This is it! The moment we had dreamed about all winter, the time of year I convince myself that all that winter is worth it!
The flower show in full swing, and it’s time to focus on the moment!
I took a spin around the yard a few weekends ago, as I realized I have not updated the Daylily Collection Page in quite a while. I now have 28 varieties! That is really not a lot, considering the thousands of varieties that exist. But it’s quite a lot for my small yard! They all take their turns.
So in my Zone 6A garden, the daylily show lasts from mid-June and is still going strong here in late-July. A few are “second time around” bloomers. I noticed the Stella d’Oros are reblooming, as are the Happy Returns.
They are usually among the first to bloom.
On one of our nightly walks with Willis, I noticed a really striking bright orange one in the neighbor’s garden. I was trying to decide how I would gather a few seed pods to start one of my own. The next day, I was clearing the weeds from the sideways driveway, and I could not believe it.
I actually have the very flower I was coveting! I really don’t remember planting that one.
Each year, it seems I choose a new favorite. This year, this purple one strikes me – it’s so unlike any others that I have.