Hot Color In The August Garden

Ooohh, there is hot color in the garden right now! Both blooms and bounty are shades of red, orange and yellow with a measure of plum and violet thrown into the mix. My garden has been a delight (for the most part) this year. I've enjoyed much of the ornamental garden and have a smaller …

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At My Kitchen Sink – Orienpet Lily ‘Silk Road’

I love lilies, many types.  And after my recent trip to Portland, Oregon for the Garden Blogger's Fling, (#gbfling14) I love them even more!  Many of these premier gardens featured the most beautiful lilies I've seen.  I can't wait to add more to my garden... But in this moment, I'm enjoying Orienpet lily 'Silk Road' from …

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Lily, You’re A Shining Star!

For weeks now, I've enjoyed the most wonderful sweet scent both inside the house and outside in the garden.  This decadent smell has come from the Oriental and Orienpet lilies growing in the garden.  I have about four varieties growing now and they supply me with gorgeous, fragrant blooms from early July to early August. …

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For the Love of Lilies

Oriental lilies are a must-have in my garden.  Visually, they are foot traffic stoppers and they burn their fragrance lamps from the time the first blossom opens until the last petal falls. Lilies bid 'good morning', 'good day', and  'good evening' like no other...Their lovely sweet scent lightly covers the entire garden in late July …

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Don’t Forget to add ‘Sizzle’ and ‘Swank’ to your Summer Garden

With April upon us, the garden checklist begins to grow.  There are not only new projects we are excited to start but all the general care items that come due this time of year.  Cleaning out winter debris from beds and boxes, pruning dead or diseased branches from trees/shrubs, getting the grass in shape, tending seedlings, …

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