Thursday, June 25, 2009

Daylily Delights

When June heats up so does the Daylily display here at Greenbow. It is always a delight to walk around the garden counting the blooms on the various clumps of daylilies. Of course Luna has to keep an eye on me. She is always afraid I might do something fun and she would be left out.
I have forgotten most of the names of these daylilies. Iknow this is one of the "bird" series but I don't know which one.
This one is too. I might try to find the names one of these days. I don't think it would help them grow any better.
Little Grapette is my Dearly Beloveds favorite daylily even though it is small in stature it is a great bloomer and so colorful. I can see why he would like it best.
Another small daylily is this yellow one. It is a good bloomer too.
Some of the daylilies that are in a lot of shade don't have as many blooms as some of the others.
The way daylilies adapt to most any soil or light conditions makes them way up there on my list of favorite plants in the garden. This little bit of purple is about as close to blue that Ihave seen on a daylily. Are we gardeners always looking for blue for the garden??
Colors go from the pale to the bright. Sometimes you find it on the same plant. Other daylilies just shout at you with color.
This riot of color is tempered by the surpise of walking down the path and finding a seed of the Japanese Maple back lit. My camera didn't quite capture the special feel I got when I saw it but it is a calm complement to the daylilies and soothes the soul.
I hope your week has been bright and exciting and your weekend will be calm and full of the fun that make you happy.

33 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

I have never before seen such beautiful lilies. You are quite a talented gardener.

Judy Butler said...

I have one little patch of daylillies that pale by comparison to yours. I don't know their names either. But we can still enjoy them nameless.. the orange frilly one.

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

My daylillies are all done for the year. Thanks for sharing yours

Chandramouli S said...

Ah ha! Daylilies! What a beautiful creation that comes in a palette of unimaginable colors! I thought they were temperate plants! So do they do well in hot climates? If yes, I'd be soo excited!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Your daylilies are very delightful! I especially love the pic of lilies with the ferns--beautiful! I hope you have a wonderfully rested weekend.

Pam/Digging said...

You have such a nice collection of daylilies, Lisa. They're so cheerful to see. Especially since mine have been done for a month already.

Jayne said...

Your lilies are so beautiful Lisa. :c) Have a wonderful weekend.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Lisa ! You have such a beautiful assortment of day lilies girl : )
Mine for some reason are mostly YELLOW ones .. the brighten up a dark "ally" way between my neighbor's house and mine though.
You gotta' love day lilies because they put up with a lot of nonsense from us ? LOL

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Well, you can't blame Luna--who wants to be left out of the fun? The only day lilies I have the the dark orange kind that grow along roadsides (tiger lilies) that I got from an ex-colleague, so I'm always amazed to see all the different, colorful sizes and shapes of day lilies other people grow!

Carolyn gail said...

They certainly are delightful, Lisa. I love daylillies as well and planted a new one this year called "black-eyed Stella. " Can't wait to see it.

Rose said...

I love that little maple seed--you did a great job of capturing it, Lisa. It seems to be saying rather softly, "hey, look at me, too!" Your daylilies are beautiful; I've been afflicted with a serious case of daylily envy for the past few weeks:)

Jamie and Randy said...

Oh I just love daylilies and your's are just beautiful. 'Grape Ripples' is my favorite from our collection. It must be a grape thing? I think we need to add 'Little Grapette'. --Randy

Gail said...

Lisa, I feel the same way about daylilies...they are so perfect! They were my first love and my first big mail order plants...way before online buying. Yours are wonderful and DB has excellent taste...that is a delightful colored daylily. I wish that I could find really late blooming ones, by mid July mine are past blooming. Any suggestions? BTW, you are always welcome at C&L! Gail

Roses and Lilacs said...

Lisa that maple seed is as bright as a bloom. I love daylilies too. Mine are mostly all in one large bed. This fall or next spring I'm moving them around so they aren't so concentrated.

Marnie

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I love that purple-eyed Daylily! It's fantastic. Which one is it (if you know)? Now I feel even more guilty for not having gotten my second 'Little Grapette' back in the ground after digging it up this spring. I noticed that it has buds, even though it's sitting in a pot in the shade. Mine is much more plum than yours.
I noticed when I had my Borzoi how a white dog matches everything in the garden, making pleasing garden photos. Luna is so cute.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I only have a couple of lilies, I really do need to plant more.

Did you read about the rare bird that has been spotted in Southern Indiana? I thought about you when I read the article in the Indy Star.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Oh, nice Lisa. You know how much I love daylilies. So nice to see yours blooming. I have a few blooming at my place too, but then can anything beat that J. maple seed backlit? I don't think so.~~Dee

Cheryl said...

Lisa...I have to say your daylillies are to die for....

I have never seen so many contrasting colours.....I love the purple....so unusual...

I have daylillies in the garden...they do okay here but our soil is very heavy and I think they may be the problem after reading your post.....

Frances said...

Oh Lisa, that little maple seed is just wonderful, you did indeed capture its special qualities. You have some very lovely daylilies, I don't know how you can find the names though, unless you have a secret stash of tags with photos? HA
Frances

RuthieJ said...

What beautiful daylilies Lisa! I always like seeing colors other than yellow and orange.

Ms. Wis./Each Little World said...

Little Grapette is one of my favorites, too — one of the few that I have that isn't peach or yellow!

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Oooh... I LOVE the japanese maple photo! It looks delightful, so I can't imagine it being even more beautiful than in your pic. :)

Deb said...

Beautiful daylilies Lisa. How sweet that Luna follows you around the garden (I miss that). Our daylilies bloomed over the weekend too - it's always exciting to see the first blooms. Ours are yellow but I love all the colours you have in your garden!

beckie said...

Lisa, somehow I missed this post. But am glad I finally saw it. Your daylilies are beautiful and I really like DB's favorite. Mine are just starting to bloom here-I am anxious to see what will bloom this year as I fall planted some of them last year.

~~Rhonda said...

Love your daylily pics. Some of my favorite flowers! Thanks so much for sharing. ~~Rhonda

Q said...

You have so many lovely day lilies.
I also enjoy them in my gardens. I think the lilies are some of the most dependable plants.
In some of the gardens mine seem almost wild.
Happy July!
We have a wee bit of a cool down thanks to the north wind.
Sherry

Susan said...

I love daylilies! Our first round of blooms finished a couple of weeks ago, but if I give them a quick toss of fertilizer they'll bloom a second time. I need to add that to my to-do list.

yoon see said...

These flowers are gorgeous but I really heart the last one a lot.
So simple, minimal and elegant!

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

Lisa, what a plethora of Daylilies you have and how beautiful they all look. I have only 4 and discovered about half an hour ago that now 2 are in flower. Yay me! ;-)

Marvin said...

Thanks for the day lily show. They are beautiful.

cyndy said...

Wow! What a fabulous collection of daylilies!

I have never seen those Grapettes!
Lovely!

Your garden is putting on a beautiful Daylily display!

Commonweeder said...

If only June had 'heated up'. My daylilies haven't started yet and I'm dying to see the 'excellent' red daylily I bought at a recent plant sale.

Cicero Sings said...

Day lilies are so lovely. I think I'll get some next year!