In upstate New York, the lilies are in bloom. Summer is officially here.
Today I bring you a little selection of these most versatile flowers. Growing them, day lilies especially, is easy in our zone 5b climate - here's how.
Not all of these lilies are day lilies. I must admit, I am far from an expert on lilies - day lilies, the various Asiatic lilies, stargazer lilies. hybrids, oriental hybrids, and more. Let's just call them lilies.
Lilies come in so many colors, so many patterns. Some have scent. Another admission I must make is that the smell of some lilies, especially stargazers, is unpleasant to me. (You don't want to get their pollen on you or your clothes, either.)
Let's enjoy some Binghamton, New York area lilies, shall we?
Broome County library garden, in downtown Binghamton, New York. Imagine - a library with its own garden.
The garden contains shrubs, bulbs, roses, some works of art, and a picnic gazebo. This is what it will look like in July.
Another orange lily.
I hope to feature more lilies in the next few days.
What is blooming in your area today?