Two years ago, I planted this lovely Easter lily in the garden after it finished blooming. I was amazed when it actually came up last year and bloomed. It waited until June last year, and again this year. No matter, it is lovely. The first bloom opened a few days ago, while the second one waited a bit longer.
White flowers are my favorites. A couple of days later, both are open and the first one is starting to fade.
Last year, it had three blooms on June 14.
The day lilies are going strong now, with more blooms every day.
These dark purple day lilies are D’Oro variety.
These peach blooms with the ruffled edges keep going for a couple of months.
Now that the irises have finished blooming, I decided that they really needed to be dug up and divided. I am hoping that doing this plus adding some fertilizer will help them bloom better next year. Here is how they did back in April. One stalk had three blooms, one had two blooms, and two more had just a single bloom. Many of the plants didn’t bloom at all.
They look crowded in some spots, and other places are bare. I dug them all up last weekend. This bed is the original bed, now they are nicely spaced.
And there were enough left over to create a second bed of iris. This spot has long been empty as it is very shallow dirt. I have tried several things here, and last year added more dirt and mulch. I think it is just deep enough for the iris rhizomes.
Sitting back to enjoy the evening on the veranda, a lovely view of the valley and mountain ridge in the distance.
It is difficult to capture the wonder of the cloud formations with the evening sun with my little camera, but you get the idea. Very relaxing on a warm summer evening.
How is your garden growing?