The Red Flavours (Lilium lancifolium ‘Red Flavour‘) are blooming beautifully.
The dryness has made the red in them even darker this year.
They are very hardy and do not mind the cold winters or dry summers.
I was a bit disappointed in the spring because there were not that many lily bulbs for sale.
Then I found a way around the problem and started to buy ready planted pots from the stores.
I let them bloom in the balcony first and then take the pots to the summer cottage for planting. Hopefully I will have them blooming for many years.
The late lilies are starting to bloom.
The Red Flavour has done well up here in the north and bloomed faithfully over the years.
This year I am experimenting a new color and hopefully it will do as well as the red.
It has taken years but now I have lilies in each and every flowerbed that can survive the harsh coldness.
Cavoli started to bloom and seems to have long lasting blooms which always makes me happy.
I usually do not have lilies with short stems but this year I made an exception. Bought three varieties to the front of one of the flowerbeds.
Let’s see how these cope with the winter and low temperatures.
Sometimes it is just fun to enjoy nature’s own creations. Waterlilies are blooming beautifully and all you need to do is to enjoy the show.
Nothing you need to do. No planting or watering just an easy part of the garden that takes care of itself.
Waterlilies are a natural part of the nature here like in so many other places.
I guess it is that they last several years and are easy to maintain. They come in so many different forms and colors. You simply never going to have enough of them.
Casa Blanca was the one who made the largest blooms this summer. It sure is a successful cross between speciosum lily of China and auratum lily of Japan.
Now have them in my balcony but going to take them to the summer cottage before the first frost.
PS. Bought the bulbs from Amsterdam Tulip Museum and regret that I only bought two. Should have taken a larger amount.