Another shot of the Secret Garden, we live in a trailer, and we used to be hidden by pines on the old road, when they took 40 feet of our yard for the new road, this east end of the trailer is the only place I can sit, and not be seen from the road or the neighbors across the road--that is why it is the "Secret" Garden.
Wow Sandra - that secret garden has changed alot since I've seen it last. Guess that was about 3 years ago huh ? Don't you just love being surrounded by the woods though ? They help the feeling of being a little more secluded.
Yes, Bonnie, I was clearing out the no name daylilies from there so I could put named ones in when you were here--you should come and see me and bring a shovel.
Jerry loves the woods more than I do, that is why I never look for trees--they are all around me
Nancy Ann, China Veil is a Munson, it is so pretty, but it is a slow to multiply one, usually Munsons are better multipliers, but not this one. It is well worth 5.00 and you can probably buy it for 5.00, since it is so old.
I have had mine several years and not gotten a good size clump of it yet !
I did not feel like bending over to see the name on this one--it is a named one though
I don't think I ever told you all that I built our pergola. We had a free standing deck shaded by a very large old dogwood tree. The deck was actually built under the tree because of the nice shade. The ice storm of 2000 destroyed the tree, so we finally decided to build a pergola over it 5 or 6 years ago. It's actually has 2 levels, one that has the pergola over it and the other part doesn't have a cover. DH cannot lift or climb but he helped me hold and helped me figure out how to build it. We did have a plan. We actually hauled all the lumber home and cut and put it together. I made a pattern and cut the design on the ends of the boards. That was the most fun part. I screwed the whole thing together and somehow got those big boards up on top of the structure and after we got the whole top on I climbed on top and fastened the plexiglass stuff down. I'm not getting back up there again however. The only help we had in doing it was a handyman came and put up the ceiling fan. We already had electrical outlets behind the deck.
This is what has bloomed so far. I do have some others yet to bloom. I tried to start with a mix of E, M and La and short, medium and tall sizes. Also threw in some spiders. I can still have room to keep adding as I will just increase the length of a narrow bed as I get new ones. But I will have to stop before I get to nearly as many as a lot of you have (4 and 5 hundred). Mine are making me very happy and I will just have to be content with the space I have.
Yes Bonnie I look back at some things and think "how did I do that". Kind of like my neighbor that is building a pond. He found a spot to get some big rocks and went by himself with his trailer. He brought home some huge rocks. A few he could not get unloaded from his trailer - but yet he had managed to get them on the trailer by himself. Somehow he had found the strenght and determination to get them on.
You have a pretty nice collection, just starting out--I have been at it for 15 or more years --lol
I am jealous of something I saw on your picasso !!! You have a balloon plant blooming and I don't ! The are starting to bud though
Thanks Ruth! But I don't have but a drop in the bucket so to speak compared to most of the other folks here like Sandra, Cindy, Bonnie, etc. I am really enjoying the ones I have. The first thing I do every morning is look outside at my daylilies.
Ruth I hope you are feeling better!!
Rooten Tooten Red. Cindy gave this one to me in Oct. The picture just doesn't do this one justice. This is a gorgeous red one. The red doesn't look as vivid in the photo as in person. The shape is really pretty too.
I didn't cut mine back. All the ones I bought last year, I kept in pots. I just took the whole pot inside and kept in a heated area. The ones I had in the ground I just cut off and just cut into two sections and rooted both sections. The top section never lost it's leaves and it will soon be blooming.
I also wanted to show this one to make a point--you need more room than this in a daylily bed, I have a hard time getting pictures, and deadheading in here, because things are so close. It makes for a pretty bed, but hard to work in and not knock the buds off. That is why the daylilies are on the outside rows of the roadside bed and other perennials in the middle of it. I can get to most of the daylilies from the outside of the bed. There are a few places where I have--made it a little wider from my edging and added some things on the outside
This is the Kitchen Window Bed--I can see it directly out my kitchen window !
