Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Finally!

I know these lilies have bloomed at least once before but I can find no photos of them.  They are a favorite snack of the deer when they first grow so any chance of having blooms is lost when the deer take a good munch on them.  This year I've been religious about spraying Liquid Fence in the areas where there is no other protection from the deer.  It has paid off because finally I have tiger lily blooms.  These are very different from the other lilies I have because they hang their bloom heads down.  They are lovely, don't you think?


The grow along the bank of the pond.  You can see the Joe Pye weed there to the back right getting ready to open large blooms too.




I'm surprised by how the petals curl up and back.


There are many more to open in the week ahead.


Caught sight of this frog in the pond watching me from a water lily.  After I took its picture he croaked loudly and jump across the lily pads.


5 comments:

Tom said...

A wonderful sight! Tom The Backroads Traveller

Betsy Adams said...

HI, So glad that you are finally finding a way to keep the deer away. We have used Liquid Fence regularly for YEARS and it works about 99% of the time.... We also put human hair (that I get from my beauty shop) around our plants and that also helps...

We had those tiger lilies (just like yours) several years ago but the chipmunks (our biggest culprit now) dug up the bulbs.... We do have a new one this year which is yellow...

I am not blogging much but I always enjoy your posts.
Hugs,
Betsy

Fun60 said...

You have done so well this year protecting your plants from the deer and look at the rewards.

Bonnie K said...

Beautiful! It is hard keeping those stnking deer out of the flowers. Good luck.

Dawn Y. said...

Your tiger lily blossoms are just gorgeous, Marcia! They are perfect along your pond with their graceful foliage. I love that cute little frog. It must be such fun to spend time in your garden!

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