Sunday, July 12, 2020

Drooling over Daylilies

'Mulberry Frosted Edge'
ProfessorRoush was writing a clever post this morning, but, halfway through the piece, just stopped.  How can I wax philosophical when there are so many beautiful daylilies out there to post?


'Joan Derifield'
So, the other blog post can wait.  You'all just sit back and enjoy the modern daylilies.  Especially the full, deep red ones.

'Awfully Flashy'
 And when I say "modern," I mean at least not the plain old yellows and oranges and apricots.  Something with color.  Something 'Awfully Flashy'


'Vintage Wine'
I mean, of course, "within the last 25 years or so."  Vintage daylilies, like 'Vintage Wine'.















'Daring Dilemma'
Because I'm way too cheap and pretty is pretty.  I don't know how daring it is to buy local daylilies which are often mislabeled, but it was no dilemma to buy this one.














'Sonic Analogue'
I don't need to buy the newest and fanciest, even if they seem to be named after video game characters.















'BubbleGum Delicious'
At $100 (or more), some one else can be the first one to have them.  'Bubblegum Delicious' is quite delicious when in flower, isn't it?















'Juliana Lynn'
No, I"m happy to buy them from local enthusiasts, at $3.00 apiece.  'Julianna Lynn', nice to make your acquaintance.















'Tuscanilla Tiger'
Still, they're beautiful, don't you think?  Even the basic orange daylilies.  'Tuscanilla Tiger' is an old one in my garden.















'Big Rex'
Or the plain old, butter-yellows; Big Rex is 5" across each bloom.  And pure and beautiful, eye-catching across the garden.
















'Timbercreek Ace'
And 'Timbercreek Ace' makes a great display, whether you're looking at the whole plant covered with potential, or each individual bloom.  Deep, dark and brooding, I'm always thankful to the client who gave him to me.




'Popcorn Pete'
But, really, how can one resist 'Popcorn Pete'?   This one is my favorite of the newest in my garden.  That royal purple front and the white/yellow edges are to die for.














'Slender Lady'
And the ladies, slender or not, are always beautiful.   I've had a thing going for spider daylilies recently.















I'll leave you drooling over daylilies while the Kansas sun sets behind a small storm front.  Which, of course, unfortunately didn't bring any rain to create more daylilies.



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