A final shipment of lily bulbs arrived last week, and I decided to make an area inside the vegetable garden to plant them. Once I sat down to see what bulbs we still needed to plant, I realized I could add some allium and Dutch iris bulbs to the little plot. Although I will definitely cut some blooms, the purpose of planting the lilies in the vegetable garden is to draw pollinators to the plants.
Hopefully we have better success with this year's lily bulbs than we did last year.
|First went the allium bulbs. A mix of 'Gladiator', 'Purple Sensation', and a white allium that I'm not sure of the name of.|
|The lily bulbs looked very healthy. I planted a tall mix of Oriental lilies including yellow and white Stargazer, a double oriental, as well as some martagon lilies that are not fragrant but that I will want to pick for home.|
|The lilies mixed in with the allium. Did you know lily bulbs never go dormant? It's important to get them planted as quickly after their arrival as possible so they do not dry out or rot.|