Monday, August 3, 2009

My Lilies Are Blooming

I am a fan of Lilies. I think they are some of the most beautiful flowers in existence. These are my Stargazer Lilies which I have to protect from the wretched Red Lily Beetle. They are EVIL! They are found each spring crawling around the base of the young lily stems. You have to grab the evil creature and CRUSH it. I throw it onto the driveway and step on it. Once they've laid eggs you're in BIG trouble. They defoliate the lilies and they die. You have to be very vigilant and kill the bugs every spring. Luckily, they don't appear to be the least bit interested in Daylilies. Only Asiatic or Oriental Lilies.

Here are some of my beautiful Daylilies:

Someday I'll have even more varieties, but these are all I have right now.