I do love raindrops on roses
Better yet, Raindrops on Daylilies. This is Broadway Review.
I love Whiskers on Kittens too, or Whiskers on Bowie! The daylily with Bowie is Navajo Princess, a Dan Hansen daylily.
Silver White Winters that Melt into Spring,
Those are just a few of my favorite things. Yet my most favorite thing would be the daylilies. Of course it is daylilies. I have now reached 500 daylilies, which as many of you know, is just a drop in the overall bucket. I think this is part of the reason that daylilies can become such an addition. There are just so many to choose from. Any daylily can be my favorite daylily on any given day. Don’t be timid about growing daylilies that may be introduced by someone who is not in your gardening zone. So far I have had good luck with all. The bud count, and sometimes the registered height may differ somewhat, but I have found that the blooms are always pretty close to the descriptions. It always helps to visit local gardens in your own area, just to see what is growing well in your gardening zone. I grow evergreens, semi evergreens, and of course dormants. I only mulch in the evergreen or semi evergreen daylilies when they will experience their first winter here, otherwise, they are left to the elements. I also never plant a new daylily or transplant/divide a daylily past mid September.
I have lots of Hansen daylilies, and he is a Florida grower.
This is my favorite Hansen in my garden!
Yes, that is Dan Hansen, he did visit my garden a few summers ago. Of course it was the coldest day we have ever had in July, but the blooms did manage to put on a show that day, just another great thing about daylilies. It was a great day, that made my summer! Thanks Dan!
Another favorite thing about daylilies, is when they Poly. This is just when they show extra petals. A typical daylily bloom is made up of six petal like segments. To get technical, the petals are arranged in two sets of three, with the inner segments called petals, and the outer segments are sepals. Occasionally the bloom will show a fourth petal and a fourth sepal. This is Ruby Spider in the poly form and if you look closely , it looks like Ruby has five petals. and four sepals.
Also love the early blooming daylilies, that is a favorite thing. This is Web of Intrigue, always one of the first to bloom for me.
I also have started to include Hostas on my favorite things list. This is a shade garden that I started working on this past summer. I look forward to seeing it expand. The rubber duckies added a nice touch.
A favorite event in the summer is when a hot air balloon flies over the lake.
So when the bee stings just think of your favorite things! It is what I do.
Stay warm and think of spring.