Gotta love daylilies... no matter what kind of weather- cool, rainy, dry hot, humid, sunny- they keep going strong and always "put on a show". That's why they are one of my all time favourite perennials.
I have to admit though- now that I have so many different types, I am finding it hard to keep track of all of their names. A few years back, I know I made a list and put it somewhere...
Here are some pictures I took about a week ago while I was out enjoying my gardens when we had a break from that awful humidity.
I will try to add the names where possible. Any other daylily lovers out there, feel free to help me out if you see any that you recognize.
|Christmas Carol (wish my camera would show the true red colour of this one!)|
|Hot Chocolate (one of my favourites!)|
|Siloam Tee Tiny (I think)|
|Crimson Pirate (got this one when the Pirates of the Caribbean movie came out- LOVE Johnny Depp!)|
|An unknown purple variety that was a gift from Bonnie in 2010 (another favourite!)|
I once read a tip that when your daylilies are done blooming and the leaves are starting to look ratty, just cut the leaves right back to the ground and you will get a nice, new fresh bunch of leaves come up (unfortunately no new flowers though).
Here are some other flowers I'm really liking right now...
What a pretty colour combo- the yellow rose in front of the purple clematis.
|Smaller variety of pink hydrangea|
I've never had much luck in the past with the tall varieties of delphinium even though I love them. Just bought this shorter type that gets only 2 feet tall. We'll see how I make out with it...
How are your gardens doing this year?