Here's an interesting discussion on Peach Pixie

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/lily/msg0618424717664.html

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 11, 2012
9:23 AM

Post #9160617

I just went to the website and believe I got Golden Pixie instead. Ahhh well I needed to move those anyway.
Always my luck with co-ops.
Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 11, 2012
7:17 PM

Post #9161364

Thanks for the nice comments Joann and polly. Joann, love your colorful blooms. It's unfortunate when you don't get what you order from the co-ops.

jmorth, you have a lovely selection of lilies, and nice blooms.

Ispahan, I would love to be a butterfly flitting around your garden, the scent must be amazing. Your lilies clearly love where they're planted.

Keep posting those blooms everyone. Annette

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 12, 2012
4:38 AM

Post #9161750

Tiny Skyline with Coreopsis Helios
Border Asiatic Tint Snowflake with Heuchera
Lily Lollipop

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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 12, 2012
5:55 AM

Post #9161819

Lilies in the border today.

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jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

June 12, 2012
9:47 AM

Post #9162139

Champagne and Skyfire

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 12, 2012
10:36 AM

Post #9162196

Lovely contrast
jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

June 12, 2012
12:05 PM

Post #9162305

Thanks. Both were from Buggy.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 12, 2012
3:22 PM

Post #9162579

It really is beautiful. For whatever reason my Champagnes bloomed stunningly for one season, and then disappeared. It's nice to see yours.
Ispahan
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 12, 2012
11:25 PM

Post #9163120

Here is a single bloom of 'Karen North' that opened on Tuesday morning, disheveled though she may be from a rough experience. I had to have some work done on my back porch and a construction accident flattened my three stems of this cultivar. Sigh. I now have them propped up with bamboo stakes. The base of the stems was luckily not broken.

In the background can also be seen some buds from the exquisite 'Antique Lace'.

I plan on putting in even more bulbs of Lilium lankongense hybrids this fall. Even though the first year stems have been short (around two feet tall) and sparse with blooms, they are so lovely that I would like to try to get them established in other parts of my garden as well.

Oddly enough, 'Ariadne', 'Peach Lace' and 'Eurydice' failed to produce any viable buds this year. All of them sent up stems which were either void of buds in the first place or which aborted their developing buds. Hopefully they are just settling in and getting ready to produce a nice show for next season!

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 13, 2012
1:25 AM

Post #9163148

Those are beautiful

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 13, 2012
3:46 AM

Post #9163201

Ladylike with Euphorbia Bonfire

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jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

June 13, 2012
10:46 AM

Post #9163614

Bloodtiger and Yellow Green

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 13, 2012
11:13 AM

Post #9163656

Ladylike again with nepeta

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 13, 2012
11:13 AM

Post #9163657

Dimension is blooming too

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Ispahan
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 13, 2012
11:14 AM

Post #9163660

Here is an updated photo of my poor, smashed 'Karen North' stems. Even after being completely bent and flattened they are still managing to open all of their buds.

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Ispahan
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 13, 2012
11:15 AM

Post #9163662

In one of my orders to The Lily Garden last fall, Judith included two bulbs of 'Yellow Whoppers' as a bonus. So far, this is a surprisingly lovely and robust Asiatic, standing tall at three feet in its first season. First picture is from earlier this morning showing a bud just opening and the second picture was taken an hour ago to show the fully open bloom. I like this cultivar much more than I expected!

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Ispahan
Chicago, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 13, 2012
11:16 AM

Post #9163663

The last photo I have for today is a mystery lily that was purchased from B&D Lilies as the LO hybrid 'El Condor'. From a group of six bulbs, what came up were 5 stems of what is probably 'El Condor' (still forming buds and standing nearly six feet tall!) and one stem of this beauty that appears to be a yellow LA lily. It is four feet tall in its first season, has a pyramid of nearly 20 buds, and produces giant saturated yellow blooms with a nice, sweet fragrance. Does anyone recognize it? Whatever it is, I love it!

UPDATE: I sent this photo to B & D Lilies explaining what had happened. Bob identified it right away as the LA hybrid 'Dazzler'. I like it so much I might order more for fall planting!

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2012
11:19 AM

Post #9164952

LadyLike and euphorbia bonfire

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

June 15, 2012
9:21 AM

Post #9166206

Dazzler is very pretty!!

