Tuesday, May 19, 2009

More Lilies

Algarve bloomed for the first time today.


I don't remember the name of this LA lily, it's been here for several years.


Blackout is an Asiatic. This is its second year here. The daylily is Sammy Russell, an old, old landscape favorite that makes a good edger.


Not a true lily, Kniphofia is sometimes called 'Torch Lily' or 'Red Hot Poker.' The stems curve down into interesting configurations as they mature. I divided this one several months ago; two of the divisions are putting out small buds. The literature says they don't like to be disturbed, so I just took pieces off the sides with two spading forks.

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