Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mom's Lily Of The Valley

Mom has a big stand of Lily Of The Valley running down the North side of her house. It covers a rotted foundation board there. It is not a showy plant, it's more of a tall ground cover. It interests me at night. The tiny white flowers in the dark just shine out, like little lights. She's having the house painted soon and they'll replace that siding. I hope they leave the plants. But, there's a lot of it, they're will be enough left to fill in again. It's looks like little jewels on a dark rainy day.

9 comments:

crabbie said...

Hey Dish what's up.

Disher said...

Hi crabbie. I looked for you yesterday, but, you must have been busy. I just got home from a funeral.

coyote-38609 said...

We had Lily of the Valley when we were growing up in New York, and Lilac bushes. I remember the wonderful aroma. Can't grow them in the south, unfortunately--at least I don't see them anywhere.

Disher said...

I didn't know they don't grow lilacs there! We have a row that are the size of trees. They're done blooming now, but, boy, did they smell purdy last month.

Anonymous said...

Theres a couple varietys of lilac's (they are related to the olive family believe it or not) and some of them will bloom half way through the summer months. Mine stop flowering about the end of July, i found that if they were in full sun they didnt flower as long though. So i had them planted across the back of the house & part way up the side along the decking, so when i opened my kitchen windows or sat outside in the evening the smell just swirls all around you.

coyote-38609 said...

Anon,

Are you in the south? Interesting about the relation to olives!! Who wudda guessed!

I'll have to check, again, at the nursery. Even I'll garden long enough to get a lilac in if I can!! I don't know if they'll grow in a north south exposure which is all I have.

dirtydisher said...

They'll grow anywhere here, sun, shade...whatever. It never hurts to try.

dirtydisher said...

Oh, I've noticed baby lilac shoots coming out under the big ones. They're rooted too. I have a hard time buying lilacs when I can find little ones to transplant. I've found old abandoned houses have lots of forgotten perrenials in the yards.

Coyote said...

I missed out a while ago--a house was torn down for a new development--lots of daffodils and azaleas. It had no trespassing signs posted so I thought maybe the family would be coming back for their plants so I was waiting to see--two of my chiildren like to garden. Seems like the next day a bulldozer just mowed everything down. Shame on me.

Gads, you may talk me into trying a garden, yet! I'm recuperating from a back and hip injury (gettin' old ain't for sissies), but once I can bend without pain, I really think I might enjoy it. I may start with some patio pots, first.

Is it too late for tomatoes? Lilacs will have to wait, but if I live long enough I shall have a lilac bush, too (or try)!