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Black Out Lily and Yellow Zinnia


Black Out Lily and Yellow Zinnia (Lilium speciosum (Lily))

The lilies I put in last year, thinking they were half as tall as they turned out. These bright Zinnias have been looking wonderful with them, although a little tender to our cool weather. One of my knockout returns from winter.



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That is a lovely Lily!

5 Sep, 2011

 

Thank you. I couldn't believe this is the return from putting in just six bulbs last year. This is only one of two clumps from those six. And three feet tall. Last year they were about 18 inches.

5 Sep, 2011

 

Beautiful lily

5 Sep, 2011

 

lovely colour

5 Sep, 2011

 

that looks fabulous.
my lilies have grown taller than last year ~ about the same height difference as yours.

5 Sep, 2011

 

Mine were superb after our extra hard winter, so I'm not surprised at your success!

5 Sep, 2011

 

Have to agree mine obviously liked the cold as well.
Yours look fabulous Gt, I`ll still leave Alaska to you though, I`ll admire from afar and the comfort of my armchair through your pics and blogs,lol.....

5 Sep, 2011

 

Lol, thank you. I've been shocked they are performing so well. I've others I've been growing for years that haven't doubled in height. Still, I know there are different varieties. I had never thought they would like cold weather, but they are one of the more trusted perennials here. At least the asiatic varieties. I put in a white and orange in another beds, maybe it will be this tall next year too. I'm hoping. Its a much larger clump already.

Lincslass, if you could just feel the warm penetrating sunshine and cool breeze in the garden today. This indian summer is like heaven on earth. :) No thoughts of winter at all.

5 Sep, 2011

 

they are stunning GT...i'm jealous of your sunshine...we usualy have lovely septembers but all we have had is gales and rain so far...:-(

8 Sep, 2011

 

Thank you both, this is really my pride this year. Just couldn't have worked out better.

Sandra, lol i don't blame you. :-) We had wet rainy days all of August, so I'm soaking in this good weather as much as possible. Theres a chill at night now. Lost both the cucumbers already.

9 Sep, 2011

 

its been non stop wind and rain for a week...and still more to come. i still have visitors booked into my tipi and yurt which have already survived 40 mile an hour winds. But enjoy your sunshine GT...i'm sure we will get some before our winter sets in..:-)

9 Sep, 2011

 

How enjoyable sounding to me, staying out in the yurt in the wind and rain.....thrilling I would think. Damp for sightseeing, but a great coastal experience. :-) I hope it does brighten up for you. We are giving up the heat to the clear skies, first hard frost last night, wont know what came through until afternoon. Most of my stuff is tough, but a few things will inevitably be lost.

9 Sep, 2011



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