With its buttercream-yellow petals and cocoa-brown stamens, the Serrano Lily is truly a treat for the eyes, and its distinctive and irresistible scent only sweetens the deal. The tight pale green buds of this Oriental/Trumpet Lily hybrid unfurl slowly to reveal large, lemony flowers that face upwards and smell divine. Each Serrano Lily stem holds three to five buds, which will blossom in approximately five to seven days, filling your home with their sweet fragrance.
Orienpet lilies are cross bred between Oriental and Trumpet lilies making them extremely fragrant and much taller than any other lilies. They produce huge blooms (from 4 inches to 8 inches across) and large-sturdy stems to support the massive blooms. Because they can grow to heights of over 6 feet from their third year on, staking is recommended so they will not fall or blow over. In most cases, they can withstand hot or afternoon sun and will adapt to most soils very well. However, they are best grown in morning sun and afternoon shade. They may take a little extra care but are well worth the effort!
How about Gironde lily? "Gironde" is a cultivar of the Asiatic lily, which is an easy-to-grow member of the Lilium family, according to the University of Minnesota. Liliums are true lilies, which are signified by their somewhat fragile flower bulbs. Gironde is an early-summer-blooming Asiatic variety and is desirable for its bright yellow flowers.
Gironde lilies grow to a maximum height of 3 feet and a width of 18 inches, according to Bachman's. The flowers are large and trumpet-shaped, and are a bright, sunny yellow color. The stamens are tipped with deep brown. The leaves of Gironde are slender, long, and pale green in color.
So today at the fair there is a tractor ride that starts from Grandpa's Farm. I will go and help with the sign in. Parade is this afternoon so Larry and I will be in that. I am working on things for our Becky's Greenhouse booth...no rest that is for sure. Another load of things going for that. We got lots of rain last night, so no watering plants but it will make working on the fair grounds WET. 2 more days of humid weather and RAIN...but it is July in Iowa and fair time. Take what we get and do what we can. Till next time, this is Becky Litterer from Becky's Greenhouse Dougherty Iowa