Saturday, July 25, 2015

Daylilies continue to bloom

I have had a deer problem....everyone knows that ad nauseum by now.   I have sprayed and that has helped most of the plants.....except one Orange daylily that I bought last year.   It is huge and called "Primal Scream".   It lives up to its name as it is gorgeous,   It has varying colors from yellow to gold to orange to red to a reddish pink. 

I was getting buds, but then they were half gone, apparently eaten by the deer, even with spray.   So this week I started to tie netting around the blooms.   Lo and behold, this bloom today, is the third one I have had.   There are at least 6 more buds so I continue to wrap every night and unwrap in the morning,   A small price to pay for such gorgeous flowers,   

This one yielded 3 flowers as it is a new plant from a friend, this year.   Same thing..,,tied netting around them.

This is my purple Stella d'ora Lily,   I have had the yellow variety for years,   This is my second year of the purple plant,

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Longwood Gardens and the Waterlilies and more Waterlilies!

This past week we took a trip south and part of it was a stop at the Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA.    I was on the hunt for a good waterlily photo that I could turn into a quilt.  138 photos later it turns out I got at least 6.   These first 3 are my top contenders; 2 and 3 are the favorites among my friends. 

But I think the next grouping is also really nice.


Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

The day lilies arrived right on cue..... The first ones being open today!


Obviously I loved this one as I bought 2 plants .... even though they had different names on the tags!   That's ok as they make a nice row along the walkway!

This one is a much deeper red...almost maroon!

This is such a delicate flower... pale yellow with pale pink shading.   A small plant with few flowers!

This is not a lily but a Bears breech.  I moved this to this house 5 years ago when we moved here.   This is the first year it has flowered. Nice foliage too but I almost dig it up this year!  Glad I waited!!

Finally a view from my seat on the patio of the canna lilies growing in their huge pots.   I have these various places around the yard!!!