If you read last Wednesday's post then you saw the stock tank full of Lilium tigrinum 'Splendens'. There were black lilies too (they've finished up), and a few seed grown Bells of Ireland (Moluccella laevis). When you're short on space a cutting garden is wherever you can make one.
The lilies have been coming into the house for weeks now.
They haven't been done up in an arrangement, but rather just stuck in a vase to be enjoyed.
Well I've been enjoying them.
They make Andrew nervous, he's afraid he's going to come in contact with that shirt-staining pollen.
Never having grown tiger lilies before this was completely new to me.
The plant makes little bulbils that will fall to the ground and go on to become blooming size bulbs someday. How cool is that?
The mantle vases got a long overdue refresh with Fatshedera cuttings and Yucca flowers.
My common Yuccas (dug from Spokane and moved with me, I have no idea what they are, maybe Y. filamentosa?) are glorious in bloom.
Inevitably some of them grow up into the hellstrip trees so I topped a couple of them to bring inside.
They have a long "shelf life" in a vase, a couple of weeks at least.
Did you spot those long spikes in the photo above? The were a gift from Andrea who brought them to Austin for me, along with an Opuntia pad that's planted in the back garden. These monsters are from a Hawthorn tree on her new property in Texas.
The mantle isn't all flowers, but everything fits the color scheme (Monvillea spegazzinii here).
Don't the individual Yucca flowers look like you could make a lei with them?
Out on the patio table there's another arrangement. This one made of a couple Agave pups, a homeless Haworthia, and several sprigs of lavender — Lavandula x intermedia Phenomenal to be exact (the plant was swag from the 2017 Garden Bloggers Fling).
For links to other bloggers sharing homegrown vases on this Monday visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
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