Thursday, July 17, 2014

Lily Love

The lilies are beautiful this year and the fragrance magnificent.  I have mostly Orienpets with two varieties in my front garden. 

Conca d'Or
It is self-supporting and does not fade.
Lilies look better with their legs covered, Blue Paradise Phlox with daylilies in front, lots of layering allows each planting to look its best!
Orienpet Lavon
These are two of the shorter Orienpets, about four feet tall, strong stems that do not need to be staked, great fragrance and take up very little space in the garden.  I trim them down about one-third when finished blooming, stems stay green and blend in with other plantings.  When they turn brown in late fall, trim to about six inches so you can see where they are in the garden.