Center Fold has bloomed here...lots just ready. Will probably bloom next week while we are gone! :(

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 16, 2012
1:41 AM

Post #9167191

Thats about the state we are in,a few blooms here and there but no big display.
For all my touting Liquid Fence the deer have eaten the buds off Saharazaads and Casablanca.

Guess I missed a spot.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

June 16, 2012
10:42 AM

Post #9167589

Oh wow what a shame about that...the deer here have pruned my tomato plants, but luckily have stayed away from the lilies and daylilies...at least so far!
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2012
6:07 PM

Post #9167997

Centerfold reminds me of an old favorite - one of my first lilies: Artistic.

You tell those guys to hold on till you get back!

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 19, 2012
3:35 AM

Post #9171163

Mine are beginning.What a relief.Some are different from last year but I expect next year will be better

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 19, 2012
4:17 AM

Post #9171192

Loreto and Grafitti

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dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 19, 2012
11:15 AM

Post #9171643

I've tried to ID my lilies. Please let me know if anyone has corrections.
1. Angela North
2. Beaudadiois
3. Cupid's Gift
4. Forever Susan
5. Lilium tsingtanense

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dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 19, 2012
12:26 PM

Post #9171729

1. Lollypop
2. Loreto
3. Matrix
4. Mount Duckling
5. Night Flyer

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dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 19, 2012
1:00 PM

Post #9171761

1. Orange Electric
2. Orange Pixie
3. Peach Lace
4. Pearl Jennifer (Correction this lily is Cheerful from Buggy)
5. Pear Justine

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dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 19, 2012
1:07 PM

Post #9171772

1. Pearl Loraine
2. Purple Spike
3. Rosella's Dream
4. Scream (I believe this is Liberty Hyde Park)
5. Starven

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 19, 2012
2:37 PM

Post #9171857

Lovely collection
hostages
Wyoming, MN

June 19, 2012
4:35 PM

Post #9171986

Martagons are blooming a few LA's as well. Many many buds.

Gary

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 20, 2012
1:48 AM

Post #9172409

Love the marts
dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 20, 2012
5:01 AM

Post #9172487

Finishing the pictures I've taken
1. Stones
2. Tahitian Dawn
3. Tiger Babies
4. Tinos
5. Wanderer

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 20, 2012
5:23 AM

Post #9172507

all beautiful.Get ready for another smilebox just lilies so far. Mostly Asiatics

I dont want to sound like I am bragging but there are a lot of requests as to how many lilies I have.This is the official count
110 varieties and estimated 500 stems.
http://smilebox.com/playBlog/4d7a49784e5467324d6a593d0d0a&blogview=true

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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2012
7:21 AM

Post #9172652

WOW! How impressive! What a wonderful show. Congratulations.
Leftwood
Saint Bonifacius, MN
(Zone 4a)

June 21, 2012
4:27 AM

Post #9173899

dlefferts,
Lilium tsingtauense has competely upfacing flowers. If yours has any kind of a tilt to the flowers, then it is the much more common imposter that is sold under the same name. That would be a natural hybrid of Lilium tsingtauense with Lilium distichum and/or Lilium medeoloides. If the plant only produced one flower this year, it is impossible to differentiate because even the hybrid can be upfacing with only one flower. The real Lilium tsingtauense will have all upfacing flowers no matter how many flowers on the stem.

Rick
dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 21, 2012
7:11 AM

Post #9174072

Rick,
Thanks so much for the information. I didn't take enough pictures of the lily to know for sure which way the flowers were pointing. I just went out & looked at the lilium and all the flowers were gone. The flowers may have been pointing outward. I will make a note on the lilies record and see next year (hope it comes back). I purchased this lily a couple of years ago & it is the first time I've seen it. I've noticed that species & martagon lilies may take a couple of years to bloom. I love your pictures of the species and ususal lilies that you post on the forum. This is the main reason I started to try & have species lilies in my garden. I also love when you post your vast knowledge about lilies. I learn so much. Once again thanks for the information.
Deb
Sherrygirl
Pasco, WA
(Zone 6b)

June 21, 2012
6:28 PM

Post #9175003

Here is a favorite of mine.
Sherry

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 22, 2012
1:21 AM

Post #9175402

Looks like Royal Sunset.Beautiful.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 22, 2012
8:50 AM

Post #9175784

More opened today

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 24, 2012
4:29 AM

Post #9178089

Blooming in a few weeks.I cant believe how tall this is.Nice sturdy trunk too.
Robinas will be 8 feet.I just had to measure.

