Friday, July 26, 2013

Oriental Lilies in the Garden of Marion Jarvie











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Given the right conditions, Oriental lilies can often reach a height of 5 to 7 feet. They have trumpet shaped flowers that face outward and hang down. As the bulbs get older, Oriental lilies multiply and  form a good sized clump. They like rich, moist, well-drained soil in sun. Choose lily bulbs that are plump without mould or soft areas. Plant bulbs about 18" apart and twice as deep as their circumference (up to a depth of 10"). After they finish flowering, be sure to leave the foliage as it is needed to produce the flowers for the following year.

Marion Jarvie is an accomplished photographer, renowned plantswoman and garden designer. She lectures frequently for local garden clubs and at the Toronto Botanical Gardens. Marion has been gardening in Thornhill, Ontario for over thirty years. 
Each year, Marion opens her garden to the public on select dates. Outgoing and very friendly, she is only to happy to talk with visitors about gardening and plants. For more information on Marion's Open Gardens please click the link.

33 comments:

  1. Ol' peepers grows that kind of lily, too, but hers (I mean, MINE) aren't bloomin' yet. Will be soon though. Hope they're as pretty as yours.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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  2. Drool, drool, drool! So beautiful! I really like the white freckly one.

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    1. It is gorgeous isn't it! It is Oriental lily 'Salmon Star'.

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  3. Extremely beautiful lily pictures. I grow some lilies too, but the lily beetles are a nuisance. Do you have these too? They are orange and when you try to catch them they let themselves fall.

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    1. Yes, I have them too, but not in great numbers. They can do quite a bit of damage can't they! My remedy is pretty basic and a bit brutal: I watch for them, pick them off and squish them.

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  4. Gorgeous lilies ! The first one is amazing :)

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  5. Two of my favourites - lilies and Marion. Her garden is gorgeous and you've highlighted her lilies beautifully!!

    Happy Weekend!

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  6. A really lovely series of photos!!!

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  7. These are beautiful. Ironic that I posted about the sorry specimens in my garden that have been ravaged by the dreaded lily beetles. I will admire these from afar instead!

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  8. These are wonderful!!! Their color fading on their petals is beautiful! You have inspired me to try more varieties of lilies!

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  9. The perfume must have been amazing, they are such beautiful flowers, especially the first one.

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  10. Such beautiful lilies ~ so modest and majestic, all at once!

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  11. What a stunning display. I'm with the others who say the first one is the winner, though. It's on my list.

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  12. *Sigh* How I love the wealth of summer flowers. Just beautiful.

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  13. Your photo's of the lilie's are true beauty's Jennifer.
    Have a wonderful day.

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  14. How beautiful!
    This year I finally have a good number of lilies blooming, and am just now waiting for the Star Gazers to open. What a joy they are!

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  15. Gorgeous photos of gorgeous flowers. Too bad the camera can't capture fragrance - I bet it was divine! I have been to Marion's garden years ago and remember how beautifully laid out it was, the number of very interesting, unusual plants in it and how friendly she was. Glad you had a chance to visit. (Love your approach to lily beetles - squish 'em. Yup - same goes for snails and slugs).

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  16. The oriental lilies are my favorites, and these photographs are truly so beautiful, Jennifer.
    I actually "met" a lily I'd not seen before, yesterday, in a neighbor's garden. Absolutely huge, and so wonderfully fragrant.

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  17. Beautiful images of such a magnificent flower! To think I didn't even have an Oriental in my garden until just a few years ago. Right now 'Casablanca' is blooming, and I'm wondering why I don't have more.

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  18. Marion's backyard with all the plants is a feast for the eyes and you've captured the lilies at their best. I've photographed her yard a couple of times and always enjoy the expertise she shares.

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  19. Oh, I am swooning. I am definitely planting more lilies this fall.

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  20. That first picture is amazing. Mine don't seem to flower very well keeping them from year to year - maybe I should buy fresh bulbs every year as I do love to see them in the garden, especially fragrant ones.

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  21. Your photos are so beautiful I can almost smell the lilies.

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  22. I love lilies as they open and bring such delightful colors and scents. Yours are just lovely!

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  23. Gorgeous close-ups! The lilies are beautiful from a distance, but I love these shots that reveal tiny details.

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  24. LOVE lilies, even better...to photograph them you have to get nice and close, close enough to breathe in their spicy perfume :)

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  25. Your lily photos are beautiful. Missed Marion's open garden this summer - although she's done a fall one in the past - must check your link to see if she is this year. Isn't this cooler weather a gift? Although found the Japanese Beetles have quadroooopled in population.

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  26. Extraordinary photos. I'm really coming round to lilies lately, they have such magnificent blooms.

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  27. Stunning!!!! Your photography does them justice. I wonder what the name of the first one pictured is??

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    1. Hi Kathleen, The first Oriental Lily is 'Salmon Star'.

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  28. Nice close up pictures!! I love the Oriential Lily and the wonderful fragrance! Their fragrance fill the garden. I also grow oriential lilies and they have been blooming all summer.

    you might be interested in my garden Bluebird House Give-Away, check it out...
    Bluebird House Give-Away
    My Japanese Iris Pictures

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  29. Just beautiful, I really like the pictures with the silver foliage plant as a background...gorgeous! (Artemisia? Caryopteris?)

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