Thursday, June 14, 2012

An Inspiring Garden

This past weekend we had the pleasure of touring four beautiful gardens during our Region 10 Summer meeting. One of the gardens had not only a collection of daylilies but also a beautiful display of hostas. So many of them were growing in pots and I loved the way they looked.

The pots were every shape and size and the hostas were growing so well in the pots that I definitely want to give this a try.

Hostas weren't the only thing that she had in pots. I loved this hanging teapot planted with a heuchera. I loved the imaginative use of containers that weren't the traditional pots. I am busy mentally planning to start searching for things that I can use.

There were beautiful display gardens containing daylilies. This section contained an unusal water feature.  I realized when I went through my pictures that I hadn't photographed nearly as many of them because I was so enthralled with the hosta gardens.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Consider the lilies, how they grow....

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Lillies in Bloom

Knockout Roses

Three years ago while attending a garden fair I purchased a few lily bulbs. I guess I didn't have much faith that they would survive. I don't think I even kept their names so that I could tag them. They survived and I am so glad they did! These are planted with the Double Red Knockout Roses.

Verbena bonariensis and Asiatic lily
Asiatic Lily 'Elodie'

When I have success with a type of flower there are usually more added to the garden. so that fall I ordered several of the Asiatic lilies. Elodie is described as a double and it is planted with Verbena bonariensis. 

You can see the second row of petals which create the "double" effect.

There is much for me to learn about growing these flowers, so I want to continue to experiment with them. Any plant that can add this much beauty to the garden will be worth the time I spend to learn.