Tag: ‘Conca d’Or’ Lilies
So guess what. Judy and I are going to New York City for a few days and I have to get ready, so this will be a short post.
‘Conca d’Or’ is a magnificent Lily. It is one of a class of hybrids known as “Orienpets”, created by crossing Trumpet and Oriental Lilies.
Our Conca d’Or Lilies are blooming now. These are Oriental-Trumpet hybrids, also known as OT or Orienpet Lilies. I don’t like either of those names. Orienpet sounds too much like chiapet (“ch-ch-ch-chia!”). And when I hear OT I always think of “overtime”. Overtime Lilies would require time-and-a-half pay, double for holidays. So for me it’s …
Today is New Year’s Day. While a patchy blanket of snow lies on the ground outside, it seems a good moment to look through some favorite photos of our garden in summer.
The other day got off to a fine start when I opened the front door to find that the my ‘Conca d’Or’ Lilies had bloomed.
My ‘Conca d’Or’ Orienpet Lilies are in bloom, creating a deeply luxurious sensory overload. The fragrance, which can be detected from about six feet away, is deliciously sweet but not heavy. I planted these lilies near the sidewalk, and passersby close their eyes as they are momentarily enveloped by the scent. The flowers themselves are …