After Lilly died in December, I decided I wanted to have a garden with lily flowers in her memory. So I bought my daughter T. and I both used copies of a book on lily flowers. Wow - there is a huge variety!
We found a couple packs of lily bulbs at the store recently and bought them. We got star gazer lilies, oriental lilies, and a pack of assorted Asiatic lilies.
There are so many varieties of lilies we've seen in plant catalogs that we'd like to try planting, but it's probably best to start small and add to the garden each year.
Yesterday my husband tilled a patch of our yard for the garden, right next to our butterfly garden. Today I hoed the dirt and T. helped plant the lily bulbs. Then my husband put down a light covering of mulch, and put a little fence around it.
We put a memory stone at the front of the garden. I will be on the lookout for some angel and cherub statues to nestle in once the flowers start to grow. I really hope that the flowers do well! We don't know a lot about growing flowers so everything we do is a bit of an experiment.
Today's last picture shows an Easter lily that is growing. For the last two Easter's we've gotten an Easter lily plant. After enjoying it inside for awhile, we plant it outside. I'm so excited to see the two we've planted coming back up this year! The one in the picture is the one we got last year when we had Lilly with us. It makes me smile and I think of her wearing her bunny ear hat.
"My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies. I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies." - Song of Solomon 6:2-3