“Fragrant Red and White Beauties”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
After my first experiment with Easter lilies went so well, I decided to try more lilies. Last spring I bought some assorted lilies that were very inexpensive to see how other lilies would do in the garden before I invested in better bulbs. A few did bloom last year which really didn’t surprise me since I bought them rather late in the planting season. Of the ones that did have flowers, one looked like Stargazer and another one was a pretty white one. This year another has bloomed – a gorgeous red color.
After seeing this beautiful red color, I was thinking I might move it to a more prominent place so that the flower could be seen and enjoyed more. All and all, not too bad for an inexpensive bulb. This certainly encourages me to try more lilies.
Another shrub has started blooming – the daisy gardenia. I posted a few days back about the more common double flowering gardenias starting to open, and now these singles have started.
I usually prefer double flowers, but I can’t make up my mind which type of gardenia I like best. I do like the doubles, but there is something very appealing about the simplicity of the single flowers of the daisy gardenia. Since I have both, it is nice not to have to choose.
Now that most of the jasmine and privet have finished blooming, it is nice to have the gardenias and lilies to perfume the air. I am certainly going to miss these fragrant beauties when they stop blooming.