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 24, 2012
10:04 AM

Post #9178511

This is part of my lily mishmash. They were all in zip lock bags in my minifridge all winter (68 of them!) and by the time I got to them many of them had sprouted. So I basically threw them into the ground, and they tend to lean so I have to support the, which I don't mind. I have asiatics that are still in bus, but here is Silver Sunburst, August Ruby and Red Alert with nepeta Dawn to Dusk and an allium christophii gone to seed. I will probably do some digging up and moving, but its great to see them, although it is very difficult to photograph them.

The tall lily in the rear is Silk Road.

And in the back yard, blooming in shade, is Regale. But I have asiatics that are only in bud. Wild!

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dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 24, 2012
11:46 AM

Post #9178654

Some Lilies I beleive I've identified correctly. Any corrections are welcome.
1. Agrippa
2. Alabaster Rose
3. Alexly
4 Bright Diamond
5.Canova

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dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 24, 2012
11:48 AM

Post #9178659

1. Catheral Windows
2. Charisma
3. Chianti
4. Corrida
5. Cote d'Azur

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dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 24, 2012
11:52 AM

Post #9178663

1. Debra Jean
2. Elegant Crown
3. Elodie
4. Eurydike
5.Fangio

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dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 24, 2012
11:55 AM

Post #9178667

1. Lady Fair
2. Liberty Hyde Bailey
3. Melissa Jamie
4. Monte Negro
5. Nerone

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dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 24, 2012
11:59 AM

Post #9178683

1. Parkland Orange
2. Patricia's Pride
3. Pearl Stacy
4. Planter's Pink
5. Razzle Dazzle

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dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 24, 2012
12:06 PM

Post #9178690

1. Rosie Cheeks
2. Salmon Classic
3. Spice Islands
4. Starburst
5. Vermeer

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dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 24, 2012
12:08 PM

Post #9178692

All for today
1. White Lace
2. Zeus Pink
3. Zeus

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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2012
1:57 PM

Post #9178828

'Salmon Star'
'Muscadet'

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 24, 2012
2:27 PM

Post #9178855

WOW thats a lot 'o lilies
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

June 24, 2012
3:17 PM

Post #9178932

Ge, I still love your smileboxes.
Dlefferts, those are beautiful in every way. You really have been busy!

Quite frankly, you all have beautiful Asiatics, even when there are but a few varieties.

This has been a tough lily season due to the red lily beetle and the requirement to spray. So far everything has been lovely. I was astonished to find an oriental lily in June. These lilies should be blooming late July or early August. It is definitely not the best specimen of Star Gazer rubrum, but there is not doubt about its scent.

While not true lilium, the callas in the second picture have been magnificent. I never expected such large gorgeous "blooms" with such pretty foliage. It is one of the few containers not destroyed by chipmunks.

We have been plagued by chipmunks for some awful reason, and they are impossible to eradicate. They seem to go after bulbs and corms as well as small plants.

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 24, 2012
4:24 PM

Post #9178993

Cathy, can you get your hands on some Milorganite? Sprinkle it, just a bit, around your lilies. Chipmunks hate it, and will leave your lilies alone. This also works for lilies in pots.
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

June 24, 2012
4:49 PM

Post #9179019

Donna, I'm sure I can. Thanks. I will get it tomorrow. I think our entire city is overcome with chipmunks.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 24, 2012
5:44 PM

Post #9179100

It truly does work. If you were nearby I'd just run over with a cup! It's also a good mild fertilizer. Don'e stick your head in the bag, because it stinks! It liberated my pots, like freshly ground black pepper liberated me from squirrels, and daffodils freed me from rabbits and voles.

It is a real joy to go into your garden and find everything there.

Donna

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2012
1:48 AM

Post #9179443

I agree about the orientals. The deer ate the Casablancas but BlackMagics look ready to pop.along with Altaries.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2012
4:28 AM

Post #9179533

http://smilebox.com/playBlog/4d7a49794d6a63314d44413d0d0a&blogview=true
dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2012
12:58 PM

Post #9180422

ge1836, Your smilebox always, makes me smile. Thanks

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 25, 2012
3:29 PM

Post #9180648

goodie
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

June 26, 2012
8:32 AM

Post #9181760

GE, smiling at your smilebox again.

I spread milorganite out yesterday in a lot of areas. This morning I opened the front door and found a chipmunk on my steps. I'll be spreading out more. I think it is a 30-lb. bag.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 26, 2012
1:26 PM

Post #9182238

You don't need a lot in any one place.

