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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Delightful Daylilies!

   Every year I go to the big garden center sale in July.  I make a bee-line for one table - the Tidewater Daylily Society!  There the Society offers rhizomes/corms? of old favorites, new and improved varieties and the newest offerings in the daylily world.   Once I have purchased my slips I go home and start digging.  Then, I have to wait until next year to see the blossoms.  So, each summer I have an ongoing show of daylilies that I bought the year before.  These are some of this years crop.  I am sorry I can't give you names - we have Maggie Poodle to thank for that.  I plant the things, I put the little tags into the ground by each plant so I can identify it and when I go inside Maggie likes to take the little plastic signs and tosses them all over the yard.   BUT! This year I have a plan.  I am going to start writing the names on a garden map.   So, next year's lilies will not be nameless!!

There are two daylilies that I am waiting for.  So far,no buds.  They are named Bela Lugosi and Nosferatu - both are dark purple almost black.  When they bloom I will post pics of them. 


  1. What beautiful flowers! I love visiting the lawn/garden center at the local Home Depot or Lowe's.

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  2. I have a friend who plants lots of daylilies ... i have to admit that i am taken with the huge variety of colours and shapes of this flower. I do hope you post your two dark ones when they come out!

  3. Gorgeous blooms. Gosh, I just love flowers!

  4. I love daylilies and these are lovely!
    I'm thinking I should take photos of my garden plants and write their names next to them. I have the same issue--not with Maggie Poodle of course! but signs do get lost/misplaced or just plain disappear.

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  5. Hello.
    Flowers always make me smile. Beautiful blooms.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Beautiful flowers - well worth the wait. Maybe some expert out there will know their names. Good idea to make a map. We just joined a community garden and I'm looking forward to learning about all of the plants there. It is a vegetable/fruit garden, but we planted a few native wildflowers to make it beautiful - and the seeds of these are edible. Enjoy!

  7. Daylillies are so delightful.

    They were one of my favorite flowers to grow when I lived back east.

    I've not had any luck growing them in Arizona, but I do know gardeners who have found ways to help them survive.

    It will be fun to see what colors those two bloom in.

    Thanks for sharing your green thumb with us.