Lilies forum: Let's see your mixed borders with lilies

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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Feb 3, 2010 6:24 PM CST
Since Tracey or I have to open the forum by starting a thread, and I have no lily pictures to post, I'll start by asking to see any photos you have of mixed borders that have lilies in them. Thanks.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Feb 4, 2010 6:47 AM CST
Polly, no pics of Lilies? Shame on you!...do you have any idea how left out they must feel when you're out there snapping shots of all those Irises! LOL

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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Feb 4, 2010 7:04 AM CST
I've yet to find a plant that doesn't look good with Lilies!

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"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi

Wandasflowers
Feb 4, 2010 8:09 AM CST
Lilies belong everywhere in my gardens....

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Wandasflowers
Feb 4, 2010 8:11 AM CST
Lilies don't mind being crowded and take up so little space since they are vertical. Hard not to love them

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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
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PollyK
Feb 4, 2010 8:51 AM CST
Thanks Neal and Wanda. That's what I wanted. Just beautiful. OK, poppies, I've got poppies, just wintersowed them. And I see a lot of daylilies in Wandas. Just getting an idea of what really looks nice with the lilies.

Neal, I was so sick of taking iris pictures the last couple of years, I didn't take picture of much anything else.


Wandasflowers
Feb 4, 2010 9:00 AM CST
I put bearded iris in the front & way back rows . Lilies can tower over them & still not mess up their air flow.

My tall lilies go in back rows with mums, phlox, tall asters, cannas, tall yarrow, clematis (on the fence), liatris, & whatever.

shorter lilies blend with daylilies, baloon flowers, speedwell, yarrow, daisies,snapdragons, zinnias, etc, etc.

Most Lilies like their feet shaded and heads in the sun. They are wonderful in mixed border gardens.

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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
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PollyK
Feb 4, 2010 10:05 AM CST
I see some sedum there, too. I have quite a bit of sedum with my lilies.

Lovely, Wanda.
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Feb 4, 2010 1:39 PM CST
I've had the privilage of seeing Wanda's garden in person and these pictures, tho nice, do not do it justice. I tip my hat to you.
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Feb 4, 2010 2:05 PM CST

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I will second that about Wanda's garden. It is stunning. It's perfectly weeded and nicely organized. I could learn a lot about garden planting from Wanda *Blush*
Tracey
Name: Diann
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Ticker
Feb 4, 2010 2:36 PM CST
Oh Mags, you don't do to bad yourself, deary.. Smiling
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jmorth
Feb 4, 2010 3:38 PM CST
From July

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Name: Donna Mack
Elgin, IL (Zone 5a)
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DonnaMack
Feb 4, 2010 5:39 PM CST
From June of last year. Campanula Bernice with Rosepoint Lace.

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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Feb 4, 2010 8:18 PM CST
jmorth, those are beautiful lilies. Which ones are they? Wow!

Donna, what a great combo! I do need to get some campanula.
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Feb 4, 2010 8:27 PM CST
Oh Donna, those are nice. Smiling
central Illinois
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jmorth
Feb 5, 2010 12:53 AM CST
Scheherazade - lilies from July above...
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Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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stilldew
Feb 5, 2010 2:07 AM CST
Lilies have to be the most co-operative flowers in the world to photograph. All of you have lovely gardens. These are also Scheherazade on both sides of my front arbor.

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Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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stilldew
Feb 5, 2010 2:11 AM CST
The tall lily near the center here is Leslie Woodriff. Last fall I dug it up and found I had about 8 large bulbs and moved 6 of them to a new location nearer my deck. The photo was taken in Mid July, when my garden gets to be a riot of colors.

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Name: Donna Mack
Elgin, IL (Zone 5a)
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DonnaMack
Feb 5, 2010 9:20 AM CST
Thanks Polly and Diann. I love campanula, and over the years bought and seeded dozens that had problems Campanula persificolia died out. So did glomerata (supposedly invasive - ha!). Pyramidalis and medium are both lovely but they are sometimes biennial and sometimes perennial - if they make it through winter. But Bernice is tough - and really gorgeous.
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Feb 5, 2010 9:47 AM CST

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Such beautiful gardens you guys! You make me long for spring even more than I do already Smiling
Tracey

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