Beneath the Library Windows Tuesday, Aug 5 2014 

At dusk…Oriental lilies, what could be better?

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Random Photo Wednesday, Jul 24 2013 

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

Oriental Lilies Sunday, Jul 21 2013 

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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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