Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Garden Perspectives! Tiger Lily

"Tiger Lily"
(C) Allen Pearson
Several years ago, I had an awesome container garden in my backyard. The previous owner had built a swingset for his children and removed it before we moved in. However, he didn't build-up the soil where the children had played for several years.The area would make a great container garden so I had a friend frame out the 10' X 10' area with 2 X 4's and build the soil up and level it out. In the middle, a huge 4 X 4 was posted so I could post bird houses and feeders.

I used the container garden to put unique annuals and perennials that I liked and didn't fit in the native plant theme of my wildlife garden. Also, I used it to experiment with my "plant hospital" skills.

The "Tiger Lily" was one of my first attempts at having a "plant hospital" in my backyard. I bought the plant for $1 at Lowes and read the little tag to what the plant was and the care it needed.  Before long, it had grown out to a beautiful flower.  The following summer, it grew tremendously. Just shows what some T-L-C will do for a plant.

The "Tiger Lily" is available on printed products including traditional quality archival papers you can frame, metal, canvas, standouts, posters, and notecards. To learn more, please visit my Garden Perspectives Gallery.

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