That is the first thing I do in the morning--look out at the beds, I can also see the upper garden bed and the Japanese Iris bed (also has daylilies) and the old dog pen bed all from the window !
Did you go to Picasso Bonnie? better sneak a look at work, it is 50 pictures
Beautiful daylilies, ladies, and the other flowers, too! I really need to make a bed along the side fence on the north side of my back yard. It would be a great place for cannas, daylilies and iris. I might put that on the "to-do" list for this fall. I would have to make a built-up bed, though, to avoid having to till up the area--that's too much trouble and, besides, I don't have a tiller nor a big strong guy to do the tilling! LOL
This isn't a daylily but I have to show it off. It is the very first bloom ever on this Rose of Sharon that Kathy Ann gave me.
I wanted to show this side-by-side of RA Hansen. The one on the left is the FFO and the one on the right is one of the later blooms. You can see the difference in the color--I did not enhance either photo in any way. I just thought it was interesting.
Marilyn I have noticed a big difference in FFO and later blooms on a lot of my daylilies. Would not have know to watch for that, but Sandra pointed that out to me. I've gone back and retaken pictures of some of mine after they start blooming out.
FFO's are sometimes a big flop--lol--Marilyn, this is not just for daylilies, you post any and all things you have blooming.
The heat is on--going to be triple digits heat indexes today--everyone please be careful out in the heat, it has already been to Cindy's house and she got sick from being out in it yesterday. We had storms again last night and knocked out the power, I figure things will get steamed today !
Pretty, Marilyn. I love Pearl Harbor. My Tomato Soup did not come back this year, nor did Fragrant Angel. The good old Rubenstein and regular purples, plus White Swan are doing just fine though. This is part of my driveway bed. I'm planning to try a hydrangea in that bare spot to the left. It stays very wet there so I have to be careful what I plant there. Our dog Sarge had to get in the picture.
Part of the perennial bed I started last year. In the foreground with the yarrow is Tansy 'Isla Gold'. I think I'll get some more of this next year for the texture and leaves. Also some different salvias in the background.
Bonnie like that Skeesix!! It really unusual and you know me and unusual!!
Headed out to fight ants!!! I have a real problem. I've had to reset the outlet my waterfall is plugged into 3 times in the last 2 days. I know ants are getting in there again! I've had to have it replaced 2 times because of ants and it's not cheap. I put out granules a week or so ago and it seems to have just driven them to the places that didn't get granules - so I'm going to make sure I get it in those places!
We have that same problem out in the gazebo Charlotte. My DH is an electrician luckily, but he sure hates having to mess with that one !
Remember Skeezix as one you want and if it ever multiplies enough - I share it with you. Very slow producer!
I love this one... Scene Stealer. (I think Sandra gave me this one)
I tried to capture how florescent the orange throat contrast is with the pink petals. Hard for me to do, but you may get the picture. It is like the throats on these are glowing.
Is it alstromeria ? Looks like it, I think I also gave Charlotte a Scene Stealer--it is a very old one, but has such a pretty color, it is one that is hard to capture the true color on it.
Bonnie All About Eve does look like a rose !
Thats it Sandra. Alstromeria - I can never remember that name.
That scene stealer is a tall one too. I am finding that I like the tall ones the best because I don't have to bend over to take their pictures. lol.
That's the Parrot lily is what it's called. I have that and the variegated parrot lily, I got some of the v parrot lily pulled for you Bonnie. I've been pulling my regular parrot lily out though, better watch it, those littleb ulbs take over the whole yard. yours is prettier than mine ever was, is it in full sun?
White wings gladiolus Most of my gladiolus are about to bloom any day now, but I didn't keep up with any of the namees but this one. their in the ground about l0 to l2 inches and they seem to go deeper every year, so I'd never want to dig them LOL so I don't keep up with the tags. and the gh fire burned the original tags, these aren't suppose to behardy , but they come back nicely every year
I have the Sweet Laura Alstroemeria...I've had it forever...
I got a red one from someone in Texas in 2008..but it doesn't want to show up and grow till Oct
and then it gets killed off in the cold..don't know if it's clock will adjust to my time though...
