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Tiger Lilies finally blooming!

mollywog
August 26th, 2009, 03:01 PM
It's been a slow summer in terms of growing things. :frustrated:
My first Tiger Lily finally popped today! I have been collecting bulbils for the fall seed trade :thumbs up
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Next flower- don't know the name but a few of them have popped up in with my Phlox, sure is pretty !
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Speaking of Phlox....
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mollywog
August 26th, 2009, 03:04 PM
My one Hosta has bloomed, pretty light purple flowers.
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My Coneflower is just finishing its bloom.
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Foxglove... my absolute favourite!!! The bumblebees really like it too! But still no hummingbirds in the yard- I even put the feeder out by the front flowerbed, and change the food every week :shrug:
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mollywog
August 26th, 2009, 03:08 PM
My Dad's "babies", he planted these Tomatoes from seed under a growlight early this spring. They are coming along nicely but need some heat to ripen them up!
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I "rescued" this Mum from the local grocery store, they put all their old, dried up perennials and annuals on a cart and a sign that said "help yourself" so I did :D it was really dried up when I got it but it seems to be making a turnaround!
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And finally, I planted these Dwarf Sunflowers from seed when we moved in at the end of June. I hope they bloom before a frost hits!!!
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breeze
August 26th, 2009, 03:19 PM
I had tiger lilies but a child came along and "cut" all the blooms.:sad::sad: with scissors

mollywog
August 26th, 2009, 03:20 PM
That's terrible Breeze!!! I can send you some bulbils if you'd like! :thumbs up

breeze
August 26th, 2009, 03:22 PM
That's terrible Breeze!!! I can send you some bulbils if you'd like! :thumbs up

they will come back next year. it was just so madding that a child had no problem doing this to others property. all he could say was my twin did it :frustrated:

he doesn't have a twin

mollywog
August 26th, 2009, 03:26 PM
they will come back next year. it was just so madding that a child had no problem doing this to others property. all he could say was my twin did it :frustrated:

he doesn't have a twin

oh boy! Watch out, you might have a future sociopath on your hands! :eek:

breeze
August 26th, 2009, 03:28 PM
oh boy! Watch out, you might have a future sociopath on your hands! :eek:

I don't know what a sociopath is :o he is a little trouble maker I can tell you that!!

mollywog
August 26th, 2009, 03:30 PM
a psychopath!! haha. I kid, I kid.

breeze
August 26th, 2009, 03:37 PM
a psychopath!! haha. I kid, I kid.

had to look that one up to...:o

CearaQC
August 26th, 2009, 07:01 PM
Yep you sure got a true tiger lily there. :thumbs up

I think the other one is a Rudbeckia. But it's hard to tell without seeing the foliage. Sometimes the daisy-like flowers can get confusing. Save some seeds for me. :laughing::laughing:

mollywog
August 27th, 2009, 11:33 AM
thanks Ceara, I see a lot of Tiger Lilies up here, some even growing wild. They sure are exotic looking for our climate!
what seeds would you like me to save?? I think I have caught the gardening bug, and can't wait to add to my gardens! :thumbs up

hazelrunpack
August 27th, 2009, 12:25 PM
Very pretty! :flirt: Whatever that black-eyed susan-looking flower is, it sure is pretty! Must look really striking in amongst the phlox!

I'm thinking of getting some foxglove for the well garden--it's outside the fence, so the dogs wouldn't be able to get at it :thumbs up Do you know if it likes dry or wet soils? Seems like everything coming up wild in my yard is an obligate wetland plant this year :eek: Not sure if it's like that all the time (this is the first year I've actually paid attention) or if it's just the fact that we've had more than 8 inches of rain in August alone :o

CearaQC
August 27th, 2009, 04:46 PM
Foxglove can tolerate some wetness but to keep it from swimming you can always add a touch of sand and grit/small gravel in the planting hole to ensure drainage.

Molly I'd love to see the wild ones, can you get a pic? Maybe you have the native Canadian lily. :fingerscr

Phlox like that doesn't really work with seeds, or so I read, and the best way to propagate them is through the root cuttings or division when the clumps get big.

Yes I'm looking for good late blooming perennials so I have something to look at besides Echinacea. :laughing:

chico2
August 27th, 2009, 04:51 PM
Molly,that Tiger-Lily is gorgeous,my Lillies are waaay gone for this year.
Hope you get some Sun-Flowers,maybe will have a warm fall:pray:
I cannot believe summer is almost over:cry:

mollywog
August 27th, 2009, 05:50 PM
Ceara I will keep my eyes peeled fior wild lilies next time I am at the beach (thats where I spotted some with bulbils earlier in the summer)... if we EVER get warm weather!!! Hard to believe that in less than a week (Sept 1st), I'll be back to school! With my luck, it will heat up as soon as I go back to work :yell:

We have had a wet summer here too, but my Foxglove seems to be holding up ok, apart from a few discoloured leaves at the base of the plant.