Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Let the Lilies Begin
I used to be sort of obsessed by lilies and a small collection remains here at WillOaks Farm. A couple of my favorites are now in bloom--a Species lily in an eye popping red, and a Longifolium Asiatic (L.A.) that I carried with me from Iowa.
Lilies can be easy if they are happily planted...they can be heart breaking if things go wrong. I've had it go both ways. Something I look forward to, in late July, is an Oriental grouping that features the most fragrant white flowers and is called "Casa Blanca." One of these plants is currently over 5 1/2 feet tall, a size which I find extraordinary. It might be amazing to see what kind of flower display such a huge specimen can offer.
But I hesitate to get too far ahead because after the 80 m.p.h. winds and torrential rains that crashed through last Friday, one never knows what natural events might happen here next!