Saturday, November 21, 2009

I love Some ecards!

This one hit me as so damned funny, I had tears streaming down my face.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Summer is are fading

What an odd summer we've had. Cool days and scorching hot days, but the humidity has been fairly constant. I still have a few late daylilies trying to extend the summer season. I staggered my gladiolus to enjoy some later bloom. Oddly, my hibiscus, which are heat-loving, seem to be doing quite well.

Pink GladHibiscusRed Glad

Monday, August 17, 2009

Yet another favorite


This is yet another favorite of my babies. The shape is not typical of most daylilies, which is always a plus and I love the color. Not sure what I would call the color but the photo doesn't fully do it justice.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Pretty in Pink?

Pretty in Pink?

Another pink seedling of Barbara Mitchell. This one has the color not the form, so I'm thinking it's a Hyperion/Mitchell cross. Regardless, it's pretty, and it's pink, and lightly fragrant.

Monday, August 10, 2009

A beautiful new baby blooming

2009 baby

This daylily was planted in 2006, and took the typical three years to get to blooming size, but I think it was well worth the wait! While you see tons of oranges and yellows in the market as well as in landscapes everywhere, most of them don't have a nice eyezone or different colored sepals. Plus, this thing is HUGE! AND, it's a late one. This is the first of a tons of blooms to come. If you don't know, the reason they are called daylilies is that each flower lasts for ONE day, but it has a number of buds on the flower scapes, so they can bloom for weeks at a time. Most of them bloom from June through the end of July here, so I am pleased to have one start later.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

One of my new babies - AND a favorite of mine


This beauty holds its color with the hot sun shining, quite radiantly.

Monday, August 03, 2009



I can't put a name on it. It kinda reminds me of the ribbons you use to make your own bow. Maybe I'm off. I just know that it's a really interesting color along with thickness of the petals and a light fragrance as well.