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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

One Garden Fairy, One Garden Liar

Got home from Ester's today.

Discovered a yellow lily in my flower garden, when I arrived! This is an oriental lily, not a day lily. I have no idea how it got there- must have been the garden fairy that brought it! I don't plant this kind because they are mole candy. There's no point. But look at this. The mole got lazy. So for this year at least, I get to enjoy something.

yellow oriental lily

And the purple globe bellflower, Campanula glomerata, (the purple one may be variety 'Superba') is looking great. I have quite a few white ones which have spread. They are only in bud. I thought I had shared their picture before, but can't find it. Anyway... the purple one is kind of spectacular.

globe campanula

And the garden liar? Must be me. I said I wasn't going to garden any more, but the yellow lily and some hosta sprouts from Ester made me spend some time this afternoon. And I enjoyed it. Maybe what I should say is that if I don't garden, I won't feel guilty.

OK, so it doesn't look like much from this angle. But you can see that I've pulled a bunch of weeds, anyway.

flower garden

In other news: I drove home from Ester's (maybe a tribute to Jade tomorrow), picked up my computer, did a couple more errands, unpacked, and am trying to catch up on some computer things.

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Ann said...

What a nice surprise to come home to. That purple flower is really pretty. I have a few things around my house but I just don't have the desire to take care of weeding and making everything look nice.

vanilla said...

Moles: Is that what happened to my stand of oriental lilies of which there is but one left?

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Ann- I hear you. I just don't seem to be willing to spend enough time.

Vanilla- probably. Squirrels will dig them up too, but moles are death to this kind of lily.

Secondary Roads said...

I love that yellow lily. It's the first thing I saw when I opened your site today. I'm a big fan of day lilies in all of their diverse colors.

Sharkbytes said...

Hi Chuck- this is not a day lily. This is the same group as a Tiger Lily, but yeah... I love them. Usually they do not survive here.