Tuesday, July 8, 2014

More lilies

The lilies are spectacular this year (with the exception of those annoying white flies that leave the powdery residue).

"Caravan" - 7 feet tall and gorgeous color
"Scheherazade" - another 7 feet tall lily with loads of blooms

Tiger Lily

Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy



Larry said...

Philip... you're singing my song!! beautiful... not familiar with the flies however and hope it stays that way!! Larry

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Beautiful! My Tigers have just opened. More rain needed here.

organicgardendreams said...

Hi Phillip, spectacular they are indeed! I have no lilies in my garden yet, but your post really makes me want to plant some :-)! I wonder how they will be doing in our dry summer heat.

Edith Kent said...

Beautiful! Love them! Those white flies are on my limelight hydrangea. Hate them too. Spraying doesn't seem to help much.

debsgarden said...

Your lilies are superb! My crop of whiteflies are the horrible this year. I have been spraying them with an eco-friendly summer oil, and that has helped a lot. But just about when I think I have them truly conquered, I find them in another shrub.

Donna said...

I cannot wait for my tiger lilies and "Scheherazade" to bloom...gorgeous!

Les said...

For the past few years I have admired lilies in other people's gardens and yours are beautiful. I resolved to add some in my own this year. I wanted something orange and tall to rise over my other plants, particularly over my Black and Blue Salvia. I found some at a flower show that were supposed to be 48" tall, but when they bloomed they looked more like little florist lilies, and if it is even possible, they were too orange, even for me.