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Asiatic Lilies

1999 asiatic lily

Last of the 1999 bulbs to bloom were the lilies.   These are Asiatic lilies, and were part of the great fall '98 bulb planting spree.  Each bulb has given rise to four buds; the red one above was the first to bloom.

1999 asiatic lily

1999 asiatic lily

1999 asiatic lily

1999 asiatic lily

199 lily

The lilies are the last bulbs to bloom in 2000.  The red one, with four buds, was the first.

2000 asiatic lily

2000 asiatic lily

The yellow/orange/red was next -- with but one bud this year.  It does have multiple stalks, and I have hopes that there will be more buds next year.

2000 asiatic lily

Last to bloom was the white lily.  It produced a huge stalk this year, with a total of eleven (!) flower buds, four of which have already opened.  They are truly stunning blooms!

2000 asiatic lily

2000 asiatic lily

2000 asiatic lily

In 2001, it seems that only the red lily will bloom.  The white lilly was beginning to emerge from its bulb when something feasted on it, leaving but a hole in the ground in its wake.  I suppose that I should be glad it didn't get the red one too!  ::sigh::

2001 asiatic lily

2001 asiatic lily

Much to my surprise, all three lilies are back in 2002, and should be blooming soon (early June) as the following photos attest.  How the white lily is still around, after the bulb was apparently eaten last year is beyond me! The first is the red.

2002 asiatic lily

The next is the white.

2002 asiatic lily

The last is the yellow and orange which completely skipped blooming last year.

2002 asiatic lily

The red has bloomed.

2002 asiatic lily

2002 asiatic lily

The yellow/orange/red has also bloomed.

2002 asiatic lily

And now the white has begun its show.

2002 asiatic lily

2002 asiatic lily

It's the end of June 2003; the first of the lilies to bloom, as always, is the red.

2003 asiatic lily

2003 asiatic lily

2003 asiatic lily

2003 asiatic lily

The second to bloom is the white; I do not believe that the yellow/orange will bloom this year.

2003 asiatic lily

2003 asiatic lily

2003 asiatic lily

2003 asiatic lily

It's mid-June, 2004 -- the lilies have begun to bloom and had surprises in store for me this year.  The red Asiatic lily has come up in two stems rather than one.  I'm assuming that the bulb has reproduced.

2004 asiatic lily

2004 asiatic lily

2004 asiatic lily

2004 asiatic lily

2004 asiatic lily

The white Asiatic lily has not yet bloomed though it is full of buds and it, as you can see, now has three stems rather than one.  Again, I'm assuming that the bulb has reproduced.

2004 asiatic lily

It's the end of June and the white Asiatic lily has bloomed, the last to do so.

2004 asiatic lily

2004 asiatic lily

2004 asiatic lily

2004 asiatic lily

It's now late June 2005 and the red lily has bloomed.  This year we have only one stalk.

2005 asiatic lily

2005 asiatic lily

The white lily is about to bloom and has surprised me by putting out five (!) stalks, including one from down at the base of the stone wall that borders the foundation beds, meaning it somehow found its way through the wall!

2005 asiatic lily

It's now July 1st and the white lily has bloomed.

2005 asiatic lily

2005 asiatic lily

2005 asiatic lily

2005 asiatic lily

2005 asiatic lily

2005 asiatic lily

The white Asiatic lily has put up five strong stems in 2006 that should have lots and lots of flowers.  Sadly, the red Asiatic lily has put up none; something must have gotten at those bulb(s) between last year and this.

2006 asiatic lily

27 June 2006 brings us the first bloom of the white Asiatic lily.

2006 asiatic lily

2006 asiatic lily

2006 asiatic lily

2006 asiatic lily

2006 asiatic lily

2006 asiatic lily

2006 asiatic lily

2006 asiatic lily

2006 asiatic lily

2006 asiatic lily

2006 asiatic lily

2006 asiatic lily

2006 asiatic lily

2006 asiatic lily

2006 asiatic lily

2006 asiatic lily

2006 asiatic lily

It's now 10 July and the white Asiatic lily has opened the last of its blossoms.

