Lilies forum: Lilies In Alaska 2010

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Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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chocolatemoose
Jul 28, 2010 1:18 AM CST
It's been a busy summer and now that all but my Asiatics are just about bloomed out, I'm finally taking the time to post pics of <i> some<i/> of my lilies in North Pole, AK. Yes, we do things a bit differently up here and my Asiatics open last. I think it's because all the others are started in a heated garage in pots and the Asiatics are in the ground and have to wait for the ground to warm up, though they are one of the first things to pop up each year.

I was a little discouraged in April/May because I had a much higher than normal incidence of buds aborting. Partly due to the fact we had three construction projects going on which precluded my bringing the lilies out of the garage as soon as I normally do. (The garage doors were open for sun & circulation, but it wasn't the same, they wanted OUT.) Then, when they finally got to go out, we had a freak 85 degree heat wave in May and they went "whoa, mama, it's a little TOO toasty, too fast"...(We won't talk about their mama overwatering them in the garage)...My babies were very stressed. But, the yard has a section we call purgatory. Since I grow all but the Asiatics in pots, once they are bloomed out, they go into purgatory to continue their replenishing growth for next year. So, the aborted buds plants just went there early and that just means I'll have a whole bunch next year that I didn't see this year...That SHOULD mean I wouldn't need to buy any new ones...Ahhh, no...Already got my list started for Faraway/Ramona and since Buggy is on sabbatical (I refuse to believe she is done and do believe in miracles), I'll finally have to place an order with The Lily Nook...Girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. I've been chomping at the bit to order from them, but Faraway, Buggy and dabbling with The Lily Pad has keep me as busy as I can realistically manage since this beautious addiction took hold. I think I have the worse case of zone envy when I view the incredible multiplying you are all able to achieve by planting in the ground, but every time one of mine open, it literally takes my breath away and it's worth every minute of work involved in achieving that wonder.

I don't have swaths and meandering paths...and most of my pics are taken for my own records (trying to get better at labeling them in the computer), but I hope you enjoy what I have to share.

Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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chocolatemoose
Jul 28, 2010 1:21 AM CST
Indian Summerset


We had a storm coming so I brought it indoors

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And finished back outdoors

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Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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chocolatemoose
Jul 28, 2010 1:24 AM CST
Santa Rosa which had 7.5" Buds


And she even made a friend...
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Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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chocolatemoose
Jul 28, 2010 1:29 AM CST
FrankfortThumb of 2010-07-28/chocolatemoose/50e19a Thumb of 2010-07-28/chocolatemoose/1f36f6
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Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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chocolatemoose
Jul 28, 2010 1:31 AM CST
I believe this is Pink Zeus. The fuzzy stuff is this nightmarish seasonal thing we deal with that comes off the cottonwood trees

Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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chocolatemoose
Jul 28, 2010 1:33 AM CST
Vandella...It had such rich, velvety coloring
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Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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chocolatemoose
Jul 28, 2010 1:37 AM CST
Ormea...Not as big as I expected, but may have been pot size. That's always a judgement call when I plant. Still loved it!


Does anyone think I have this one mislabeled in my computer?
Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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chocolatemoose
Jul 28, 2010 1:39 AM CST
Eagle
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Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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chocolatemoose
Jul 28, 2010 1:40 AM CST
Queen Strain from a Buggy mix...Just yummy...
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Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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chocolatemoose
Jul 28, 2010 1:41 AM CST
Red Out
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Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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chocolatemoose
Jul 28, 2010 1:42 AM CST
Lavender Gem

Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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chocolatemoose
Jul 28, 2010 1:43 AM CST
Big Brother

Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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chocolatemoose
Jul 28, 2010 1:44 AM CST
NOID from Buggy mix
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Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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chocolatemoose
Jul 28, 2010 1:44 AM CST
Are ya tired of me yet? Whistling
I got more...
Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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chocolatemoose
Jul 28, 2010 1:45 AM CST
El Condor

Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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chocolatemoose
Jul 28, 2010 1:48 AM CST
Beverly Hills...A new favorite...one of several...Thank you, Ramona!


Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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chocolatemoose
Jul 28, 2010 1:49 AM CST
Satisfaction

Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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chocolatemoose
Jul 28, 2010 1:52 AM CST
Tanita...Pure, clean white
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Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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chocolatemoose
Jul 28, 2010 1:54 AM CST
Pink Brilliant

Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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chocolatemoose
Jul 28, 2010 1:58 AM CST
Double Sensation...I've also seen this one labeled as Double Pleasure. It was one of only two lilies I bought locally this year. When I like 'em, I love 'em...and I did NOT like this one. I took several pics over time, but it never got any better. I know some of you liked it, but I thought it was the butt ugliest lily I have ever seen *Blush* ...Can't believe I said that Whistling ...But every time I walked past it, I thought the same thing. It was not a hit with my garden club ladies,either...Each to his/her own...

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