This is an older picture..as I lost alot when I changed computers...
Everybody has such great looking blooms. I like that Meringue coneflower. I'm trying to add some different conflowers to my bed in the front so I'll have color the rest of the summer. My balloon flowers are really doing great this year. I didn't get a chance to take a picture today however. They have been there for years and for some reason they are starting out really erect - they usually flop. So I better get some pictures quick!
KA - the first pic of the sharp tooth looks more toothy than the 2nd pic. I do know it is a very short stemmed daylily and it appears yours is low too. Sure wish I had kept a list of what I had sent you now.
Phyllis - love the yellow asp. too. So, they are tender perennials for you up north, huh except for the yellow. Is it invasive for you ?
I went out and made pictures and I am inside for the day !!!!!!!! I had sweat dripping off my nose, just making pictures ! It is horrible out there and just now 9am, this will be a good day to play with beads--lol
Bonnie I pushed the zone I guess for the Sweet Laura one..it's planted pretty deep with layers
over it of hay/manure/dirt..I've had them a long time so I think they adapted to my cold plus their in a south bed up against the house which helps too...yeah I guess they can get invasive if you let them..
I gave them almost the whole bed to do their thing..But I also dig them up and give them away quite often...I've tried a few others..but they didn't make it..the variegated one came back for 2 years but never bloomed..and now this red one I got from Texas is all mixed up...
Wow, you girls were busy, busy yesterday! I worked in the yard for a couple of hours yesterday morning and then had to come in and get cleaned up. Then I spent about 3 hours grocery shopping and visiting with my BFF, Janie. Then I went over to my cousin's house for supper. I didn't get home till almost 10 p.m. I was tired!
Anyway, so many pretty photos here--too many to comment on them all but they are all gorgeous!
Sandra, you are so correct--it is hot out there, not to mention, humid! I was out for a little bit about 7 a.m. and the humidity was already bad. Our heat index today is supposed to be between 100 and 105! Whew! Friday and I will definitely not be doing any yard work although I do need to mow the yard later this evening.
I went to Hobby Lobby when I was in Conway on Wednesday and came away with a couple of half-price items. Here is one of them:
I've been out taking pictures but I'm not going to download them until later today. Headed back out to try and weed the front some this morning.
Marilyn that is a really cute little girl. I was in the Hobby Lobby in Russellville yesterday and bought some of the tin buckets you have been making your tipsy out of. Not sure what I'm going to do with mine yet. Just thought the price was good and they had a full selection of color. I akso bought several pedestals for outside ( like to sit pots on them). I haven't noticed them in the other stores before. That's all I bought.
the Hobby Lobby in Conway was just about out of those brightly colored buckets, Charlotte, so you were lucky to find some in the Russellville store.
I also went to the Tuesday Morning in Conway but they didn't have any more of those ladies like we gave to Cindy and Jeri, either. I guess I will just have to wait--maybe they will have them again next year. They did have a mannequin lady like the one I bought in LA but it was twice as big as mine and cost the same as I paid for mine! I almost bought it but wanted to go see what Hobby Lobby had, instead.
mushrooms popped up in the new shade bed after the rains yesterday
Kathy Ann, I took the stonecrop out of the lady bug which I bought in LA and put it in the boots. The ladybug was just too shallow to hold enough dirt and it dried out extremely fast so I just took the plant out of it. This is what it looked like in the ladybug.
Marilyn, don't you dare go out and mow that yard this afternoon--let Jason do it-or ust let it go--we are under a heat advisory until MONDAY night, it will wait until that is over.
If you have not gone out to weed yet Charlotte, let the weeds stay where they are-this is a dangerous heat warning,
Karen Sure----Karen I hope the one I gave you has bloomed for you this year, sometimes it takes a while for them to settle in
Kim, I have lost count on the daylilies--I have over 300 on the 2009 journal, and I added several last year, most of those have not bloomed out yet---somewhere between 350 and 400 I guess, I have so many I have lost the tags on, but I know are named, and have a lot that never had a name--so that would probably shove it up toward 450--why don't you come and help me county them-lol
All the ones we planted at Judys have bit the dust and lost their tags, so I don't count them any more, just what is here in the yard.
