Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Lily Bed

Could this be "Loreto" or a "Brushmark" lily?


Hemerocolis Daylily Fragrant Treasure

Trumpet lilies, across the alley, name on tag outdoors.
I'll identify later.

This is Crimson Pixie

This is ?
Could this be Suncrest?

I had to include this photo.
This was after the storm we had mid-June... with a little hail.
I have never regretted a purchase of a hosta,
until the the light green one in the foreground called "On Stage."
Whatever possessed me?
(It must have been the name.)


Iowa Victory Gardener said...

Hey Shady, you have quite the assortment of Lilies! The one called Menton made me chuckle, because that means "chin" in French, lol. Or maybe it was named after the city of the same name? Either way, makes me grin.

We only have one Lily and it has not done well the past 3 yrs, it's a Purple Turk's Cap that has yet to bloom, and unfortunately this year Fernymoss accidentally broke off the top few rows of leaves when he was weeding one night. Maybe some day we'll see it bloom!

I'll refrain from my usual rant about Hostas because it's your garden and it's severely sun deficient. (Don't get me wrong, I do think some species are pretty but overall, they bore me and just leave me cold, lol. But then again, you've seen the stuff that gets me excited over at my place, hehe.)

But those lilies though ... that 'Loreto or Brushstroke' could win me over ... it's got orange and black in it! :-)

Gail said...


hello! You have Lovely Lilies...they do brighten up a garden.
I haven't any of the Asiatic but the Stargazer Orientals are getting ready to open and send that wonderful fragrance everywhere! Do you have orientals? Stargazer has been very trouble free.

Hosta....not happy here, too much dry shade....not a lot is happy in dry shade!


bobbie said...

I do love lilies. Your pictures are beautiful. Thank you.

Annie in Austin said...

Hi Shady,

Hostas aren't too happy here, either - all I have is one 'Golden Tiara' that came as a sub on a plant order. After 7 years it's still a little clump. So even your scorned 'On Stage' looks pretty good to me, although both that hosta and the blue one with white edges might look happier if they were separated!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Connie said...

Lovely lilies... and I like the way the color of the light green Hosta accents the other ones.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

You have a great assortment of Asiatics. I especially like the possible 'Suncrest.' It's yellow is such a great one for mixing with other colors. Sorry about Hosta 'On Stage.' I'd guess that's it's not slug-resistent either.

Shady Gardener said...

IVG, Thanks for the info about Menton.:-) I think it's a nice shade of "peach." Your Turk's Cap should outdo itself next year... all that reserve energy in the bulb! lol

What's your affinity for orange and black? Those are Fairfield's school colors...

Someone has to purchase all those hosta plants they keep developing! :-)

Stargazer is beautiful. I also have Starfighter! Both of which will be blooming here somewhat later. Your gardens give me a preview of what's to come! :-)

Hi, Bobbi. Thanks for stopping by.
Lilies are beautiful and I enjoy the variety of color they offer. But they don't fill out the beds very well, so I'm gradually adding other plants. :-)

Annie, I will probably separate them at some point in the near future.

Connie, the color contrast is good. I believe another light hosta might be better suited there... (gives me the reason to shop!) ;-)

MMD, You're right about the slugs, and I wonder if even the deer would eat it? ha!

Iowa Victory Gardener said...

LOL Shady, I didn't know that about Fairfield's school colors, but it makes me smile. I just thought it added a cool touch of Halloween in the early summer. I used to have black Violas in the garden, but they have long since vanished. Oh, and Halloween is probably the most fun holiday around our place ... we regale the kids who come begging, and love putting on a good show for them.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Great lilies, I think lilies might be my favorite flower!

Anonymous said...

Lovin' the lilies! (Well, lovin' the Hemerocallis and Lilium hybrids ~ some of our garden center customers - and new gardeners, in general - get quite confused by the common names of these two species and lengthy explanations always ensue.)

Pale green and/or yellowish leaves and variegations in Hosta don't send me over the moon, but I do enjoy the contrast with rich green or "blue" specimens.

Great photos! ...Deb