Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Springtime in my Garden - 9

Here we see one of my favourite features in the garden - the Tree Lilies!

Tree lilies® are the breathtaking result of years of painstaking breeding; these incredible varieties of oriental lily can grow as tall as 2.5m (8ft) in as little as two years. One single Tree Lily® bulb can produce up to thirty 20cm (8”) trumpet blooms and will take on a shrub-like appearance over the years.

The sturdy stalks are almost 5cm (2”) thick, so they won't need supporting and the foliage remains lush all season. It couldn't be easier. Grow them through shrubs in borders, against walls and fences, or in large pots for the patio, and let them look after themselves. Height: 2.5m (8’). Spread: 60cm (24”).

I planted these bulbs in 2009 and this is going to be their 5th year of flowering. They are truly amazing! I use the old stalks as bio-fuel in my woodburning stove.

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