Thursday, July 30, 2009
And A Few More Asiatic Lilies
The Asiatic lilies are winding down now. It's nearly time to survey them all with a clippers in hand to remove the seed pods that may try to form if the flower was pollinated. With most true bulbs, it's typical to remove any seed pods in order to put energy down into the bulb as this is the preferred way to multiply these plants in the garden. And seeds rarely breed true, especially when the plants are a hybrid.
It seems that the typical disease problems for lily foliage aren't too bad this year which is such a surprise considering we've had so much wet weather...which usually allows for some of the bacterial and fungal diseases to multiply and spread quickly.
What's left for lilies here? Just a few different Oriental lilies are budded up but not quite opened, including one of my favorites: Casa Blanca, a pure white beauty with an amazing fragrance....stay tuned!