Saturday, June 20, 2009

Daylily season has begun

Actually, daylily season started a month ago. It starts here very gradually with the earliest of the earlies always at least a month before the rest start. A bloom here, a bloom there. There are over 1500 named varieties and probably the same number of seedlings in our gardens. The one pictured, 'Wings of Chance' was the first non-yellow, non-small flower this year. It is actually a darker yellow than this picture looks here, at least on my computer. The peak of our daylily bloom season will be in about 2 weeks, I think. It promises to be a good one since at least so far the deer have done very little damage. I promise a lot of new pictures as the season starts.
A little about daylilies. They like full sun, or at least 6 hours a day. Otherwise they are quite undemanding plants. Keep them weeded and add some compost occasionally for mulch and they will reward you with lots of bloom. Our total season runs from mid May until frost since we grow extra early bloomers and everything else up to very late bloomers. Each blossom only lasts a day, but there will be hundreds and thousands of them in the garden over the next month or so. I hope some of you are close enough to visit. I'll let you all know when things get really 'blossomy'.
Jane

1 comment:

GardenJoy4Me said...

They really are an all purpose garden plant : )