Thursday, December 29, 2011
Blackberry's Snack- named after Diana's (B and D Lilies) pet goat.
Rosella's Dream- bred by Warren Summers
Crimson Noble- a Hartle and Gilman lily.
Pink Ray - bred by Bill Cramer
Graffity-the correct spelling according to the lily register. (Thanks Connie.)
Kiss Me Kate
Unknown Tango lily.
Blooming in this photo are Tiny Ghost (beside DD), Forever Susan on the upper left, behind her is Dimension, to her right are Lollipop, the short one below them is Ivory Pixie, an unknown yellow tango and Algarve.
From the information that I got from the net, Prunus cerasifera (Cherry Plum) has a few cultivars:
'Atropurpurea'aka 'Pissardii' has nearly white flowers and purple foliage.
'Thundercloud' has pink flowers and reddish-purple foliage. The most common variety in commerce.
'Newport' has pink flowers and purple foliage and is hardy to some areas in zone 4.
'Mt. St. Helens', a sport of 'Newport', has pink flowers and purple foliage.
'Krauter Vesuvius', white flowers and a rare variant mainly found in Northern California.
I think her tree is 'Thundercloud'. Please correct me if I am wrong.
Photo taken on the morning of December 28th.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
These photos are taken from my friend's garden. She is not into lilies but she grew a few gorgeous ones.
These red Asiatic lilies produced bulbils. The Tiger lily is famous for producing bulbils, the pea-size brown-black things that grow in the leaf axils.
Here is the list of Species and Asiatic lilies compiled by this author.
Lilies With Bulbils.
These bulbils were collected during my visit. I stored them in the fridge for a few months and now they are ready to be planted.
These orange beauties are growing in different locations in her garden. She gave me some bulbs a few years ago. To me, they look like they have strong L. lancifolium (Tiger Lily) genes.
An orange spotted lily.
Yellow LA lilies.
I believe these are Grand Paradiso.
Bonus pics of her Delphiniums...
and a section of her garden.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Take for instance this Acer palmatum 'Fireglow'. It was bought for a song. It is still small where it is perfect for container culture. Since this was bought late, I hope it will pull through the winter. On my research, I found out that burying the pot is the best for container grown trees. I also bought Acer palmatum 'Oshio Beni' and planted it where the old stump was in the front garden.
In these pots beside the Jap tree were bulbs like tulips, daffodils, chionodoxa and dwarf iris. They need mulch. I hope there are still some for sale at the garden centers.
Only 3 bags got planted. Cheerfulness, Golden Ducat and White Lion. The original plan was the yellows should be planted in the middle. There's no more space for the last 2 bags. 38 bulbs were planted here.
Through the years, I have seen daffodils multiply in my garden whereas the hybrid tulips dwindle. Adding a few varieties every year seem to be my routine. I grow the species tulips, in fact I love those little tulips. Last fall, a friend from Minnesota sent me a bag each of parrot and fringed tulips where they were potted up together in one big container. Hoping for the best in spring because this is my first time to grow bulbs in containers. Hybrid tulips are nice but they don't perennialize.
Another map of my plantings. I can see myself mapping out my garden in the future.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Merry Christmas to all garden bloggers from around the globe.