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Gardening -- Plants currently in my garden.

Lilies.

  • Oriental lily.
    • Description:
    • Growing preferences:
    • Observations: A truly gorgeous variety. I started with a single bulb and it produced, after several years, several additional bulbs such that I am enjoying an increasing number of these striking blooms each summer.
    • Zone:
    • Year added: About 1999.
    • Plant source: Purchased at a store.
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      • Oriental lily.
      • Oriental lily.
  • Orange lily.
    • Description:
    • Growing preferences:
    • Observations: A spectacularly striking and prolific grower. Each stalk produces deep brown one-quarter inch seeds at the joint of the stalk and each leaf. The seeds fall to the ground and the winter snow allows them to seep into the soil. They produce a small bulb which sends a root down further in the ground where the main bulb begins to form and grow. Each spring I am greeted by numerous single, long leaves signifying the start of a new plant. These plants are easy to transplant to propagate new lilies which bloom the following year. A mature plant can produce several blooms.
    • Zone:
    • Year added: These were growing on the property when I moved into the house in 1973.
    • Plant source: Original gardens.
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      • Orange lily.
      • Orange lily.
      • Orange lily.
  • Tiger lily.
    • Description: This is a very common lily throughout Ontario and elsewhere in Canada.
    • Growing preferences:
    • Observations: A spectacularly striking and prolific grower. Each stalk produces deep brown one-quarter inch seeds at the joint of the stalk and each leaf. The seeds fall to the ground and the winter snow allows them to seep into the soil. They produce a small bulb which sends a root down further in the ground where the main bulb begins to form and grow. Each spring I am greeted by numerous single, long leaves signifying the start of a new plant. These plants are easy to transplant to propagate new lilies which bloom the following year. A mature plant can produce several blooms.
    • Zone:
    • Year added: These were growing on the property when I moved into the house.
    • Plant source: Original gardens.
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    • Photo(s): Tiger lily.
  • Trumpet lily.
    • Description: Large, white trumpet-shaped flowers with strong fragrance, especially in the evening. Grows on single green stalk with fine elongated leaves. More mature bulbs produce multiple blooms (3-5). Bulbs planted about 6" (15cm) deep. Works well planted in groups which should be dug up, separated and thinned whenever the area becomes too crowded. Height 24" (60cm) with 8-10" (20-25cm) spacing.
    • Growing preferences: Rich soil which is well drained otherwise the bulbs will rot.
    • Observations: A spectacularly striking and fragrant specimen. After sundown, the fragrance of these lilies is strong. I love spending some time in the evening absorbing their captivating aroma. They do produce bulblets and smaller offshoot plants which can be taken off when the bed is renewed. The new bulbs take a long time (several years at least) before they are big enough to produce a bloom.
    • Zone:
    • Year added: Unknown.
    • Plant source: Unknown - probably the original gardens.
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      • Trumpet lily.
      • Trumpet lily.
      • Trumpet lily.
  • Lily of the Valley - .
    • Description:
    • Growing preferences: Full to part shade.
    • Observations: A prolific spreading plant which will take over any open space in which it is growing. Spreads by roots just below the surface. Attractive tiny white flowers in May. Easy to transplant.
    • Zone:
    • Year added: 2003.
    • Plant source: My mother-in-law's garden.
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