Okay, I know anyone reading this blog is probably getting sick to death of seeing my gratuitous pictures of lilies, so I apologise, next year I swear we will have some kick ass annuals, shade loving ground cover, vegetable goodness, and other types of plants to gush over. Unfortunately, this year has been (mostly) a year of observance, to try and see what is already growing, where it is growing, where the sun is/isn't in the yard as well as taking a good note on drainage.
Thankfully lilies are resilient little buggers, and grow damn near anywhere as long as they get a goodly amount of sun. So without further ado, here are some more lilies (mostly).
The buds in the front of the raised bed are finally starting to colour up! It is about time!
Our white/light pink orientals opened and are now adding their fragrance to that of the other lilies; it literally smells sweet like floral cotton candy or something.
These fuchsia blooms were a complete (though welcome) surprise. Hidden in the front garden, almost under the apple tree, the stalk on this bastard is thicker than Mr. J's thumb at the base, and is over 3 feet tall. Monstrous, but lovely. And speaking of the apple tree..
Apples! We have them! I was super bummed because although both our apple trees flowered, we hadn't caught any glimpses of fruit. Well, when I was in the garden taking pictures of our huge lily (above), I noticed these little greens hiding under some of the low-lying branches. Now I am pumped. :)
These little orange berries are on a 3-4 ft tall shrubby-tree in the front garden. The tree had small, fragrant pink blooms in May, and looks really really similar to a 'clumping' tree/shrub that Mr. J's father has in his yard (though Mr.J's father's tree has slightly redder berries). Though it has been suggested, I don't think it is a mountain ash, as mountain ashes usually have opaque red-orange berries that grow in clusters, rather than singularly. That, and the leaf shape is all wrong.
I am going to have to quiz the powers that be on what genus this is, as the birds really enjoy the berries in fall/early winter.