It is time for the daylilies. They have been happily blooming since mid June, and this summer has proved to be very good for the daylilies. I have had a passing thought that perhaps I have too many, is that possible? There are so many to choose from, with well over 60,000 named dayliles, and hundreds being added each year. Currently I have 476 daylilies, and trust me that is just a mere drop in the bucket. Speaking of buckets, here are a few of the five gallon buckets containing the blooms after I had pinched them off in the evening. Normally, I would deadhead in the morning, but I do like to do the live heading late in the evening, especially when I expect to have garden visitors the next morning. At first it was a little unnerving to do the live heading, even with knowing that the bloom would be gone the next morning anyway. I ended up with 6 buckets filled with blooms.
I have so many favorites and each day that favorite lists changes. It is what I like about the daylilies, every day is a new look in the garden with many favorites blooming. Here are just a few of my mere 476!
This is Bluegrass Music, a win from the auction. It did bloom ahead of schedule, due to spending some time in Florida before being shipped to me.
Special Candy, has been blooming for a long time and is still sending up scapes.
Those all kinda look the same, don’t they? Let me show you something different. This is Reflections in Time, with a patterned eye. I do like the daylilies with the more complex patterns in the eyezone.
Aztec Headdress, an older daylily with that pattern look.
Extravagant, it didn’t bloom last summer, but is making up for it now. The first few blooms were so ugly, but it came around and was worth the wait.
Prickled Petals, a later blooming daylily, it just started blooming last week, and has tons of buds.
Another one, Borg Technology, you can tell it is a Hanson Daylily by the name!
A grouping of Time To Fly.
Navajo Princess, with the interesting eye.
There are so many super nice pink daylilies, that I have one bed devoted to just the pinks.
Another garden view.
The Coffee Bench!
A switch of colors with Dragon Knife, this one is also still sending up scapes.
An all time favorite of mine, Fashion Police.
Cat Scratch Fever, a shorter daylily that is great for the front of the bed.
Yet another favorite, Subtle Knife. A really good garden plant, tall, with great branching and loaded with buds. The blooms are good in heat and in rain!!
This post could go on forever, but I will end with an amazing daylily, Pigment of Imagination.
Can’t describe it, and pictures don’t tell the entire story. It actually changes color during the day, with bands of gray, ( yes gray) and yellow spreading across the bloom. Saw it for the first time during the National Daylily Convention in Columbus, and had to have it. It is doing it’s thing in my garden and I can’t take my eyes off of it!!
Bowie approves too!!
I need to organize my pictures better, maybe it will rain and I will be able to do that.