Lilies, Supersized

photoThese are orienpet lilies, a blend of oriental and trumpet lily genes. This one is called  Conca d’or.  The blooms are really huge and the petals are thick and waxy. I hesitated because they are so huge, but their soft yellow color sold me                                 photoThey’ve blended in quite nicely with Shasta daisies half their size, too. And their scent is wonderful! So if you have a blank spot, say where spring tulips were planted (like I did) give these monsters a try. They may surprise you as much as they did me!

We are having some very cool weather for July here in Minneapolis. Cool weather (sixties and low seventies) means blooms last longer and intense gardening is easier.

Good thing, too. I have stockpiled plants to get into the ground, shrubs to move, and a lot of weeding to get done.  So for me, the timing of this cool spell couldn’t be better.

How are things in your neck of the woods?

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