Saturday, June 15, 2013

June 2013 Blooms: Lilies

Whether they be Lilium or Hemerocallis, the lilies bloom in June.

 First, the Asiatic lilies, growing under the honeylocusts in the side yard.

They grow up as the daffodil foliage is dying down.

 The "Easter" lilies grow by the garage door:
Over in the upper garden, common ditch and Stella D'Oro daylilies fill in under the plum tree:

The side yard has the showier daylilies, including these red ones.
All the lilies (day- and otherwise) shown above came with the property.  I've since added others, but they are not among the early bloomers.
Because I can't let Bloom Day pass showing off only one or two flower types, and because I've committed to showing more than just close-up photos, here are two broader shots.  First, the front walk, with Rudbeckia, Tennessee coneflower, and lavender:

Now, in the upper garden, my very favorite combination - Asclepias tuberosa (orange butterfly weed), Spigelia marilandica (Indian Pink), and Thermopsis caroliniana (Carolina bushpea):

Disclaimer: this was two weeks ago.  A. and S. are still in full bloom now, but T. is done.

Every once in a great while a plan that forms in my head becomes reality.  This vignette makes me smile just as much as I'd hoped it would.

What's blooming in your yard today?


  1. We have a lot of the same plants. :o) Your garden looks fabulous! I love the bush pea with the spigelia and milkweed. :o)

  2. Don't you love those daylilies -- one of the few things that will actually grow and prosper under a tree?