Living through the drought. . .

The drought in Arkansas is severe so most of our time is spent trying to save the trees, shrubs and perennials we have. Despite the heat, some things are still blooming. Autumn Minaret is said to be the tallest daylily with stalks up to 6 feet tall. The flowers are fragrant and bloom 16 hours out of 24 hours. It is a see-through plant, as well.

So Lovely is a tall daylily too, with scapes up to 4 feet tall. It is very fragrant.

Our Blue Passion Vine is blooming too. It is hardy and fragrant from South America.

So Lovely

Crinum lilies, old Southern plants, are often seen at abandoned home sites. These two here, Ellen Bosanquet, the wine-colored one and Milk and Wine, the pink and white striped are popular ones. Most of my crinums come from Jenks Farmer at Lush Life Nursery. These bulbs were brought to the United States from South Africa, along with slaves. They can reach the size of a watermelon. Very fragrant.

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‘Ellen Bosanquet’ and Milk and Wine crinum lilies

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5 thoughts on “Living through the drought. . .

  1. Lynn, I’ve been reading your blog for quite some time and love all your pictures. I am also in NWA and wishing my flowers looked as beautiful as yours! I just wanted to let you know that I recently started a blog myself and nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. This award promotes garden blogs and readership among other blogs. To accept, you have to nominate 10 of your favorite blogs. If you would like to do this, just go to my blog for details. http://www.theblondegardener.com
    Thanks!
    Brenda

  2. Lynn, I did read how the drought is impacting your locale. You are right, trees are suffering and over a longer time than this past season. Our area is losing trees and not much can be done outside a small residential property.

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