Tuesday, May 1, 2012



Late last fall when garden centers were getting rid of plants from their inventory, I, on a whim, bought five plants with a tag that said 'Lily.'  I had no idea the variety, color, or type.  These were my first 'real' Lilies (Lilium) to purchase, so I admit I didn't  know an Asiatic from an Oriental or all the others.  I suspect though this is an Asiatic, from looking at images on the web.  Regardless, I couldn't be more pleased with the bloom.

Now, for those of you who feel bad for never planting your plant purchases, you are not alone.  All five plants have still not been planted and are blooming in their little plastic pots.  To be honest, I completely forgot I had them, and found them lying in one of the beds in the winter.  I figured they were dead.  As you can see, they are not.


Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Hi Donald! I don't know about your area, but in the Pacific Northwest, Asiatic lilies grow very well. They are pretty hardy and they multiply. They are included in the list of plants recommended by our garden guru Ciscoe Morris 'Indestructible Plants that Survive the Toughest Conditions'. Your lily looks bright and cheerful!

NellJean said...

Quick! Put in a nice rich bed. It will multiply and next year you'll have a nice display.