Saturday, July 20, 2013

Time for the Tall Lilies to Bloom

Every year for the gardener seems to be unique, and this one is no exception.  We had an especially harsh winter, which melted into a very short spring.  Then we had some summer hot days, and went back to cold spring days and nights.  As a result, the beautiful lilies got bortrytis blight, and everything i did couldn't get rid of it.  I'll let the flowers that are coming bloom, and then cut and destroy at least half of the stalks now, and the rest in the fall, and hope for more salubriuous conditions next year.  These lilies are about 6' high this year (the newer ones are shorter), and they perfume the air all around them.  We are very fortunate to have them to brighten our days.

1 comment:

Ann said...

The lilies are so beautiful. It sounds to me as though they have even taught you a new word! At least they still have a wonderful fragrance.