Beneath the Library Windows Tuesday, Aug 5 2014 

At dusk…Oriental lilies, what could be better?


Random Photo Wednesday, Jul 24 2013 


Some lilies, ‘Muscadet’ and ‘Casa Blanca’ by the east porch

Oriental Lilies Sunday, Jul 21 2013 


In my opinion, it would not be late July in New England without a big stand of Oriental Lilies by the main door. Preferably located where their fragrance, which is strongest at night, can drift inside. It is a spicy scent, not ‘floral’ really at all. They are a little early this year, they really ought to be in August; but I certainly enjoy them. It is also worthwhile to note that while the lily beetles will eat them, they prefer the Asiatic lilies; so the latter can function as a trap reducing the amount of effort needed to protect the Oriental lilies. Though one still needs to keep a very close eye on them. Support is also useful, in this spot some ferns help out, elsewhere, lanky rugosa roses give some support.

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