I shared with you last week, my Star Gazer Lily and Tiger Lily but that’s not all that I’ve got blooming when it comes to the gorgeous petals of a Lily. There are so many different varieties and colors that you could literally fill an entire garden with different lilies and never have to look at the same one twice. Each of these lilies that I’m sharing today are a variety of Day Lily, but each so unique in its own way.
These ones remind me of a teacup and the flowers on the plant are huge compared to other day lilies in my gardens. That plant itself is gigantic and it’ll need to be split next year.
Speaking of splitting plants… We have a very small garden around out septic area. This ensures that no one trips over the cement cover or the hole and it just makes things look prettier since it’s noticeably in an area right outside our back door. Well hubby wanted to grow different stuff in it this year; grassier plants that would hide it better. So I had to move one of my day lilies – a very large plant. And being the flower lover that I am, I thought “Yeah, let’s split it then since it’ll be out of the ground”.. Brilliant thought, until each of the 4-5 plants that I re-planted started to die off. The grassy leaves were turning yellow and dropping to the ground. I just knew that each of those plants were doomed and I had ruined a perfectly beautiful plant.
Then one day, about a week and a half ago, I noticed buds on one of the plants. I was so happy that one had actually survived, though the leaves were still yellowish and droopy. But either way, I hadn’t actually killed the plants – yay! Today, all but one plant is flowering and gorgeous creamy white flowers are blooming.
Lesson learned – never trash a plant until you know it’s dead!
This beauty below is another yellow one, but much lighter in color than the one above and the petals are more cone-like compared to that plant. This one is healthy and decently sized, probably ready to split next year.
I adore this lily below because of its beautiful magenta color and neon yellow center. It’s so colorful, vibrant and just all around gorgeous! This plant was put into the garden the first or second year that we lived here, so it’s thriving well!
I hope you enjoyed today’s Flower Friday! What have you got blooming this week?