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Bloomsday, Saratoga Springs, NY


July 15 in my garden is all about the lilies.  I have lilium regale blooming right now and lilium longiflorum about to open, but the real stars at this particular moment are the Asiatics.

I like the black and white combination above.  The white is called ‘Navona’ and the black is called ‘Landini.’


And then I have the totally insane ‘Pink Giant’ that I’ve posted about before.  It’s towering over my garden, as well as starring in a vase in my front hall, thanks to all those broken-off stalks that I didn’t manage to stake before this week’s beating rain.


Posted by on July 15, 2008 at 5:05 am, in the category Real Gardens.
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5 responses to “Bloomsday, Saratoga Springs, NY”

  1. commonweeder says:

    I love your lilies and I have a fair number but am feeling the need for more. Up here is Western Mass my daylilies have barely begun blooming, and certainly not the Asiatics. I have a terrible fear they will be gone by Bloomsday in August, but I will visualize a beautiful show sometime in August.

  2. Michele Owens says:

    Commonweeder, I’m not so far from Western Mass. I’m surprised your Asiatics aren’t even rolling. A number of mine are totally finished. But yes, our daylilies are just opening, too.

  3. eliz says:

    You mention regales. I know all trumpets hate shade, but you don’t have much shade. I have also noticed regular (not album) regales do better, but the yellow ones seem best. They all need total staking.

    I have many problems with lilies, which I plan to lay before you when you visit. Designing around them is the biggest. This year is the worst ever for that, I’m proud to say.

  4. I am soooo drooling over those black lilies.

  5. Leslie says:

    I’m just getting into trying lilies and really liking them…my Landini finished a couple of weeks ago. I’ve got Sorbonne blooming now. I need to do combos like yours…guess I need to buy more!