Lilies are coming up everywhere. Asiatics and Longiflorum/Asiatics come up with whorls of leaflets. Orientals come up looking like a rocket about to lift off.
Trumpets look more like Cousin It. It's exciting to find lily sprouts because unlike most perennials, the stem may be several inches from where they emerged last year. I always wonder about the secret underground life of lilies. When they're happy, they multiply and great wads of lily foliage comes up. The unhappy ones send up a tentative little leaf as if testing the climate.
I'm finding more and more new growth of Salvia leucantha. Pineapple sage came back, to my surprise.
Buds: Gerbera daisies are budding. I saw the first Echinacea bud. Tight buds of Snowball Viburnum are now loose but not open. 'Pink Pearl' azalea has two pink buds down near the ground.
What's the Difference Between Martha Stewart's Mid July Garden at her Farm and Mine? - I'm finding drafts that I never published, some that I just failed to go back and click the button: How Does Martha Stewart's Garden at her Farm Differ fro...
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