These lilies bloomed in early May. The scarlet color is stunning.
There are five or six in an old-fashioned concrete planter. They’ve been there a few years.
They usually grow about 18–20 inches tall, but this year they barely made it a foot. I think they need more space and fresh dirt.
This is one of about four different kinds of lilies in the yard.
I’ve discovered lilies really like full sun. I have some in the front that are shaded by the eaves of the house part of the day. They grow at about a 45 degree angle, reaching for the sun.
When the weather cools off I’m going to dig up all the lilies and cluster them together for a more dramatic presentation. They bloom on a different schedule so we should have lilies from early May through the summer.
I want to find a place so we can see them from inside. There’s a big patch of monkey grass that’s in a good spot. However, the dogs and cat have decided it’s a nice cool place to lay in the heat of the day. Monkey grass is not easy to kill, but the middle is turning yellow and dying.
That would be the perfect place for a patch of lilies. Then there’s a chance the pets won’t care and plop right down on top of them too. Maybe I’ll put one of each out there and see how they fare and put the rest of them someplace safer.
I’ll keep you posted. With pictures, of course.