On your steps is fine. Digging up your plants is not!

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 27, 2012
11:18 AM

Post #9183514

'Star Gazer'

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cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

June 28, 2012
11:38 AM

Post #9184905

That Star Gazer is beautiful, Leawood.

Does anyone else in the northeast have early Orientals blooming? I though mid-July was early, but this is something else!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 28, 2012
11:58 AM

Post #9184956

I have some Mona Lisas.They are shorter.No pix tho,they look awful,must have frozen in April.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 30, 2012
3:25 AM

Post #9187130

http://smilebox.com/playBlog/4d7a49794f5463784d44513d0d0a&blogview=true

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 2, 2012
4:36 AM

Post #9189531

blooms from today
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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 4, 2012
5:04 AM

Post #9192410

Lilies are exploding on the 4th tee hee
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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 4, 2012
12:43 PM

Post #9192926

Very nice!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 9, 2012
3:45 AM

Post #9198584

http://smilebox.com/playBlog/4d7a49304d54637a4e44593d0d0a&blogview=true
jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

July 10, 2012
4:35 PM

Post #9200757

Scherheazade

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 7, 2012
3:49 AM

Post #9232633

Black Beauty

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cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

August 7, 2012
6:09 AM

Post #9232765

They are lovely. All my lilies have long ago bloomed from the crazy weather, except for one that will be finished blooming this week.
I hope you'll post more.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 7, 2012
2:33 PM

Post #9233323

From the angle J, Scherazade must be huge tall. All lovely. I only have Garden Treasure of the larger lilies and lots of the smaller ones.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 7, 2012
2:55 PM

Post #9233345

The voles ate my Garden Treasure.I sure miss it but there is always another lily in the mail.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 7, 2012
4:53 PM

Post #9233488

I would share with you but I only have one!!! lol And I am not THAT generous ...lol
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 7, 2012
9:07 PM

Post #9233748

Well, here is my contribution thus far.
butterscotch Sundae
Iona
Razzle Dazzle
Garden Affair
and an noid I simply call No. 8

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 8, 2012
2:40 AM

Post #9233842

Thanks Oberon so nice to see lilies now that ours are nearly gone.
Cem9165
Duluth, GA
(Zone 7b)

August 8, 2012
3:30 AM

Post #9233859

Those are some beautiful blooms, and I love how delicate Iona appears. It's nice to see the lily blooms at this time of year, the lilies here finished blooming weeks ago.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 8, 2012
4:38 AM

Post #9233885

Mary, those are really beautiful. I had some martagons established before a heavy foot (not mine) appeared to send them to lily heaven. Yours remind me that I should plant some again.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 8, 2012
7:12 AM

Post #9234067

Iona was a surprise. I don't remember getting it as a freebie nor did I order it. But is is so pretty and delicate. It is only 12" tall and the bloom is about 2" across. I found it on TLG from whom I ordered my other lilies and identified it there. According to them it should get 4' tall. Boy does this baby have a lot of growing to do. I think I will move it while it is small. I think, judging by two other tiny little stems nearby that I have three. One of life's puzzles. Or TLG send a wrong lily. Will have to check my order for who is missing.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 8, 2012
7:27 AM

Post #9234079

Wow, a freebie martagon would surprise me!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 8, 2012
8:05 AM

Post #9234133

I don't know much about martagon lilies so wasn't surprised. So maybe a mistake. Will double check the order for missing lily. Want one? lol

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 8, 2012
8:09 AM

Post #9234143

I love Martagons.They are slow to get established but are regal and magical in the garden.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 8, 2012
8:48 AM

Post #9234185

I have speciosum (sp) alba lilies. I don't think they will blossom here as our season doesn't extend far enough. Just as they are getting ready to open, they turn brown and all off. Would anyone want to take them off my hands. I understand they are a beautiful lily and I don't want to just trash them.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 8, 2012
9:20 AM

Post #9234215

Well, I'm rasing my hand here. I would be pleased to do it and pay the postage. Sending you a dmail.

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

August 8, 2012
10:19 AM

Post #9234267

Got it. and replied
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 20, 2012
10:54 AM

Post #9247736

I am amazed at the size of Gizmo (11" even with recurve blooms); Orania is only 7" with recurve. Can someone confirm for me that the third is Iona not Ariadne? It may have been a freebe and Ariadne has not yet bloomed.

