Kill the Tiger

I know many of you love these orange flowers.

These orange lilies grow wild and freely spread in our neighborhood.

Since our neighbors have tons of them and we pull up all that grow in our yard I thought I should learn a little more about these 2-1/2 to 3-foot flowering plants.

Hemerocallis fulva are virulent weeds.

I had always called them tiger lilies but it seems this name is given to lots of different orange lily-shaped flowers.

Our neighbors across the street grow these orange lilies along the perimeter of their property.

Apparently the ones that grow wild near and at The Glade are Hemerocallis fulva known as ditch lilies which is perfect because we’re ditching all the ones that grow in our yard.

At The Glade we remove by the roots every ditch lily we see.  These are the next to go, go GO!

Some we have found homes for but the rest are being removed and trashed.

Do you have undesirables in your neighborhood?

Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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