Once upon a time I heard the phrase “you can never be too rich, too thin, or have too many silk blouses”, my version of that is “you can never be too rich, too thin, or have too many Asiatic Lilies”. The true superstars of my garden are just now coming into flower. No matter how many I have, when the bulbs go on sale at Lowes for 50% off (this time of year) I end up buying more bags of them and then wandering around the yard with a trowel in one hand and a bag of bulbs in the other looking for somewhere to plant them. I have even been known to put them in containers when putting them in my flower beds was not an option. Generally the yellow in the pathway beds are the first to bloom.
Next the pale cream in the rose bed.
And this weekend the Orange in the circular bed, which really are delicious, they remind me of a bowl of rich Orange custard just waiting to be devoured.
Soon to come will be the pink, and then my absolute favorite a white and burgundy polka-dotted one that looks for all the world as if someone has taken a can of spray paint to it. Later in the season my Oriental lilies will scent the air for miles with their spectacular blooms and glorious fragrance.
No muss, no fuss, for a small investment (especially at 50% off) you can buy the bulbs, plant them and just leave them alone for the rest of their lives and they will come back bigger and better year after year. There really is nothing better than that when it comes to low maintenance gardening.