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 20, 2012
11:43 AM

Post #9247825

Here are some Ariadnes that I got from TLG. Does this help?

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cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

August 20, 2012
11:54 AM

Post #9247834

Mary and Donna, those are lovely. Enjoy.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 20, 2012
12:01 PM

Post #9247844

Thanks Donna. that is what I thought. The little guy is not Ariadne. This one is so diminutive but even Iona is supposed to be 5-6'. So maybe it is a freebe in a baby bulb?? Well, I will find out as the others bloom.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

August 20, 2012
12:03 PM

Post #9247845

It's such a treat to see your lilies, Mary! You may consider that you're last on the list for blooms but, believe me, we all wish we could have your lilies blooming now in our gardens.
Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

August 20, 2012
2:31 PM

Post #9248019

Here are pics of my Ariadne. It appears that the stigma of Iona is very dark. http://www.thelilygarden.com/pages_lilies/trumpet_1.html#ion

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

August 20, 2012
5:54 PM

Post #9248253

Moby, yours doesn't look very pink. When I look at B&D lilies or TLG, their flowers are really pinkish looking and you can't see the markings. I will have to assume based on the stigma that I have Ariadne which is what I ordered. but if so, I am really disappointed in the size. Not even one foot tall. some of the others I ordered have huge stems and monster flowers. Gizmo, with 11" blooms came from Faraway flowers and Ariadne came from TLG. both are super nurseries.

SPGardens

SPGardens
(R+B) SLT, CA
(Zone 6a)

August 20, 2012
6:31 PM

Post #9248302

Pink Mystery...Silk Road...Red Dutch

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

August 20, 2012
6:51 PM

Post #9248340

All lovely but I really like Pink Mystery.
Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

August 20, 2012
8:00 PM

Post #9248426

That IS gorgeous!

Mary, looking back at my pics, I see the pollen is a little ratty looking which tells me the blooms is a few days old ~ and bleached out. I seem to remember that Ariadne took a couple years to settle in and get to 4 ft.
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

August 20, 2012
8:01 PM

Post #9248427

I think Pink Mystery is really special, too. I am going to scout around for it.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 21, 2012
10:13 AM

Post #9248955

I guess so. I will move it however to where it will get more sun and is lower. It is on a little 2' hillock with Orania, Conc d'Or, Mother of Pearl. All fairly tall and really big. This would stick up way over the fence and could be seen from the road behind. Hmmmm, maybe a neat idea.
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

August 23, 2012
10:46 AM

Post #9251261

Mary, I hope you still have lilies to enjoy. Till I got the Orienpets, I never knew lilies could grow so tall in my yard.

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

August 23, 2012
12:17 PM

Post #9251353

Oh lots more to come. Orania, Conc'dor, Gizmo, Ice Caves, Dimension, Playtime, BonBini... plus a few I have forgotten. Love them all.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 23, 2012
2:02 PM

Post #9251446

All right! Let's go!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 28, 2012
2:30 AM

Post #9256541

I planted Golden Joy in July I think.
Its a 16 inch pot- border lily.

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

August 28, 2012
8:41 AM

Post #9256859

Opps. I am falling behind.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 28, 2012
9:07 AM

Post #9256877

Orienpets are weird, especially Silk Road. I had them in the ground for years, since 2003 and they never grew very tall. They were consistently tall enough to climb over my two foot,baptisia australis, but that's it, and they never multiplied. See pic. 1.

Then, because I was selling the house, I had to move to an apartment for a year (which I chose almost entirely for its large balcony and southern exposure). In pic 2 they are in pots, one large and two small. And they are at least two feet taller. I loved my view of them in front of the glorious burr oak that grew outside my unit. I had only seen tiny burr oaks, and thought them homely. This one was magnificent.

The Silk Roads grew up, and then leaned out. Passersby were very complimentary. Pic 3.

It didn't seem to matter that they were sharing their space with other lilies I was transitioning. One was in a pot with a rose and two other lilies! Pic. 4.

Here they are from the ground. Pic. 5

And the real surprise? For the first time, they grew two bulblets, which I have planted for bloom next year.

