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The 'white house' - still going strong

Lilies have come a long way since I first planted them 40 years ago when they still had a reputation for being rare, expensive and difficult. 355 more words


These are the Gardens in Your Neighborhood (Veronica's Garden)

Judy and I have done a lot of traveling to visit gardens in other states and even other countries. But it is worth remembering that there are unique and remarkable gardens literally right around the corner. 576 more words

Garden Design

A fragrant fiesta: Lilium 'Triumphator'

Lilium ‘Triumphator’ is an unusual lily because it is one of the few Oriental/longiflorum hybrids. Oriental lilies are well known for their heavily fragrant, saucer-shaped flowers  and… 283 more words

New Plants

Threadgold Press – lessons learnt

One of the privileges of being your own publisher is being able to choose your own book cover. Over the last month I have really concentrated on this (actually since April, if I’m honest). 204 more words

Writing Notes


For several years now we have been living under “extreme drought” conditions.

Going back to the summers of 2011 and 2012

We’ve been below normal rainfall. 259 more words



I have always loved Lilies.

Don’t really know why.

There is no great “Lily memory”

Or “Lily moment”

That comes to mind.

But, since I have become a gardener… 405 more words

Oriental Lilies