Friday, March 26, 2010

'Ello, Guvnah!

The Governor of North Kynalina has granted a 'stay of execution'.

I have decided that the 'Blackout' asiatic lilies will not walk the Green Mile. They will not buy the farm, bite the dust, kick the bucket, nor take a dirt nap!

I have to redo this part of my back garden, which hasn't really been touched since Mr. A ripped down the old fencing and edging.

I found I don't really care as much about the colours back there. And I won't break some of my readers' hearts by killing them ;).It's far enough away from the house that they're not under my nose.

...But they'll be under the bees' noses!

Do bees have noses?

I'm happy to see those fellas flying around, noses or not.


Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I had to look up what blackout lilies, I haven't seen them before. They do look really pretty.
Your post title caught my eye, my 6th grade daughter and her friends say that all the time :)

Liza said...

That last photo is very funny! You are very funny! Keep up the good work!

Kyna said...

Catherine: I wonder where she got it from...probably tv. I think that's where I got it from...I was saying back when I was in 6th grade myself! lol 'Blackout' lilies seem to be in every box store around here. I think I got them at Lowe's. But I've seen them in Wal-Mart too.

Liza: Thanks! lol :D

Jayne said...

I have all kinds of lilies, that were given to me by a fellow gardener, to go in the ground in the next couple of weeks, but no blackout lilies. Glad you gave yours a reprieve though.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Kyna girl you find the funniest pictures ! .. I love the kitty one especially. Lillies ... I only have two kind Stargazer and Casa Blanca (which husband found more for me : )... but that dreaded beetle problem makes me crazier than usual .. so I have to be ready this year .. neem oil and newspapers and rubber.. gloves Squish squish ... I just hope I am up to it > UGH !!!!
It seems our raccoon is trapped in the attic .. had the company back .. they tried to flush him out spooking him but no deal .. so the one way door is up again .. lord why do they find out home so attractive ?????

Floridagirl said...

Kyna, I am so glad those lilies received a stay of execution! It is such an unusual lily! (to me anyway) I grew dozens of lily varieties in my old Atlanta garden, but certainly did not have one with such a deep color.

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Great post! I really like the blackout lilies, I'm glad you have granted them a stay. :)

Noelle said...

I love a garden full of happily buzzing bees feasting upon the flowers :-) I love your creative post and I am sure your lilies are grateful.

Tatiana said...

Aaaawww! A new lease on life :) I'm thrilled there's a patch for them to relocate to. BTW, this is the warmest spring on record for Alberta, and I think it's time to actually plant peas soon. Unreal!

Kyna said...

Jayne: I do have the one friend that gives me free annuals from her mum's garden center. But no bulbs :( My husband watches out for me though...when he's on a house remodelling job, he always tells the owner that I'm a gardener, and sometimes they'll tell him they can take a bulb or two lol. That's how I got one of my tiger lilies :D

Joy: Bleah! I don't know if I could brave the lily beetles AND the japanese beetles that I get munching my roses and azaleas :( Those junebugs are enough! lol

FG and Rebecca: Well, I'm kind of glad I saved them too :) It's one of the first things I planted after I moved in here, and I was so surprised they bloomed so well the first year :) I didn't know a damn thing about gardening lol.

Noelle: Yep, the liles are doing the Wayne's World 'I'm not worthy!' bow to me everytime I walk by, it's crazy! ;)

Tatiana: It's that El Nino stuff, I swear it is! Because our spring is supposed to be one of the colder ones (for NC anyway). I miss Edmonton so much! I think I'll do a post about it one of these days...