Some gorgeous blooms, ladies! Karen, Rose Emily is indeed there...not sure if the 1st one is Sabine Bauer since I don't remember ordering it...but I may have! All tags have been wiped out on my DLs! Jo, that yellow lily is really nice...
I guess he wanted to hang out with the big guys.
then he decided it was too hot in the sun
This one was lurking between my wifes legs when she wanted to sit with her feet in the stream - you should have heard the scream - frog did not move at all, probably scared stiff!
Geneva Firetruck (bought it last year), Aabbaa (also bought it last year), Nijo's Castle (one of my bonus plants from Blueridge last year, not thrilled about it, so I'm selling it), Purple Sun (another bonus plant from Blueridge last year, and I really like this one), Arabi Pasha (got this one last year as well).
Power Of Love (another bonus from Blueridge last year, and I'm not sure if I like it yet...it's not bad), Siloam Double Classic, which doesn't double much for me, a NOID purple, Siloam Rainbow Magic, Fresh Start (double) and Khorasan.
Brown Witch (bought this one in the summer of 2010, and it's looking great this year), a clump shot and a single of Matt...it was just loaded with blooms yesterday, Bright Sunset (this one is such a good one, almost always looks spectacular, and a great height, too, about eye-level for me), long shot with Bright Sunset in foreground.
Celeste, I'm sure there are thousands you never heard of before. You and me both. There are currently over 70,000 registered cultivars with the AHS. That doesn't include all the seedlings that were never registered.
Had to take a break and watch Dexter with my nephew. We just finished the first season. He is totally hooked!
Here are some more from yesterday.
Sunset Celebration, Lois Burns (love this one, but the only problem is it leans, as it's quite top heavy with scapes that are not sturdy enough to hold up the 9" blooms), a nice bi-color seedling of my mother's, a white seedling of my mother's, my mother's with Streaker behind.
Thanks Jo, Celeste, Bill, Marilyn and Jan! I love being in my gardens everyday this time of year. I take upwards of 200 pics or more a day, until the DLs start winding down. It takes a long time to get so many pics, so I only go for the best looking blooms now. Even so, with so many, it's still time-consuming. Then in the winter I spend hours and hours going through and labeling all my daylily pics. I have one entire folder with all the DL pics that are labeled and in alphabetical order, so anytime I need a pic it's easy to find.
Great pics, as usual, Allison! I think that fly is a horse fly, or something similar. I've gotten bitten by them several times lately. They get huge! Got stung by a bee twice in the last few days. Almost got stung by a brown wasp tonight when I disturbed a nest hidden in a bed I was weeding out. Was able to kill them before they got me. Good thing I'm not allergic. How awful for Justin, Celeste.
I'm amazed you can grow, keep track of, and take pictures of so many DLs. They are all beautiful! You posted one called Kwanso that was a sideways picture and seemed to show an extraordinary amount of petals. Was it just the angle of the shot or is this one really different?
Nice, Celeste! I love Lady Eleanor, Rhinestone Kid and Antique Rose. Love the delph, too.
Thanks, Granite! That one is actually Flore Pleno, not Kwanso. Sorry about that. It is quite different, having several layers of petals. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/229662/ People often get it confused with Kwanso. Both are species daylilies, not hybrids, and they will take over a bed like the 'ditch lilies', as they are stoleniferous. Kwanso is also a double, but not as many petals. Here's a pic of it, with the second pic being another one of Flore Pleno. The full name of each is Hemerocallis fulva 'Kwanso' and Hemerocallis fulva 'Flore Pleno'
Allison, sorry to hear about that. What a bummer. Fractures do take a long time to heal. I had one in my lower leg back in '87. Took a couple of months. But then I had surgery, too, so maybe a month for you. Hope the healing speeds up for you.
Last ones for today...this is exhausting. :)
This one is for Ronnie :) 'DOMINIC', 'STREAKER', ' 'HUNTER'S TORCH' with 'SUZIE WONG' behind it, Clematis 'Kiri Te Kanawa',
Moss Ross/ Portulaca grandiflora) 'Sundial Peppermint'
Oh, nice, Jo and Debi. Sounds like you 2 had a great time!
