The lilies, queen of the July garden have been spectacular. I have planted fifteen to twenty five of a single variety together with a few complementary or contrasting lilies of another color. That grouping is then situated in complement or contrast with another grouping. I have tried to create my borders in full sun with protection against the vagaries of summer storms especially high winds.
The largest planting is a bed 5' by 80' in a raised bed at the back of the house. We have smaller plantings used as accents throughout the garden, five to seven of a single cultivar. Theses ares sometimes mixed with a complementary colored lily.
I like the combination of salmon, yellow and orange but have not yet found a salmon which blooms at exactly the same time as my favorite yellows and oranges. Red, pink and white varieties make another attractive grouping.
Lilies like their feet cool, in mass they provide dense shade to one another, only the front of the border needs cover and there I grow annuals,
My garden ideas with lilies outstrip my garden space. They are also dependent on the amount of cultivars available to my pocket book. I am thinking of putting out some plans that others can implement but they stretch gardening resources
|LA Lily PAVIA|
|PAVIA chrome yellow 7 inches across|
|Beautiful red ORIGINAL LOVE|
|I have two reddish purple Asiatics about the garden LANDINI and DIMENSION|
|A "tango" lily if I remember correctly PARIS HEART|
|LITOUWEN with ROYAL SUNSET|
|Clumps of SUNCREST|
|LA Lilies, I call then lilies on steroids|
|With end of the Asiatic and LA lilies begins daylilies season|