Tag: fragrant flowers

White Flowers: Dressing-Up the Garden

White Flowers: Dressing-Up the Garden

Like the song says, “June is busting out all over!” But before it concedes to July and the bold colors of summer, June is holding a formal affair before things really heat up.  The following garden guests, white flowers all, have donned their best to graciously welcome summer. Mock Orange […]

Lilies: How to Make Lily Flowers Last Longer

Lilies: How to Make Lily Flowers Last Longer

Boz and I share a love of lilies; me for its beauty and perfume; Boz for its vertical nature. Lilies, Oh Won’t You Stay Just a Little Bit Longer… August is the month when my garden really goes full-on Victorian, a color explosion of old […]

Orienpet Lily: Garden Looker — Va Va Va Voom!

Orienpet Lily: Garden Looker — Va Va Va Voom!

My two-year-old stand of Satisfaction Orienpet lilies in late July My days as a plant snob are over. There’s room in my garden for both the brash and the understated, for flowers the size of snowflakes as well as blossoms that standout like a chorus […]

Trumpet & Oriental Lilies: Perfection in Bloom

Trumpet & Oriental Lilies: Perfection in Bloom

Lilies Are the Whole Flower Package: Beauty, Fragrance and Strength The phrase to gild the lily says it all. Why would anyone attempt to improve or adorn something that is already perfect. The reference is not intended for the tulip, peony or daisy; it pays homage to the lily–in my mind, a floral gem with few peers. It’s hard to […]

Planting Perfume: Fragrant Plants You Won’t Forget

Planting Perfume: Fragrant Plants You Won’t Forget

Mock Orange a Memory Makes Fragrance plays a magical role in the garden; it transforms a fleeting moment in time to a lifelong memory, an invisible touchstone to a place, person, or celebration. The potency of its spell is rarely diluted or weakened; instead the delicious scent rests […]