She does, but has not had the time to spend on hers that I have mine. We had so much rain last summer the ones down in her old garden spot rotted, I tried to help over there, but can't keep my own going these days
Sandra - I bet your yard is breath-taking with all those blooms. I think mine is fun, but I don't have near as many as you do. Do people drive by slowly when they get in the front of your house? I went out and tilled up the bed on the left side of the greenhouse today and got 20 of the daylilies I've had in pots planted. Boy that is a good feeling. Now to get the last few from out front and then mulch. The blooms have inspired me !lol. But it was very hot - especially running that tiller.
Don't worry, Sandra. I'm going to wait to mow the yard. I was outside a little bit ago taking pictures of garden art for my album I posted on FB. I was out there for about 10 minutes and could tell that it was way too hot in the sun to be doing any work. The sun would go behind a cloud for a few minutes and the wind would blow a little and it wasn't so bad, but that didn't last very long. Thanks for caring! BTW, Jason isn't around much these days--he's living with his girlfriend in Sherwood (close to Kim). :o(( I did twist his arm earlier in the week and got him to do the weed-eating for me. His dad has a gasoline-powered weed-eater which works so much better than my electric weed-eater.
Kim, your Hobby Lobby should have some of those little boots. They came in lime green, too, and I was going to get those until I noticed that they had a huge crack in them, so I chose the blue.
I don't have any sempervivum, Kathy Ann. Guess I need to get some to put in the lady bug, then I won't have to worry about it drying out too much.
This is "Nicky", a phlox I bought last fall. those sword-shaped leaves belong to the torch lily which Kathy Ann gave me. Hers must be different from the ones I bought. The leaves are bigger and the blooms are, too. This one hasn't bloomed yet and the ones I bought 3 years ago have already finished blooming.
My little bed has given me and my neighbors much pleasure. When I was out working this morning my neighbor came over to tell me that she walks over several morning a week before she goes to work and walks the length of bed. She said she's decided that if she ever decides to quit shop keeping she wants to raise flowers. She owns a couple of ladies dress shops.
I got some weeding done in the front this morning before the sun hit it. Then I moved to the back and got some more done. I no longer have any pots that need to be planted!!!! Everything is in the ground!
This first picture is Nathan Summer. The first time I posted it it was the FBO and it looked terrible. This is the way it really looks.
Those are beautiful, Charlotte! I especially like the Piano Man.
I am having a hard time uploading pictures today :o(( I keep getting a message saying "the connection has been reset" so I have to try again.
I'm going to try one more time to load this photo. It is a broad view of the front flower bed with the daylilies and Knock-out roses blooming in it. The Knock-outs are on their second flush of blooms this season.
I love Piano Man, I have real wind too, but mine has not bloomed yet--it is also a favorite.
Marilyn that orange you said was a no id is fulva, the triple bloomer http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/201/
the triple bloomer is not as invasive as the single flower bloomer, but if you have any named varieties around it, you need to move one of them, the fulva will crowd out the hybrids we grow now. They do not produce seeds, but make an underground root, which can be as far as 4-5 feet away from the mother plant.
I still grow them and love them, but at the edge of the woods, not in the daylily beds.
When I was weeding out front this morning I discovered my Crocosmia's are loaded with buds. I've had them for years and they have never really done much of anything except put out foliage. I've had a few blooms but hardly enough to say they have even bloomed. Last fall I moved them to the front and boy did they shoot up. Bigger than they have ever been and the buds are really tall. They are going to be beautiful when they bloom.
And just one more...
This is my Texas Star hibiscus in the koi pond. I'm going to have to take the whole pot out at the end of the summer and divide it. I have a feeling I'm going to have a problem keeping it from falling over before the end of the summer. Note that there are also impatiens growing in the pot. No I didn't plant them. This is just the pot. I will show the top next.