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

August 28, 2012
9:32 AM

Post #9256934

I like the first pic. I have two baptisia australis. Mine only grow to about 24" tall and they sort of splay out. I never thought about planting a lily or two close by and that the lily would grow up through the boughs. I have a Silk Road somewhere in the yard but don't know where. Still waiting for many to bloom. I have a few possibilities just judging by the form (tall, slender leaves, downward pointing buds. That is a hoot that it grew so well in pots. Can't say it was just maturing as you had it in the ground for years. Maybe it likes confined spaces. Either way it is gorgeous.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 28, 2012
9:57 AM

Post #9256985

Mary,

Here is the placement of the lilies relative to the baps. Ireally like the way the stems are hidden once the baps fill out. This is late April. Pic 1.

And then late July. Pic. 2

They look great with grasses too. Pic. 3

Remember when Wayside was trying to sell them for $14.95 each? I realized that they were really Judith Freeman's lilies. Then Wayside had a bunch at the end of the season, and they marked them down to $12.95 for three! And then Judith gave me one as a freebie with an order. And that's how I got my four Silk Roads. The flowers were huge last year in the pots. I have a few new grasses and baps and would like to get this effect again.

Funny, originally I didn't like them. But I just love the look of them "floating " in the air.

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

August 28, 2012
10:40 AM

Post #9257034

Beautiful effect. I will try to (somewhat duplicate) with the baptisia I have in the front garden. I checked to see what I had already shown, so here is Gizmo, Alchemy (recently moved), Conc'dor (2), Ice Caves (kind of disappointing considered what it cost),

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 28, 2012
10:55 AM

Post #9257048

Oh, they're lovely. I moved all of my lilies out of the mini-fridge too late, and many of them produced leaves but no flowers, with some notable exceptions, primarily trumpets and orienpets. It's so nice to see yours.

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

August 28, 2012
10:56 AM

Post #9257050

Crumb hit wrong button: so here is another Conc d'Or also an opps. the first one above is Playtime, not Gizmo. Here is a better shot. and now Ice Caves (not a very good picture) - think I will move this lily to a better spot where it gets more sun earlier

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 28, 2012
11:03 AM

Post #9257064

I've already moved quite a few. I found that Regale, Anastasia, Silk Road and Silver Sunburst bloom wonderfully in either sun or sun and part shade, which gave me the chance to move others to full sun. It's funny - I used to be terrified of moving plants. I've moved some three times to get it right. With enough soil, they don't know the diference!

Sooooo nice to see your lilies!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 28, 2012
11:26 AM

Post #9257086

I know what you mean. I have lost several that I have moved. Probably due to my errors in timing and placement. Sometimes due to getting antsy in the spring and deciding they were dead when they were just gathering for the spring burst. I have Anastasia and Silk Road but they haven't opened yet so not sure where I put them.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 28, 2012
12:25 PM

Post #9257163

Oh, I can't talk. I had a rose Heritage in a pot, and I pulled it out too soon and it has lost all but one stem. It's pretty stupid looking, and I have to hope that it will eventually branch. The one at the house is a glorious, multistemmed beauty.

SPGardens

SPGardens
(R+B) SLT, CA
(Zone 6a)

August 28, 2012
7:57 PM

Post #9257762

Great photo's everyone. Thanks!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

September 2, 2012
1:36 PM

Post #9262547

Okay, I just can't help it. here is playtime again. It just seems to get more and more beautiful.

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cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

September 2, 2012
8:39 PM

Post #9262928

It does!
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 3, 2012
6:25 AM

Post #9263115

I agree!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

September 3, 2012
2:23 PM

Post #9263596

Here is a nice shot straight down on Mona Lisa

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 3, 2012
3:11 PM

Post #9263640

That is a nice shot! What a beauty!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

September 3, 2012
3:59 PM

Post #9263697

Yeah. Six of them. When they are done blooming I am moving them to another bed. Pitching my barlow columbine after years of fighting bugs and nasties. Also my alpine asters. They just don't do much although they do have lots of tiny pink asters. Little short guys. Damien put up my trellis for my new clematis - It's pretty with lime yellow sort of leaves. Off topic but still gardening.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 3, 2012
4:10 PM

Post #9263722

They look like serious multipliers. Some lilies are like that. I started out with three Silver Sunbursts, a temple, and it must have morphed in 50 lilies. I moved them to two other locations and I gave away about adozen and now I must have 20 at my new home. The weird thng is that they are out of commerce. And they are completely bullet proof. In my new yard I have clumps of them in four different places. If nothing else blooms, SS will!

The only columbine I have came with the house. I didn't even know what it was. I posted it on Dave's. It's pure white. Of course, it has leaf miner damage up to its little tips but it was really refreshing in spring.

