Welcome to page fifty-four of a journey through the year 2002 in my garden.
First Week of July  

inally my favorite lily has bloomed: an Oriental named Stargazer. I love the Stargazers for several reasons. They are the only Oriental lily that faces up, it has such a striking appearance and a lovely scent.

The last pictures are all hibiscus varieties. The first one is a winter hardy red one. The huge blossoms are nearly 9 inches in diameter. The next is a charming little annual hibiscus. It seeds itself readily. The last picture is the "Althea" or "Rose of Sharon" as it is often called. It is a flowering shrub hibiscus that is winter hardy, as well.  As with all hibiscus that I know about, the blooms last one day. 


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stargazer Oriental Lily
Hardy Hibiscus Annual Hibiscus
Althea - Rose of Sharon

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