WOW--I remember you showing that last summer, but impatiens there too--you really do have lots of them !
I have a white one that Ruth gave me, but it has never bloomed--I have moved it twice, that probably did not help it, maybe this year it will bloom
You have no idea!! They are everywhere! I don't any part of my yard that does not have impatiens. They are even growing in my pickelral (sp) in the pond. They just pop up in all my containers - even ones that were not around last year. It's like there is seed just in the air!! They also get huge!
Thanks, Sandra, for that information about the fulva d/l. I have a bunch of those. We dug up just maybe a couple or three of them from Buddy's cousin's yard and now there are a bunch. I will have to wait until fall to dig them up, though. I should have plenty of them to share if anybody wants them. Wouldn't you know I would have something that could take over my flower bed! Here's a photo of that bed. You can see them in the foreground with the buds on them and also in the background already blooming.
In case you all missed it on facebook, Kathy Ann lost her dog Dude last night. He got hit by a car yesterday and they didn't find him until late in the day yesterday and his injuries were too bad and the vet put him down. She lost her other day just a few months ago.
Oh Kathy Ann, I am so sorry--I know how much dude meant to you. The heartache of losing those animals we love is great. Dude has a great life with you though, and he was your protector and friend in return.
Thanks everybody. It's been a rough night and morning . Dude , I could tell was suffering lst night. some how I knew that things were wrong yestrday, he usually comes hom e in l0 minutes or so. If we had found him right away. I don't think it would have made any difference. He took his last run yesterday morning. I hope it was a good one. I kissed him good bye last night around midnight.
WE could not bury another dog, , WE let the vet cremate him, apparently Trixie's burial was pretty tough on danny and Dude was just as close to danny as he was to me. I sure missed him running through the house this morning barking at everybody's door to get attention so he could go outside. It's too quiet here today.
It has bee a great year for the DLs. Mine have bloomed and bloomed and are still full of buds. Here's a picture of Ida's Magic. She's been blooming for a while. Here she has 12 blooms and is still covered in buds. And, Sandra, she is actually deheaded! lol
My Barefoot Jim is putting on buds! Can't wait to see a bloom. It will be the first time for mine.
Beautiful, Terrye. You are so right about this being a banner year. I have multiple blooms on some fairly new DLs that I sure didn't expect. I planted a new one 'Duke of Earl' this spring and it bloomed it's first yesterday. I will take a pic of the new bloom today. It's much prettier. My Ida's is about to bloom. It was one of my first DLs. Oh and I love that spider, Janie Wilson.
I was out there l0 min taking pics and was sweating bullets. it's hot out there.
I need to go find something else to do. I guess i'll snap beans and I have to can them also. that will keep me busy and I made squash /corn relish the day before yesterday, we ate a whole jar yesterday LOL
took us 3 hrs to water the garden yesterday, and I need to water my garden this morning, my hydrangeas are sad today. Must be from not getting peed on by dude LOL
I guess I can plant my basils in the ground now. he always peed on them, and I couldn't use them had to have them in big pots.
This is an EE that Kenny and Jim gave me. They are not certain if it has a name or if it is a hybrid. So, I decided to give it a name...I know...I will combine both of their names together...yeah, good idea...lets see...we have Jenny...hmmmm...no, that won't work...okay try the other way...we have Kim!...LOL I guess it will just be called hybrid ;o) It is a wonderful, fast growing EE.
Kim, your orange one is Kwanso--the fulva variety I told Marilyn about earlier in this thread--beautiful--but oh so dangerous
I looked through my journal and I could not find anything that looked like the spider you have in the picture named Janie Wilson, Terrye--also had this one today bloom--I am thinking it might be one of the ones you and I and Bonnie got and divided at Verona that time, it is planted where some of those were planted, it is labeled Chicago Sunrise--and it is NOT Chicago sunrise
Sandra, you might post that cat photo over on the Bug and spider ID forum. I have posted several things there recently that I couldn't figure out. There is a really knowledgeable person who answers most posts almost immediately.