Beautiful pics Celeste. I love your shot of Prairie Blossom. The clump you gave me last year is doing spectacular, but wouldn't you know it, I never got any pics. I think today there may have been 2 blooms on it, the last for this year. :'-( I love Peppermint Pinwheel!!!! I also love that pink number that follows it. I also love Flutterby, Garden Greetings, Orchid Butterfly. Oh, and I love 'My Jo Ann', too! And the blue phlox is to die for! Is it really that blue?
Jen, FB has had that option to make your album public for quite awhile now. You just copy the public link. I've done it here before in the past.
Here are a few from me.
2 of Mildred Mitchel, a NOID purple, long shot, Shouts The Blues.
yep I'm def going to have to run out and get some annuals, gardens are not looking too good right now as a whole, there are only spots of color
Took a drive and noticed lots of huge trees with browning leaves and whole branches dead
We need rain sooooo bad!
Thanks Celeste, Allison, Marilyn, Jan and Iris. That Pardon Me seedling is probably about the same size as its pod parent. It really gets loaded with blooms and is a good increaser. I have a few others out of Pardon Me as well. They're all nice ones.
Nice pics, Marilyn. I have Wild Horses. Really a nice one. Very striking. That back hill of yours is quite steep, as I remember. Doesn't look nearly as steep in the picture.
Jo, your deck planters are looking fabby! This is a year when we really need annuals to extend the season. So sad to see everything going by so early.
Some more pics from my gardens. Two shots of one of my mother's seedlings, Pastures Of Pleasure, Strutter's Ball, one more of my Mom's.
glad to see it's not just my cintronelle with some burned leaves.. man that is a picky one.. even though I love it.. I moved mine behind my one harry lauders walking stick ... and it still gets some burnage
Karen, that back hill is very steep! Don't walk down there much anymore...love Power of Love...Jo, must have Robina...here are some from this morning...lilies Time Zone & Galactico, all the DLs are noids...
Jo, your gardens still look nice in spite of the fact they are winding down.
Marilyn, I love your Startle daylily (at least that looks like Startle, the bright red with the heavily ruffled yellow edge). Yours looks so much better than mine. Maybe one day mine will look better. I get a lot of damage to the flowers from thrips. It's one that needs spraying.
Here are more from my gardens. Red Twister, Starman's Quest, Startle with Kissing Cutie, Alexandra, Spindazzle.
Antique Rose with Kansas Kitten in the background...KK is really that dark.
Kansas Kitten ~ close up does not capture the tru color but this is close. The one before this is more accurate.
ACK! I had to peek, now I am MISSING my daylilies in a bad way. Last year around this time I got lost or mixed up and went to visit Karen one day, thinking it was her daylily round-up but it was the wrong week or Sat instead of Sun; do you remember, Karen? Anyway, hello and goodbye, friends. I will not watch this thread so I don't get too homesick.
no I lost a ton of lilies this year... think the storms last year were to blame.. the one bed is barren back there.. not that it was packed last year.. but maybe 1/2 of it is gone.. Jen I forgot to say before... I think when the hen & chick flowers like that.. it is gone after that.. are there chicks there?
Thanks for all the compliments, everyone. I have been very busy the last few days, and no time to stop in. I extended my daylily sale into Sunday and made over $200, then went to Hampton Beach for 2 days and one night with a few clients from work and one of my co-workers. What a fun time that was!
Don, thanks for the compliments on the daylilies. I'd have a hard time picking which ones to put in a book. I have so many nice ones. Would have to have an editor pick the best ones.
Marilyn, that NOID daylily I got from you last year was blooming the other day, but I didn't get a pic of it. Hopefully I can get it another day.
Jen, I love your caladiums and coleus! Jen, you will only loose the big 'hen' on the hens and chicks after it blooms. The chicks will continue on and get bigger and bloom in their own turn. Like a century plant (agave). It dies after it blooms. Same goes for bromiliads.
Carrie, so good to hear from you. Sorry your so homesick and missing your daylilies. I would be, too. Yes, I remember when you came over a day early. That was 2 years ago, wasn't it? I thought I didn't have an RU last year, as Louise (Donniebrook) had one around the same time. Not sure now. Hate it when I can't remember stuff.
Marilyn, daylilies do grow in TX, but it's a lot hotter there, and they need to be watered more. At least here I can get by with not watering mine for the most part. I love your interesting poppy, the linum and Clearing The Fog daylily.