2006 asiatic lily

The end of June 2007 brings the beginning of the bloom of the white Asiatic lily.

2007 asiatic lily

2007 asiatic lily

2007 asiatic lily

2007 asiatic lily

2007 asiatic lily

2007 asiatic lily

2007 asiatic lily

2007 asiatic lily

2007 asiatic lily

It's just after Memorial Day, 2008, and the white Asiatic lily has put up six strong stalks this year with the promise of many, many blossoms.

2008 asiatic lily

Now late June and the Asiatic lilies have bloomed.

2008 asiatic lily

2008 asiatic lily

2008 asiatic lily

2008 asiatic lily

2008 asiatic lily

2008 asiatic lily

2008 asiatic lily

2008 asiatic lily

2008 asiatic lily

2008 asiatic lily

2008 asiatic lily

2008 asiatic lily

Sadly, in 2009 we will not have the beautiful blooms of the white Asiatic lily to brighten up that corner of the garden.  It put up many strong stalks with lots of buds as always.  Unfortunately, some animal intruded into the garden and ate all of the buds as well as the tops of the stalks.  It also got most of the other lilies and daylilies.  Given the height, I don't think it was a rabbit, and deer are almost unheard of in my neighborhood, so I don't have a clue as to what did the damage.  Should it return, I do hope it's edible since if it's making a meal out of my garden, I'd very much like to make a meal out of it!

In 2010, the white Asiatic lily is putting up a number of strong stalks, including one right through the side of the rock wall that borders the planting bed.  Don't believe me?  See for yourself!

2010 asiatic lily

The vermin that have plagued my garden the last few years -- it is deer as it turns out -- visited again and ate some of the lily stalks, but I was able to protect the others with a foul-smelling spray and the white Asiatic lily has bloomed.  If I catch the blasted thing, there will be a grilled venison party!

2010 asiatic lily

2010 asiatic lily

2010 asiatic lily

2010 asiatic lily

2010 asiatic lily

The white Asiatic lily is putting on quite a show this year!

2010 asiatic lily

2010 asiatic lily

2010 asiatic lily

2010 asiatic lily

2010 asiatic lily

2010 asiatic lily

2010 asiatic lily

2010 asiatic lily

2010 asiatic lily

A little before the fourth of July, I visited Home Depot and found they had a new shipment of various types of lilies on sale.  Given the newly created planting bed at the side of the house, and given that the white Asiatic lily was the only one left, I decided to add a few more, interspersed with the new liriope.  Here's a yellow one.

2010 asiatic lily

2010 asiatic lily

2010 asiatic lily

And an orange one.

2010 asiatic lily

2010 asiatic lily

2010 asiatic lily

2010 asiatic lily

2010 asiatic lily

104 Degrees outside and it's doing fine!

2010 asiatic lily

2010 asiatic lily

And a pnk/yellow/orange!

2010 asiatic lily

2010 asiatic lily

2010 asiatic lily

2010 asiatic lily

So far it's survived 104 degrees outside -- thriving is more like it!

2010 asiatic lily

2010 asiatic lily

It's June 2011 and the first of the Asiatic lilies to bloom is the pink/orange/yellow.

2011 asiatic lily

2011 asiatic lily

The bloom fades after a day or two in the sun.

2011 asiatic lily

2011 asiatic lily

The next to bloom was the orange one.

2011 asiatic lily

2011 asiatic lily

2011 asiatic lily

2011 asiatic lily

2011 asiatic lily

2011 asiatic lily

2011 asiatic lily

2011 asiatic lily

2011 asiatic lily

2011 asiatic lily

2011 asiatic lily

2011 asiatic lily

The third and last of the Asiatic lilies to bloom this year is the old white one, stunning as always.  Hard to believe it dates back to 1999!

2011 asiatic lily

2011 asiatic lily

2011 asiatic lily

2011 asiatic lily

2011 asiatic lily

2011 asiatic lily

2011 asiatic lily

2011 asiatic lily

2011 asiatic lily

2011 asiatic lily

2011 asiatic lily

The yellow Asiatic lily won't bloom this year as a varmint got at it before I had a chance to use the varmint repellant.



Last Updated: 08 Jan 2015

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