Here is 'Duke of Earl'. I HAD to get this one...my husband's name is Earl. I call it 'his DL' and I think he kinda gets a kick out of it. Ordered it somewhere back in the spring and was a bit surprised it bloomed this year. . Yesterday was the first bloom but today's looks better.
Kim, good to hear from you and glad you posted some beautiful shots.
This is a view of one bed in the backyard. I have some crocosmias in that bunch of stuff with the echinacea and DLs but they have not bloomed yet. I don't know why they aren't more prolific for me. I've been fertilizing and deadheading this morning; too hot to do anything else.
what a beautiful red that duke of Earl is, I think I will go over and post the cat there.
Kim, it spreads with underground roots--can travel several feet away, while it is not as bad as the single flowered one, it can take over a space and crowd other things out.
They do not "clump" like the modern hybrids do.
And that one had a good tag on it 12 inches in the ground! I guess someone moved it for me. Thanks Sandra, it's in my bed that has all my older DLs in it so I'm not sure where it came from.
It's too hot to even take pictures today. I just got back from swimming. The only good thing to do in this weather except lounge in the recliner! lol I had two first today. I dived off of the diving board and slide down the slide into the water. Never had the courage to do either before. Now I am wore out and ready to lounge in the recliner! lol
My crocosmias are budding up but none have opened yet
I think you got a photo mixed-up, Kathy Ann. That Jacob Cline monarda photo looks a lot like a tomato plant! LOL and it wasn't thanks to me since it came from you in the first place--I was just returning the favor since you lost yours. :o))
Beautiful photos and blooms, everyone. There are so many pretty ones that I couldn't possibly comment on all of them.
Sandra, I guess I will just have to dig up all those orange daylilies this fall and plant them in my ditch, which is probably a better place for them. It will keep me from having to mow on that side of the driveway--it's a pain to mow over there anyway.
It's even too hot to get outside right now and take pictures! I hate this extremely humid weather and high temps.
Terrye, you're right. I didn't make too many pics this morning either. This one I made a couple of days ago. This end of the veg garden started out to be an herb and cutting garden. I really need to work on it, but it's been pretty this year, especially with the zinnia's starting to bloom.
One more. This is at one end of the other bed I posted with the cleome in front of Sedum 'Autumn Joy' and some dwarf pennisetum (which you really can't see.
I forgot who posted a photo of 'Bama Music' DL a couple of weeks ago, but I did order 3 from that grower you recommended. They came Friday and were nice clumps. Was that you K-A? Anyway thanks for the reference. Got those in the ground this morning, along with a couple of small plugs of hosta (Stained Glass) and 'Tomato Soup' echie's I ordered. They were small but looked nice and healthy.
Out of all my zinnias last year I have exactly two this year. I think I covered them up when I mulched or something. I hate that too cause I love the zinnias in the heat of the summer. They just keep going.
Here's a NOID I have. I keep it around because I just love this shade of purple. It's the only one I have this color.
oh ok, you said false indigo, there must be two plants with that name, LOL I know the baptisia is false indigo too. Wonder why they have two same names on two diff plants. I"m not sure of the cat on your baptisia then. the link I gave you was the cuttings that nancy ann gave me at my RU I really like that plant. it's neat looking. i've never seen any cats on any of my baptisias.
I guess having that "Kwanso" in deep shade has kept it from going anywhere. I think I have had it for 4-5 years and I have only had two new ones grow. Thanks for the info though, I may dig up and give away just in case.
I love Duke of Earl! Of course, I think all of them are lovely...I would love to have some of each but alas not enough sun.
KA, the squash and greenbeans with new potatoes was delicious!! Thanks for the goodies!
Elaine - why are you buying plants that we all have ? PLEASE... if I have something - do not buy it, just let me know. I know you are a bit far for a swap, but I'd be happy to mail you something as I am sure others would too. The best flattery is liking something well enough to "ask for it". If it isn't ready to divide - I certainly will let you know that too. Now, you have me worried about some of the daylilies you mentioned you liked.