I wasn’t planning on posting today. With a rare day of sunshine and dryness at my disposal my plan was to wander over to my parents’ house after supper and mow their back yard before another round of rain set in.
Too late. Storms began coming through within minutes after my husband and I finished eating. Rain, hail, wet grass, electric mower — not a good combination! Then the Dish went out. Again. It will be gone tomorrow after over eight years with their service, but enough is enough. So I decided to sit down at the computer and post a few photos of my Asiatic Lilies (Lilium asiatic) that I was able to take this afternoon.
Here are a few facts about Asiatic Lilies (Lilium asiatic):
- There are no “true” blue Asiatic Lilies, but they come in just about any other color you can imagine.
- Asiatic Lilies are perennials.
- They like well drained areas in full sun.
- Their bulbs should be divided every three to four years.
- Pests include lily beetles, slugs, snails, aphids, rabbits and molds.
There are many varieties of Asiatic Lilies, with wonderfully descriptive names. I have no idea whether mine have names or not. I usually purchase a couple of bags of “no name” bulbs each year and plant them in areas that need to be filled in. They’re easy to grow — I don’t think I’ve ever killed one! — and they come back year after year. They like full sun, which is a bonus!
We received almost another inch of rain as I wrote this post and another large storm is almost upon us. The first storm came at us from due south, the current one is coming from the west. How strange! I’m sure this mess will end eventually. Perhaps we could send it to California. I hear they need rain…