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Jul 1, 2012 8:42 AM CST
Name: Corey
Chicago (Zone 6a)
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This is the continuation of the June 2012 Lilies thread found here: The thread "June 2012 Lilies" in Lilies forum
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Jul 1, 2012 8:59 AM CST
Name: Corey
Chicago (Zone 6a)
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Waking up this fine July 1 morning, I found quite a few treasures blooming for the first time.

Here is the lovely 'Anastasia'. This first bloom is easily 9 inches across and looks just as beautiful in person as it does in photos.



Next in my line-up is 'Silver Scheherazade'. This pale cream beauty has a very light licorice fragrance. You can see my vegetable trellises in the background.



'White Henryi' also opened its first bloom today. Only two out of three bulbs sprouted this year and the plants are short (24 inches tall) with only two buds each. Still, the flower has a warm glow from within that is truly special. I hope my plants will come back more vigorously next season.



Another new kid on the block is 'Leslie Woodriff'. This one is 5 feet tall in its first season with 5-9 buds per stem. I think I will like this one a lot in the future. The petals have not yet reflexed on this one.



Very similar to the above but with slightly deeper colors and slightly wider petals is 'Sarabande'. This one is 3.5-4 feet tall in its first season, also with 5-9 buds per stem. Petals are just starting to reflex in this bloom. A charmer for sure!



Here is an unexpected surprise. In early May I ordered a single bulb of 'Eurydice' for propagation from The Lily Garden. I removed half the scales and planted the remainder. The plant is short (12 inches tall) but has managed to produce this single lovely bloom.



My orange tiger lilies and 'Citronella' are starting to look like hovering space ships.

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Here is a scene with the Asiatic hybrid 'Red Velvet'. The alliums are dried heads of 'Gladiator' that have been spray painted a shocking metallic cobalt color. A bit tacky, yes, but I am enjoying it for now.



The Aurelian hybrid 'Madame Butterfly' (Mak) is still opening many blooms. I love this one!

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Here is my raised bed with 'Anastasia'. There are many good things to come in this bed with many more 'Anastasia' developing and many Lilium speciosum (both rubrum and album) forming buds.

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Jul 1, 2012 9:44 AM CST
Lincoln, NE
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Very nice, but really love that I'm not the only one that saves and paints the alliums! Green Grin!
Where are we going, and why am I in this hand-basket?
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Jul 1, 2012 6:25 PM CST
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Tropical Isle. This plant does have the rosey pink edging but it faded in the hot sun today.

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Jul 1, 2012 6:39 PM CST
Name: Corey
Chicago (Zone 6a)
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Gorgeous, Lorn! That looks like a nice, beefy trumpet. I like the color of the backs just as much as the open flower.
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Jul 1, 2012 6:57 PM CST
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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Very pretty Lorn. There will be no photos of my Tropical Isle this year; they have all been disbudded. Guess I allowed them too many pods last year.
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Jul 1, 2012 7:02 PM CST
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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I call this my B&D 'Copper Corner'. Some with beautiful red copper color with some green patina. No picture could ever do them justice. But, like all of my stuff, they too have struggled with the weather. I'll add another picture tomarrow when they're more fully open.


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Jul 1, 2012 7:10 PM CST
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Very true, Connie. Even when any plant of mine puts on an exceptional show one year, they lay low the following year. See that pink in the left upper background of the first photo above. It has about 20 buds--but it'll take a vacation next year.
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Jul 1, 2012 7:31 PM CST
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Name: Connie
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Most of my lilies, especially the trumpets came up short this year and I have more disbudding to do. Like you say, what you do (or don't do) this year will affect next year. I also didn't get around to fertilizing at all last year and didn't make that mistake this year... so hopefully next year.
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Jul 1, 2012 8:06 PM CST
Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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I'm gonna be in a pickle with fertilizing shortly if we don't get a good soaking. I'd like to start now with the early stuff but keep holding off--too hot and dry--and soaking with a hose 'don't cut it'.
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Jul 2, 2012 9:55 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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O M G how did i miss this lily thread.
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Jul 2, 2012 9:56 AM CST
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Name: Tracey
Midwest (Zone 5a)
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July has begun! Thank you for starting the new thread Corey. The lilies are all spectacular. Hurray!
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Jul 2, 2012 10:22 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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OMGosh, love that Tropical Isle!!!!!

Nice photos, everyone!
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Jul 2, 2012 10:31 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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Is the B&D copper king?
I cant look anymore sooooo beautiful.
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Jul 2, 2012 10:50 AM CST
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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Lovely. The copper ones are breathtaking in that big clump.

Made me sad to see the first bloom on Gloriana open today. It is normally the last to bloom for me.
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Plant 4 Red Velvet last fall and this is what turned up instead. About 4 ' tall this first year. Any ideas on a name?
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I think this is Sarabande.
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Jul 2, 2012 11:04 AM CST
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Name: Tracey
Midwest (Zone 5a)
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Caravan maybe?
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Jul 2, 2012 11:40 AM CST
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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Sarabande is correct.
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Jul 2, 2012 1:00 PM CST
Name: Lily Martagon
Du Page County Illinois (Zone 5a)
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Robert Swanson?
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Jul 2, 2012 5:21 PM CST
Name: Corey
Chicago (Zone 6a)
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Susan, I love your photo of 'Sarabande'. I was just looking at my own 'Sarabande' and realized that it has a lovely fragrance! It is not super strong, but it is a very pleasant OT scent. It is such a pretty garden lily too, just like its big brother lookalike 'Leslie Woodriff'. How long have you grown it, and has it multiplied at all for you?
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Jul 2, 2012 7:36 PM CST
Name: Michael Norberry
Arcata, CA Zone 9 or 17 suns (Zone 9a)
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Two blooming today.

Nepalense
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Lankon (first time it bloomed for me)
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