Flowers

So far my flowers are still hanging in.  The temperature has been dipping to 0C and I doubt if they are still growing, but they haven’t given up flowering yet.  The cover of leaves they have may be protecting them somewhat.  I think being against the house also helps. Most of our summer birds have… Continue reading Flowers

Lilies

When Chester and I took our walk this morning, I noticed several Lilies blooming in some yards.  My Lilies don’t even have buds yet, so I am wondering if the Red Lily Bugs did more damage than I at first though.  Maybe since they were decimated last year, it will take a year or 2… Continue reading Lilies

Marigold vs Red Lily Bug – Day 1

Yesterday I killed all the Red Lily bugs I could find and planted Marigolds beside the Lilies.  Last year I would have found another dozen bugs on the Lilies by the next morning, but this morning there were none to be found.  It is too early to claim a victory – but it is certainly… Continue reading Marigold vs Red Lily Bug – Day 1

Red Lily Bug Strikes Again

Last year I reported my battle here with the Red Lily bugs on my Lilies.  I had never seen them before last year and I have had these Lilies planted in this spot for over 30 years.  I was out there killing the bugs daily until after they finished flowering, but the flowers were much… Continue reading Red Lily Bug Strikes Again