It’s not often the popular “Rose” gets out shone, and there’s not always so much red in this flowerbed.
Our Tiger-Lilies bloomed later this year than most. Usually, they are in full colour while the rose bush is still budding. A spell of wetter conditions and less sunshine has them competing this year.
These Tigers are way ahead in getting attention and comments. People even stop to take pictures.
I don’t consider myself having a green thumb, but I can grow things and rarely kill a plant. These Tigers must just love their location, because they get big and bushy like this every year. I have a couple of the exact ones in a back flowerbed which are not near the size of these two.
There is one thing about the pictured bed that keeps me scratching my head though. In the little over ten years the Rose has been planted there I can’t seem to convince it it’s a bush, and that it could be taller then a foot. This year it’s even creeping sideways.
If anyone has ideas, please let me know. I’ve tried spring pruning or not, neither made a difference. Maybe, I should search it out, maybe it’s not suppose to be a bush.
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Those gorgeous russet lilies caught my eye right away!!! Wow….I love daylilies so these definitely appealed to me! Well done!
Thanks, although they seem to be happy without much help from me. 😊
The lilies are beautiful! (definitely the stars of the flower bed) We had some roses that for some reason decided that they weren’t bushes any more. We had to tie them up on a trellis until they grabbed a hold and made their way to the top. Perhaps that is the issue?? Or maybe they are teen roses and going through a rebellious stage?
I’ll have to check if branches or long and droopy, then propping would be a great idea. My luck it’s the teen thing. Thanks for the hint.
I have some local deer that would just love to come in and prune them for you! Can’t grow day lilies as deer think they are candy! Very beautiful!
Our deer usually only come into the resort in the winter so we’re lucky there, the Jack rabbits work on a lot of the flowers all year round but so far the Lily’s aren’t in their diet. 😊
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