Archive for August 2008

Oriental Lilies – Stargazer   1 comment

I planted this stargazer lily a couple years ago because I like the color.  I didn’t stop to think about how great it is until this year when I realized how late oriental lilies bloom.  This photo was taken on August 2 in my garden in Massachusetts.  This is long after most perennials have finished blooming.  And this is also after the Asiatic liles bloom, so in my case, I didn’t have to worry about my red orange Asiatics clashing with my pink Stargazers.

So this summer, I bought a couple more stargazers on sale after they bloomed and I’m planning on getting some pure white, probably Casablanca, this fall or order them over the winter.  Oriental liles have huge blooms and beautiful color. One word of caution, be careful in the spring. I had 2 coming up in spring, but one day when they were just under the surface of the soil, I accidentally knocked the top off of one of them (about an inch) when I was moving some soil around. It never grew back this year. I’m not sure if it will come up next year, or if I killed it forever.

Don’t forget Oriental lilies for a big splash in late summer!

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Posted August 29, 2008 by cindyeo in forget-me-not, lily

August Greens   1 comment

Here is my greens garden, I just replanted the arugula patch, so that is bare, but the beets and carrots are doing well, I’ve got to harvest the late garlic that has now finally turned brown, and the bush basil is doing well, probably time for a haircut to make them all uniform.  This little triangle is right in the middle of my flower garden, and I mix in a tomato plant here and there with the flowers.  You can see one behind the beets in the rear of the photo.  I think the greens are just as attractive as the flowers.

Posted August 2, 2008 by cindyeo in arugula, garden, lettuce, tomato