Monday, June 12, 2017

Summer 2017-2

Lily's are in full bloom. They're like sentinels in the garden. Some are over four feet tall with thick stems that with stood a 30 plus knot wind last week. The roses are in a recovery phase after first bloom so the lily's don't have any competition. 
But the flowers blooming that I find most interesting are Gardenia and Calla Lily. They are almost wax like and you just want to touch them...they are silky smooth when you do.
Many perennials are blooming too: Phlox, Monarda, Stokesia Daisy, and Campanulla. Campanulla is a nice green ground cover too. After bloom I cut the dead stalks to cean it up. It is a little invasive but not hard to keep in check.  
While not as showy as lilies the first hydrangea blooms have made their entrance.
The rose this week is Stanwell Perpetual. This is a shrub rose that has been around since the early 1800's. It is disease resistant, reblooming, and has attractive foliage all season long.
Each week a group of volunteers make arrangements from garden cuttings for weekend liturgies. These are some of the arrangements from this past weekend.

1 comment:

  1. I don't think there's a flower more striking in arrangements than lilies. Lovely!