Meanwhile, in Ploppers’ Field, Lilium henryi mixes it up with two daylilies.
I think the pinkish orange daylily is ‘Longstocking’ and the purple one is ‘Prince of Purple’.
Ploppers’ Field is where I plop in plants that I have fallen madly for and have no other place to plant them.
In Ploppers’ Field, there are just two primary factors considered for plant placement — is there an empty spot where the plant will fit and will the new plant get taller than the plant in front of it.
Color, flower shape, compatibility with other plants nearby are secondary considerations or hardly considered at all.
It’s a roulette wheel approach to planting.
The wheel spins through the days — April, May, June, and soon July. Occasionally the wheel stops and it’s “winner” for a few days, such as the few days I’ve been enjoying this combination, which makes me happy.
Sometimes the roulette wheel stops and it is “loser”, and I make note that maybe I should move something and plop it elsewhere. But usually I don’t move anything. Those flowers fade, the wheel spins again and a few days later, there is another flower blooming, another combination to enjoy or not.
And so it goes through the days and seasons in Ploppers’ Field.