Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Battle for the Lilies

     I did not get beaten the red lily beetles. All the experts said give up the lilies and just grow local plants. Well, our blooming season is not real long and I need flowers to make it through the tough months. This is the way I figure it- for every lily bloom, I am keeping the pollinators fed and alive. So, I did battle with some Ortho products (don't shame me) and I have gorgeous lilies this year that are such a joy and treat. 
     I buy my bulbs from White Flower Farm and they do not disappoint. I have to put the new bulbs in the fall inside homemade hardware cloth cages so they don't get eaten by the squirrels. But these bulbs are worth fighting for. 
























7 comments:

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Beautiful!! - ;))

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

You have so many colors of blooms in your garden. I'm glad your lilies survived because they are beautiful.

Quilting Babcia said...

Your lilies are beautiful! We've been extremely lucky I guess, our lilies haven't been bothered by beetles or squirrels. Thankful for that as the Japanese beetles are doing a job on my zinnias.

Joyce Carter said...

Beautiful Linda! I love all the different colors. I have some orange ones and they are doing well. So far, they have not been attacked by any insects.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Gorgeous -- well worth the effort.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Oh they are beautiful!!! We have prairie dogs and bunnies - would your cloth cages save them from them?

Mystic Quilter said...

Oh goodness Linda - you have a glorious display of lilies!! The colours you have are tremendous and how very healthy they look.