Monthly Archives: July 2017

Roaming Petunias

My ‘Tidal Wave Cherry’ and ‘Easy Wave Lilac’ petunias like to meander out of their pots and through the lattice fence that surrounds our patio. Save Save

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A Bevy of Blooms: Daylily ‘Jersey Girl’


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In a Purple/Lavender Mood

My daylilies have put on a great show this summer. Some of my favorite cultivars are ones that showcase purple and lavender (and sometimes hints of blue) flowers. Here’s ‘Lavender Blue Baby’: And this is ‘Swallowtail Kite’. It’s a very … Continue reading

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My Favorite Orienpet Lily

When my ‘Belladonna’ (which means “beautiful lady”) Orienpet lilies start blooming in mid-July I barely get anything done because I’m too busy snapping photos of those gorgeous yellow flowers. Unlike some of my other Orienpet lilies which can get as … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal: Oriental Lily ‘Cherry Splash’


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Dianthus ‘Cherry Jolt’

Last year I grew AAS-winning Dianthus ‘Pink Jolt’ and loved it. The plants were well-behaved and such a refreshing burst of new color in mid-summer. This year I sprouted ‘Pink Jolt’ again, but I also tried its sibling, ‘Cherry Jolt’. … Continue reading

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‘Zambesi’ Love

While I don’t particularly like white flowers, Orienpet lily ‘Zambesi’ has really stolen my heart: Save Save

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Double Dose: Shasta Daisy ‘Banana Cream’


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Daylily ‘Kent’s Favorite Two’

‘Kent’s Favorite Two’ is an older daylily cultivar registered in 1988. The bright-red flowers have a flashy yellow throat and appear on 26-inch-tall scapes. Planting ‘Kent’s Favorite Two’ next to yellow or gold flowers really draws out that bright-yellow throat. … Continue reading

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Asiatic Lily ‘Night Flyer’ Endures

Asiatic lilies don’t tend to live very long in my yard. I’m happy if I get a couple of years out of them before the chipmunks dig up the bulbs or rabbits gnaw on the flower stems until the plants … Continue reading

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