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The lilies are the last bulbs to bloom in 2000. The red one, with four buds, was the first.
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.
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::
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.
The next is the white.
The last is the yellow and orange which completely skipped blooming last year.
The red has bloomed.
The yellow/orange/red has also bloomed.
And now the white has begun its show.
It's the end of June 2003; the first of the lilies to bloom, as always, is the red.
The second to bloom is the white; I do not believe that the yellow/orange will bloom this year.
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.
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.
It's the end of June and the white Asiatic lily has bloomed, the last to do so.
It's now late June 2005 and the red lily has bloomed. This year we have only one stalk.
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!
It's now July 1st and the white lily has bloomed.
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.
27 June 2006 brings us the first bloom of the white Asiatic lily.
It's now 10 July and the white Asiatic lily has opened the last of its blossoms.
The end of June 2007 brings the beginning of the bloom of the white 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.
Now late June and the Asiatic lilies have bloomed.
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!
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!
The white Asiatic lily is putting on quite a show this year!
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.
And an orange one.
104 Degrees outside and it's doing fine!
And a pnk/yellow/orange!
So far it's survived 104 degrees outside -- thriving is more like it!
It's June 2011 and the first of the Asiatic lilies to bloom is the pink/orange/yellow.
The bloom fades after a day or two in the sun.
The next to bloom was the orange one.
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!
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.
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