I was going to move some of my lilies from the front of beds but decided instead to pull my beds forward and put woodland strawberries there. I had lots of them at my old house, so I dug a few up, potted them, bulked them up, divided them, and put them in.

I have a lot of lilies that didn't bloom because I put them in too late. So I am leaving most of them in place and - well - we'll see next year!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

September 3, 2012
6:00 PM

Post #9263855

I'll have to look Silver Sunbursts up. Sounds gorgeous.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2012
5:56 AM

Post #9264314

Here it is.

Sending you a dmail.

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

September 4, 2012
9:07 AM

Post #9264512

I saw the dmail first. It's gorgeous.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2012
5:39 PM

Post #9265045

There WAS a Golden Sunburst too. Scott of OHG offered it at the same time. It's out of commerce too.

I love trumpets. I realize that they are on the subtle side, but they are healthy and vigourous and scented. Thank goodness I collected some of the odder ones, like Emerald Temple and Amethyst Temple.
Amethyst Temple - how beautiful is that?

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/343341/#b

Or Emerald Temple, which I got from B&B years ago. The first pic is of one I dug up and put in a pot last year. It didn't blink. They aren't as colorful as orienpets but it definitely from the beauties that orienpets got their strength. For me it's a real thrill because heirlooms are what got me excited about gardening in the first place.

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

September 4, 2012
6:13 PM

Post #9265073

Oh that Amethyst lily is gorgeous. I found that I actually have more white, cream, and blush orienpets than the showier ones. The true trumpets have a more slender throat it seems and I love the green on the outside. I am trying to pay more attention to colors as well as textures and timing of blooms this year. Can't necessarily hit on all three but I will surely try.

I started with dahlias from OHG getting the rare ones that were really old. Dahlias, tulips and daffys. The tulips have proven a little more delicate -- the old ones. I believe that I only have one of those left.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 5, 2012
4:05 AM

Post #9265450

I got lilies, daffys, double hyacinths, leucojum Gravetye Giant and crocus from OHG. You were bold to get tulips! I was always afraid that a rabbit would bite off a $17 tulip and I'd shoot myself.

You know, I used to think that his plants were fiercely expensive but in the years since I purchased everyone else's prices have gone up so much that his seem normal. A $35 minimum order seemed high ten years ago but not now. I Ordered Mrs. FDR from him a couple of months ago for under $20. It's almost impossible to find it at that price. And everything that I have ordered from him, with the exception of hyacinths and crocus, has multiplied like mad.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

September 5, 2012
10:09 AM

Post #9265819

The only threat to our tulips are moose so it isn't that big a deal that I have so few (actually only one) heirloom left. My hyacinths only lasted one summer. Just Lowe's plants but still disappointing. I did reorder two daffys from OHG that I just loved but I have them out back behind a fence. I also have a bunch coming from Dutch Gardens and they will also go out back. You know, my dahlias are slow to open. I wonder if I should be feeding them more often. Like every two weeks? I have a general 10-10-10 that I use. when I pull the dahlias from the new bed I am going to apply mulch and compost like mad to build it up over the winter. I don't have much faith in the quality of ANY so called bedding soil that gets delivered by contractors. Looks like mud to me.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2012
6:04 AM

Post #9266763

Moose! I keep forgetting. It just isn't a problem that many people have.

Interesting what you say about your dahlias being slow to open. My callas and gladiolus are really slow this year.

Stuff that gets delievered by contractors is, I think, always suspect. I just tillered my parkway yesterday (wow, what a job!) and I am ordering top soil from a garden center to use as a base for seeding grass. I find that if I can do it myself it saves so much money! I was going to use a contractor for another job, but once they charge you a fee to rent the equipment and then their hourly fee (and, gee, nothing can be done under an hour) you will spend less than half the amount to do it yourself. If I got them to remove the grass, put down soil and then reseed, it would be VERY expensive.

