"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." Audrey Hepburn
Thursday, July 1, 2010
lilies in my valley
Ah, the blooms of summer. I do love lilies. Such lovely color varieties.
Some of my lillies are of the day variety, they explode on to the scene and unabashedly bloom for 24 hours and then shrivel, spent from the excitement.
I have collected a few varieties through the years, of course not keeping their tags, so I can't share with you their names.
I tend to pick plants not only for their looks, but also for their names. So I am quite sure they were very clever monikers.
While most of my lilies are thriving in my sun garden, this asiatic lily is in a partial shade spot, and proudly shows off for several days before going in to hiding for the season. This year lovage is growing amongst it, making for a very pretty companion planting.
While not a lily, but rather lily-like, the lime green nicotania looks lovely amoungst the lillies. ( say that fast three times...)