Wednesday, May 27, 2009

More Daylilies, Getting Tired of Them Yet?

Good morning everyone! I’m still half asleep so it I have typos please excuse them. Jamie and I will be out the door shortly to go visit Phillip and Michael from Dirt Therapy. I understand the Hydrangeas are looking great up there so we don’t want to miss that. I never tire of visiting Phillip’s Garden.

I thought I would show you some more of our Daylilies, I think at this point we have covered about 2/3 of them. We bought what we believed to be ‘Custard Candy’ a couple of years ago and ended up with some really strange orange daylily. I couldn’t even begin to describe the color to you. Well we saw the real ‘Custard Candy’ a couple of weeks ago and decided since it’s been in our plant inventory for so long we might as well really add it.

Custard Candy

'Wild Mustang'

Wild Mustang

We have had several surprises in the garden when it comes to the daylilies, ‘Strawberry Candy is a good example. It’s one of four lilies we have that were two different colors when we bought them. I’ve made it a point to tie around the different fans so we can divide the colors this fall. I Googled ‘Strawberry Candy’ and both of the colors are listed under that name in just about equal numbers. I guess we’ll call them SC1 and SC2.

Strawberry Candy

If I had to pick a favorite color for the ones we have in our collection right now ‘Grape Ripples’ would be it. It’s such a beautiful color. I wouldn’t mind having an entire bed of nothing but these.

Grape Ripples

'Sound of Silence'

Sound of Silence

'Chicago Mist'

Chicago Mist

'Frances Fay'

Frances Fay

When we bought this one is was simply named ‘Violetta’. But I believe is ‘Violetta Mondrian’


'Little Girl'

Little Girl



‘Little Missy’ was the second Daylily I purchased in our collection. So it will always have a special place in my heart. I was just starting to get interested in gardening when I got this.

Little Missy

'Merle Kent'

Merle Kent



'Irving Hepner'

Irving Hepner



'Gentle Shepherd'

Gentle Shepherd

In the Garden 05.27.09

I haven’t posted any wide shots of the garden lately so I thought I would show you a few pictures. Everything is starting to grow in really well. Next year the Daylilies should be awesome!

Jamie and I have made it back from vacation and we have a lot of pictures to show you from our trip. Today is also our six year anniversary and we intend on spending it doing absolutely nothing but relaxing. Tomorrow is also Jamie’s Birthday; he will be a spry 26 years old. Okay, on with the photos. No commentary just some pictures. Sorry they are so dark; it was very overcast this morning.









Eastside Bed

Japanese Climbing Hydrangea 'Moonlight'

Japanese Climbing Hydrange Moonlight

'Conestoga' Canna and Verbena

Conestoga and Verbena

Vitex and Coneflower 'Sunset'

Vitex and Sunset

'Fairytale Pink'

Fairytale Pink Cluster

Friday, May 22, 2009

In the Garden 05.22.09

Happy Friday everyone! I’m particularly excited because after today Jamie and I will be on vacation and I don’t have to return to work until June 2nd! Yay! Anyway, I walked around the garden to see what was blooming and decided to post a few pictures for you.

This first picture is daylily ‘Fragrant Treasure’. She was added to our garden last summer. I love the pale yellow color.

Fragrant Treasure

‘Champagne Waltz’ is giving us its first bloom this year.

Champagne Waltz

I was looking through photos online and I saw this iris, I said to myself that’s our ‘Pink Lady’! But they weren’t calling it that so I got on line to look it up. Nope, it’s not her and since I don’t remember what page I was visiting I have no idea what her name is.

Not Pink Ladies

'Maudie Malcom'

Maudie Malcom

This is a wild Gladiolus that is native to Alabama. We dug it up in the woods at our friend Carol’s House. It’s called ‘African Parrot’.

African Parrot

'Fairytale Pink'

Fairytale Pink

'Pandora's Box'

Pandora's Box



'Oranges & Lemons' Gailardia...

Oranges & Lemons Gailardia

This is an un-named Daylily that we got at a tiny nursery in the middle of nowhere. Anyone recognize it?

Unknown Daylily

I love Shasta Daisies and we have three different cultivar. This is ‘Becky’ and ‘Crazy Daisy’. I don't think you could have too many Shastas.


Crazy Daisy

Unknown Lily

I guess we’ll finish up with a vivid ‘Lollypop Yellow’.

Lollypop Yellow

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Daylilies and Daylilies and Daylilies...

Well, daylily season is upon us and I shall bore you to tears the next couple of weeks with pictures of them. BTW last year we had a bad problem with some of the less disease resistant ones getting leaf streak, can anyone out there suggest a treatment for it? It does nothing to harm the blooms, but the foliage just looks terrible when it take over. Okay, on with the show.

We have two little lilies in our garden that are major work horses when it comes to blooms. ‘Little Mystic Moon’ below is the first one. Last year this plant only had three fans and it produced hundreds of blooms. I’m not exaggerating either; if you want a daylily that will reward you with all it has this little plant is the way to go.

I’ve posted a lot of pictures, so like I always do in situations like this I will comment less so you can enjoy the pictures more.

'Little Mystic Moon'

Little Mystic Moon



'Sweet Southern Sun'

Sweet Southern Sun

'Always Afternoon'

Always Afternoon

'Chorus Line'

Chorus Line

'Theresa Hall'

Theresa Hall

'Gordon Biggs'

Gordon Biggs

'Lady Georgia'

Lady Georgia

'Joan Senior'

Joan Senior



When we purchased this daylily it was marked as ‘Custard Candy’, which it isn’t. I’m pretty sure it’s one of the lilies in the “Candy” line but I have no idea which one it is. If you think you have some idea of the name whether it’s right or wrong I would like to research it.

Not Custard Candy

‘Regency Dandy’ like ‘Little Mystic Moon’ is a must have. This plant goes crazy with blooms allllll summer long. Just look at all the buds in the second picture; it will continue to bud like this for months.

'Regency Dandy'

Regency Dandy

Regency Dandy Buds

'Daring Deception'

Daring Deception

'Crimson Pirate'

Crimson Pirate

'Stella Supreme'

Stella Supreme

'King Lamoni'

King Lamoni

'Raspberry Pixie'

Raspberry Pixie2

'Happy Returns'

Happy Returns

'Red Rum'

Red Rum

'Strawberry Candy'

Strawberry Candy

'Mildred Mitchell'

Mildred Mitchell

'Tiny Pumpkin'

Tiny Pumpkin

'Apricot Sparkle'

Apricot Sparkle

Okay, that’s it for the daylily trail this week, I promise to try and mix it up a little between posts about them.