Carrel asked me the difference between the Asiatic and the Oriental lily. I did not know, so I went to Google. Asiatic lily can be short, no scent, multiplies quickly and blooms early. Oriental lilies blooms later in the summer and multiplies slowly. They are more tender. Cassa Blanca, a tall white lily and has a scent, is an Oriental lily. The Star Gazer lily has a wonderful fragrance. I ordered the Star Gazer and some Asiatic lilies but the Star Gazer and Casa Blanca have not come up, they are slow to root.
This lily I bought planted in Carrel's yard. It multiplied we dug it up and I put some in mine. Multiplied quickly, second to bloom, about three feet tall, no scent. Asiatic? Yes. We had some ladies to come by to see our yard. They had been here about two weeks before and Carrel invited them to come back after the roses had bloomed. They want some of these pink lilies, I am going to give them some oranges on also. And all my friends on face book.
This is how many bulbs are now where only one was planted.
This is a side view of a twenty four foot bed. I would not even try to count the lilies that has come from just three lily bulbs.
I hope you have enjoyed this new page I have added to my blog. Thank you for watching my garden grow and bloom, hope you are growing one of you own. Happy gardening to you from Carrel and I.
Two more lilies have opened up.
Another lily opened on May 25,2014.
This is an Asiatic lily I planted this spring. I bought it from Breck;s Nursery. I tried yo get close to show you it blooms from the top. It is called Eyeliner because of the fine line around the edge of the lily.