"The earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof;
the world and they that dwell therein."
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.