It’s lily season, and we have lilies blooming in all corners of our yard.
We are lucky to have so many sizes, shapes and colors throughout our yard. They are quite hardy and bloom a lot in July, which can be our harshest, warmest, driest summer month. The best part? they are the lowest maintenance perennial you could ask for.
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Lots of things are happening in our gardens these days.
Our raspberries are ripening.
Many of our lilies are blooming. We have lots of different colors and varieties:
red and yellow lilies
yellow and purple lilies
Our clematis always blooms beautifully too. I love the vibrant purple of the fresh flower right after it opens.
We have a bed dedicated to a variety of coneflowers, especially pink varieties.
Lots of critters are enjoying all this green vegetation. This the closest I could get to this cute baby bunny, which isn’t always so adorable when I discover he/she has eaten our black-eyed susan flowers down to the green twigs.
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The lilies are here, the lilies are here! And they are everywhere!
My mom gave us an entire row of day lilies, which are blooming in several colors.
Plum colored lilies
I love these red ones with a radiating yellow center.
I also love these burgundy and cream lilies together. How stunning (and lucky) to have these contrasting colors planted next to each other.
More peach lilies too
If I had to pick one favorite in the garden, I would choose this cream and purple lily as my favorite.
I love lilies, so I’m lucky my mom’s yard got too shady as the trees matured, and she had to transplant her lilies to a sunnier spot: my yard!Lilies needs sunshine, and our entire backyard faces south, so I guess our gardens were meant to have lilies. Thanks Mom!
Last year, I was lucky enough to go on a quilting retreat with a fun group of quilting bloggers.
I am lucky to get to go again this year, with most of the same group and a few new people, including Amanda Jean, Cindy, Rene, Rene’s sister Michelle, Shelly, Shelly’s friend Stephanie, Mary, Doris, and Toni. I haven’t done a lot of quilting this past year so I’m bringing a couple quilt tops I made at last year’s retreat to finish quilting this weekend. No more starting any large projects until my current pile is done!
I leave you with pictures of a couple lilies from our garden. Promise to give you a full report when I get back.
Sorry I’ve been so quiet lately. We’ve been having fun with family from out of town visiting us for the Independence Day holiday weekend.
We went to our famous farmers market on Saturday, and I finally found berries in season!
We were amazed at the size of these beautiful stargazer lilies adorning bouquets for sale.
There was an early crop of colorful tomatoes.
We were also surprised to see such a variety of mushrooms available.
Family time and surprises at the market were great inspiration for my art cards this week. (along with a little Ed Emberley doodle, which is the dude carrying a flag, as if marching in a parade!)
My sister-in-law and I gorged on summer fruit all weekend. We also made the tastiest watermelon slushy, a recipe I will definitely share soon.
Three cheers for the fabulous month of July and more beautiful summer flowers and crops!
Yes, I do have a lot of lilies throughout my gardens, thanks to my fabulous garden pro for a mom!
I don’t even know how many varieties we have.
Luckily, they all thrive in our yard.
I think the only color I don’t have are white lilies. I had a bouquet of white lilies and white roses when I got married, so I think I need to plant some white lilies for next year (which will be our ten-year anniversary).
I hope my mom doesn’t want any of these back!
If you are here looking for information about my Ornament Swap in July, please go to this post.
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We are in full summer mode around here, so I have a few summer blooms to share with you.
Our collection of lilies are looking fabulous!
The new bee balms we planted are taking shape in their new location.
Best of all, my raspberry shrub is growing like a crazy weed!
It’s only our second year with these raspberry plants, but I’ve been out there every night enjoying a handful of these juicy berries. I’ve always wanted a raspberry patch, so I am a happy gardener.