June, aka Daylily Premier month, pretty much escaped me this year as I was so busy preparing for B’s graduation party. I took a few pictures here and there as I noticed the blooms. I usually take note of the order of blooms – yellows, then oranges, then reds. They are all in bloom today! But I’m sure they did it all in order. Great thing about perennials – they grow without any help from me!
Every year, I seem to have a new favorite. As they emerge, I try to remember which was the favorite last year. I think it was this one.
But this year, I’m not sure which to choose. These dark red ones are really captivating.
I wish I could remember where I got each of them. I do know that these lemon yellow ones came from Elaine, and of course, the original Stella D’oros came from Alice.
I bought a few from Shady Rest Gardens last year, and the blooms are truly spectacular. I tried keeping the name tags close to the spots where they would be coming up this year, but the weather was not kind to said tags. They were blank this spring!! There were a number of new-to-me varieties like Coach’s Fast Break, Jewel in a Crown, Monkey Giggles. I wish I knew which was which, but they are great additions to the Daylily Collection.