Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Lilies are in bloom

Can you smell that? No, it's not what you think. I didn't eat Fiber One bars this morning. It's the sweet smell of lilies in the air. This is one of my favorite times of the year. All of the different lilies are starting to bloom in my yard. I have daylilies, asiatic lilies, oriental lilies, O.T. Lilies, Trumpet lilies....etc. (I know I started to sound like a bad version of Forest Gump only with lilies.) I love all of the bright colors, and the sweet smell is a bonus. I prefer lilies that have a fragrance to them, and have noticed lately that they smell the strongest at night for some reason. Out of all of the lilies that I have only the daylilies, asiatic, and tiger lilies do not have a scent. Although there are some daylilies that have a fragrance. If you are looking for a lily that will not only look great but have a fragrance choose a lily type from this list:
L.A. Lily
O.T. Lily
I bet you are wondering how a hosta fanatic with so much shade can grow lilies? Even though most lilies will say that they require full sun, I have not found this to be the case. I have found if they can receive 2-4 hours of sun a day they grow wonderfully. I even mix miniature lilies in with my hosta last year, and the result is wonderful.


Jenn's Cooking Garden! said...

They are all Gourgeous! I think next year I will try my hand at flowers and lillys, etc! Not just veggies!

Hosta Nerd said...

Yes, I think everyone should grow lilies and hostas, of course.