The Urban Gardener: Summer 2013 New Additions

The Lone Writer: Shannon Yarbrough

Well, we are quickly heading into summer. We haven’t reached triple digits yet, but yesterday was the hottest day of the year thus far. And summer is when the lilies start blooming. We have several varieties including Day lilies, Tiger lilies, and my favorite Asiatic lilies. Unfortunately, the rabbits devoured several of the Asiatic lilies this year so we are missing several beautiful blooms that we’ve seen in years past.

I titled this post “New Additions” because we’ve added several new elements to the garden just this week alone. That’s what happens when you do a stay-cation and go shopping every day! The first picture above of the lighter yellow day lily is a new addition that was just planted about a week ago.

The middle picture on the second row is a darker variety that we’ve had for six years now.  They are some of the first flowers I…

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