Yes, I'm in the midst of Daylily delirium;
it will pass in another month or so (it always does).
The daylilies are certainly taking center stage in the garden right now.
Here are few blooms from the past week:
|Spacecoast Mulberry Motif (and a friend)|
I love the gilded, ruffled edges.
|Let There Be Peace|
|Webster's Pink Wonder|
This one amazes with a 13 inch bloom!
I waited two, long years to see this one bloom.
Patience is a virtue (that I have to try hard to have sometimes).
|Coaches Laughing Eye|
|Edna Lankert Memorial|
A full length shot of 'Thin Man'
for my friends who liked the last pic of "him."
I've noticed that some daylilies need to settle in for two or three years before they perform to their potential, while others miraculously bloom quite well the first year they're planted. The first two years I had 'Spider Web,' I seriously considered giving it away to a friend because this daylily was just so lackluster in performance. I thought it might need a "change of scenery." However, this year, 'Spider Web' redeemed itself and more with 11 inch blooms and increased scape height. It truly shines in the garden now.
I've been told many times before that I treat my garden like a painting. Although my daylily collection has a rainbow of colors, I anchor my "patch" (as my husband calls it) with the darkest reds, purples and eggplant daylilies, and light it up with the buttery yellows, the lemon yellows and the whites. Gardening is just another form of painting to me. The unplanted areas are just canvases-in-waiting. What are some tricks or tips you use when creating your "living paintings"? I'd love to hear about them.
Thanks for stopping by. :-)