Monday, July 13, 2009
Nope, Not Weeds At All!
Lilies are IN SEASON...and no, I don't have the "weedy" problems with these beauties. In fact, it's a different sort of problem...I sort of hoard them. Well, that's not quite the right word, but I went through a phase, over several years, when I "had to have" as many as I could get.
Don't worry, I'm OK now. And I don't fuss and fret over them anymore either (as a result, they have become much healthier. Imagine that!) But in the day, I joined a couple of lily societies. I subscribed to lily journals and email lists. I went to shows to look and to trade. Ooooh, I had it bad!
But moving from Iowa to Illinois, it was not possible to actually dig and move them all. So I took a few of each, replanted them, and began to relax. The ones that were sturdy made it. The ones that were too fussy didn't make it. And there are just enough. They poke up their lovely blossoms in their season. They are all mixed up with lots of other plants, scattered all around, most of the labels are gone now and I only really remember a few of their names. And no, they are not weedy at all. But true confessions? Now I'm sort of into orchids.....uh oh!