Monday, July 27, 2015
One Bloomin' Season - the early bird gets the shade
With so much happening this week in the garden, I am concentrating on the daylilies and hostas. I'll get to all the other flowers that are blooming next week. Welcome to my garden.This photo was taken at 7:00 in the morning and as the beds come into the sun it is just getting too hot to work on clean-up. The last of the daylilies started blooming this week. So, in no particular order, here they are.
Sears Tower - all 4.5 feet of her, or him, which is why you see nothing but flowers and fence.
And here is a wonderful example of why it is so hard to identify daylilies that get moved and do not get labelled. Here is Wilson Spider at 7:00 am:
then at 2:00 pm:
and finally at 6:00 pm:
This is the only spider form I own, but with the standard daylily, the color changes are extremely difficult to identify, especially for the reds.
Hostas are still blooming too. Here is H. 'Francee':
H. 'Loyalist', which is maintaining a nice white leaf color.
H. 'Patriot', which is the first hosta I ever shelled out real bucks for. I paid $30 for one small plant. I now have three mature plants and two small divisions. It is actually a 'sport' of H. 'Francee' and was the 1997 Hosta of the Year. Certainly one of my favorite hostas.
H. 'Sum and Substance' on the left with H. 'Pineapple Upsidedown Cake' on right.
And this is a mystery hosta. I have several of these and have absolutely no idea what they are or where they came from. I'll have to wait a few years until they mature to make any kind of educated guess.
Lastly, while I have shown individual daylilies for the most part, I have now taken some photos of the entire plant, or a good portion of it, so you can see the great blossoms and color.
Cartwheels, before the deer wandered through the front yard around noon and had lunch.
Hyperion, with red Chicago Rosy in background
Love that Pink
Queen Regent with Scarlock behind
Spanish Beauty with Arriba in upper corner
Hope you have enjoyed the daylilies. I'll be sad when all the blooms are gone as they bring so much beauty to the yard.