Last year, I spent the summer posting wildflower pictures, as I sought to learn more about them. It was fun, and I learned a lot. But the world of flowers also includes domestic varieties.
This summer, I am going to expand my Wednesday feature to include flowers of all types. A lot of the photos will probably be taken during exercise walks on the West Side of Binghamton. Others will be from my small perennial garden in Westover, near Johnson City, New York. I will also feature wildflowers and flowers from my travels.
Lilies have taken center stage on the West Side of Binghamton, both daylillies and Asiatic lilies (and Asiatic hybrids.). I took what may be my last outdoor walk for a couple of days. Temperatures in the next couple of days will probably be in the 90's.
Yellow lilies are one of the more popular colors.
There are some beautiful hybrids out there. This particular variety, "Tiny Sensation" is a small Asiatic lily we bought this year for our front yard (right now residing next to a container of cucumber plants).
One thing I really like about the Asiatics is that they are almost fragrance free. Believe it or not, I find the scent of certain lilies, especially some that are sold as potted plants for gift giving (Oriental lillies?) quite objectionable. Other people have allergic reactions.
I've joked at times about it being a pity that there is no such thing as smell-o-blog. Perhaps, at least for those of us who have allergies, lack of smell-o-blog is a good thing after all. But, I'm curious to know if any other of my readers think certain lilies have an objectionable scent, or if they are allergic to them.
Still, despite these drawbacks - I love lilies. What flowers (if it is summer where you live) are blooming where you live?