Saturday, June 23, 2007
Lilies are probably my favorite flower, my Asiatics are starting to bloom now, my favorites are the Orientals of course, because they are fragrant. From 1997 until a year or so ago, I hosted a chat on AOL, in the Potting Shed, my screen names was Host Home Lily, I really enjoyed that and kept AOL for years after I had cable access.
I also have a several seven sister rose bushes in bloom, I have taken to digging them up, they can take over everything and have the worse thorny canes, 2 old rose bushes are still blooming but in the last stages, and a pink grootendorst is in bloom, it is really strange half the bush blooms red and the other half pink, not quite sure how that happened.
I am posting my blooms a bit early, I am going to be out of town tomorrow, but will be home in time to browse all the other blogs. I am going to start with some of my day lilies which are just getting started, as I posting this I noticed I forgot to take a picture of one of my favorite daylilies, it has tall stems, beautiful yellow blooms and is fragrant. My daylilies are just getting started. The first 3 look like they might be the same plant but they aren't.
Well, the rain has finally stopped but it is a clammy damp day, the kind of day that brings out all the bugs, we got chewed up by mosquitoes this AM walking the dogs, I found 3 ticks on one of the dogs, which grossed me out and sent us running to the vet for Frontline. Not a good day to be working outside but I am heading out to fertilize my roses and annuals. I have lots of Iris that need to be dug but not sure if that will happen today or not.
I took these photos of the prickly pear cactus last week.