They're Dead!

r.i.p - May my lily beds rest in peace till spring next year.
@webeishere (36355)
United States
July 29, 2008 11:24am CST
Well they aren't really dead so to speak. But as far as beauty goes, they are dead. No more showy beautiful Lilies in my yard till next spring. Now it's all about transplanting these as well as a lot of day lilies and my astillibes. Have you started to se your flowers dying off for the season? Do you have other flowers that bloom late spring/fall? I have a few fall bloomers. I am planning on getting the yard set up so I have flowers from like the May thaw till the October freeze. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@checapricorn (16069)
• United States
29 Jul 08
Hi Grandpa B, My tulips which are not giving me any flowers last spring are still alive! LOL! I have tried to plant some flowers last week and when I got them , they have blooming already since I was too late..LOL! They are still giving me flowers but I do know what's it's name, I also didn't asked the lady! LOL! I will try to post a pic here so you can help me to identify it! LOL!
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@webeishere (36355)
• United States
29 Jul 08
Okay. Gardengerty is great at the identifying of plants etc. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
30 Jul 08
I do know where is the picture goes..I tried to attached and it was successful but shows nothing! LOL!
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@webeishere (36355)
• United States
30 Jul 08
Upload the photo first then type the response then submit. Hahahaha! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
30 Jul 08
Lilly in Bloom - This is just 1 of 3 different varieties of lillies we have growing in our yard here in Michigan.
I'm working on the same thing as you - flowers from spring to fall but slow going. After I read your message I had to run out and check my lillies - tada surprisingly they are in bloom right now. Guessing they would have normally bloomed before yours as your further north but I moved these to a new location just a month ago so wasn't sure if they would even bloom this year. Here's a picture I took just for you:) Right now I have daylillies, tiger lillies, sunflowers (small one - larger ones will be coming in a week or two), patunias, and several wild flowers which I'm relocating to the hill beside the house for a more 'natural' planting.
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@webeishere (36355)
• United States
30 Jul 08
Thanks. I had one of those types that flowered facing the ground but it was nowehere to be found this year. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
30 Jul 08
That's weird - I found these buried in a ton of weeds at the end of the driveway - I hate 'gardening' close to the road and was totally replanting the 'butterfly hill' so just dug them up and moved them to the hill where I can enjoy them more as well as care for them better.
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@GardenGerty (96612)
• Marion, Kansas
29 Jul 08
Sounds like you need some chrysanthemums for fall. And pansies. No, I do not have a set up that keeps blooming right now. I am presently just enjoying the fruit of my fruit so to speak, with tomatoes and grapes. I will have apples to eat soon, and I have soooooo many pears I am afraid the tree will break. I have spring flowering bulbs in my refrigerator to plant in a week or two for next spring. I never got them planted this year. I hope, like you, to have flowers for a very long season, next year. I have to transplant some because the trees around them keep them from getting enough sun.
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@webeishere (36355)
• United States
29 Jul 08
Are those hardy for a Minnesotan winter? I don't do tubers that have to be dug up in the fall and stored till the thaw. Any other suggestions for fall bloomers that are a perenial and not a tuber? My apple tree is like your pear tree. The branches hanging down so low. The branches support what grows. Unless of course a high wind takes them out. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
29 Jul 08
My mother used to love to mess around with flowers and plants and living in south Texas she could usually have pretty flowers year round. That is one advantage of living down here.
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@dragon54u (31583)
• United States
29 Jul 08
My lilies are gone but my others are annuals and are doing beautifully. In a few days when they get going, I'll take a photo of my Portulaca (moss roses). I wish they were perennial. In AZ, they came back year after year but last year I planted some and they didn't come up. Guess the ground got too cold for them!