I'm also trying to mark where all of the lilies are. Quite a job!
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

September 6, 2012
9:15 AM

Post #9266966

Damien and I recoated our driveway with tar. The driveway is about 25'x70'. It took five buckets of tar. Not a really big job but sort of hard on my back. We had a quote of $2200. What nonsense. It only took us about 3.5 hours to do it. Course I power washed the asphalt first and that took another couple of hours. But all the cracks are filled nicely. Looks good. I guess I will be getting rid of my little Mantis tiller. Not really any area I can use it on now. Plus the stupid thing is near impossible to start anymore. I would buy a new one but I have nothing left that a shovel won't fix.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2012
10:52 AM

Post #9267078

I know this is off topic, but yes, I hear you. I removed the grass with two applications of Roundup on windless days 3 days apart. Then I rented a 9hp hydraulic tiller. I went to A-Z Rental and they showed me a bunch of them. It turns out that the bigger and more powerful a tiller, the better the job it does. But turning it is ugly. You actually have to lift the rear to do it. Weighs a ton. But they were really cool. A nice young man (a term you use when you are aging) was kind enough to start it up and demonstrate its use. Better yet, he had the patience to let me write it down. I completed the work in 20 minutes. My forearms are trash, but I feel very macho (people were clapping and cheering as they drove by watching a 120 woman grappling with a huge machine). Delivery and pick-up was $5.00! It cost me $60 total.

Someone suggested I hire someone to do it. Right! I've run into those guys who'll help the little lady. First, they want you to pay for an all day rental (that way, they can scout out its use on other properties besides yours, and collect the rental fee from each client). Then there is their time: $45 bucks an hour. Yeah, yeah...

Yes, a little hard on the back and forearms. But I broke the task down over several days. And I got major points from the hunky fireman across the street. He sia "WOW! Did you hire someone to do that!" And I got bragging rights.

There are two firemen on my street. Good looks must be a requirement for the position.

Now I'm having a garden center where I do business deliver some top soil. I'll spread it myself. Then I'll tamp it down with board, seed it, cover it with hay and water it.

Probably saved myself $200 bucks.

Back on topic, I am in the process of moving around some of my lilies. Lots of White Henryis and Emerald Temples got mislabeled, and I am moving them into shade where they thrive, and moving some bulbs from semi shade to sun.

This White Henryi has been in full shade for almost 2 years! It was a tiny tribute to a friend's darling cat, Smoky, who is buried beneath it.

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

September 6, 2012
11:36 AM

Post #9267127

Holy cow. That tiller is a monster! I doubt I could pull it over. Would need electric start. Hmmm, Hunky fireman huh. I have one also across the cul de sac with his wife ( a really good friend) and three children. lol. My husband has finally learned after 27 years that "I would rather do it myself if possible." The only change is that I have conceded to age and won't risk my back and knees any longer. DH #1 though part of the marriage agreement was that I would be on the other end of anything he could pick up. and DH seemed to feel he had the same contract until he saw an xray of my back and decided me in a wheelchair was not a good option. I can still life 45# bales of peat but not too far. lol.

Love those trumpets. The winds are still high today but at least no rain so back out to build more cages for delphiniums, stakes for tall lilies, and deciding what are nice partners for the bare knees of the tall guys. Also need to find spots for 7 peonies while the soil is diggable. I bought a 8x25 foot roll of mesh and am going to build a drying rack for my dahlia tubers. Figure 4x4's would give enough air flow beneath. Probably can only go 10' in the garage but better than what I have done. Also bought markers to write on the tubers before I put them away. Oh, and move several lilies about 28" tall to the back of the beds. Didn't realize they would get that tall or full of blooms. I think they are called Mona Lisa.
tony9779
Ocala, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2012
7:04 AM

Post #9286715

Our Crinum has been flowering for 2 months and is 5 ft tall

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

September 26, 2012
9:10 AM

Post #9286861

Il monstro!!! Lovely.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 26, 2012
1:01 PM

Post #9287032

Phenomenal!
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 26, 2012
8:01 PM

Post #9287460

Amazing.

My established lilies are putting up the new baby leaves. I always love to see how they have multiplied.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 27, 2012
5:06 AM

Post #9287680

Mine are too! At first I couldn't figure out what those things were. Then I was thrilled.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 27, 2012
8:58 AM

Post #9287896

Fun to see, aren't they? Mine have the fattest little leaves.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 27, 2012
2:23 PM

Post #9288189

Yes, much bigger than usual. I guess they are happy. Certainly makes me smile!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2012
2:42 AM

Post #9289604

beautiful.

SPGardens

SPGardens
(R+B) SLT, CA
(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2012
9:47 AM

Post #9289897

Black Beauty Orienpet lily
Blooms in late September.

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cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

September 29, 2012
5:41 PM

Post #9290310

Sp, they are gorgeous!
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 29, 2012
6:49 PM

Post #9290390

Really lovely!

SPGardens

SPGardens
(R+B) SLT, CA
(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2012
10:02 PM

Post #9290543

Thank-you.

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