Summertime ‘An The Living Is Easy….at least that is what my cats Raja and Zoe think. Here they are sleeping away amid the phlox. Elsewhere in my garden one of the premier flowers of summer, daylilies are blooming, providing a bit of summer sizzle. I remember my grandmothers’ row of Orange Daylilies that got no water, other than rain, in the hot Missouri summers. So many colors now.
I started with only the beautiful, Double Orange Daylilies that were at my house when I moved in. Now, I have many others in an array of colors I enjoy growing daylilies. Daylilies come in a variety of sizes, from about a foot tall all the way up to four feet tall. They are fairly carefree and can tolerate dry conditions if need be, although they are only moderately xeric and bloom better when they have adequate water. And they definitely like a sunny spot with good drainage. A little bit of dead heading, will keep your daylilies looking beautiful.
Come into my garden and see the daylilies that I have blooming. Some of them are almost done now, but others are just starting. A few, like Stella D’Oro will bloom off and on all summer, while others have a finite bloom time.
This Orange Double Daylily was here when we bought the house. We have no idea what it is. It is about three feet tall, and the clump now needs to be divided, it is so huge.
The previous owner of our house told us that she had been unable to get anything to grow under the front window, because it is so hot. So, I figured that daylilies would likely be perfect. I was right. I have about six daylilies there, including this beautiful Orange Daylily with the darker orange throat. It is about 25 inches high, with flower stalks that go up to almost four feet.
This brownish orange one is still in a pot, but I do have a spot for it It gets to about two feet.
Here are some of my yellow daylilies. This Yellow Spider Daylily is one of my favorites. The flowers are huge, almost 7-8 inches across. It didn’t bloom the first year, but this year had a lot of blooms.
Stella D’Oro is a real work horse. They bloom all summer long, are low growing (only a foot high), and are a great filler plant. I caught a bee visiting this one.
This yellow beauty is also beneath my front window. The flowers on it are huge, although it is only about 24 inches high.
This is another Yellow Daylily that I haven’t planted yet. It is still in a pot, but is doing wel, and it is blooming.
I also have several buff colored daylilies. This is Pandora’s Box Daylily. It is fairly short,but the dark maroon eye is a wonderful contrast that really stands out in the garden. I have it planted near the sidewalk as part of a row of daylilies that go around a corner. I was afraid that this is too shady a spot, but it seems to bloom quite well.
This Buff Colored Daylily is also under my front window and it has a purple and green throat. It is on the small side, as are the flowers.
Another Buff Colored Daylily. This may be a duplicate of something else I showed you, but after the fact, it is a little hard to tell.
I had been looking for a White Daylily, and I found this one at the Seattle Home And Garden show last year. It is still in a pot, but is about ready to go into the ground.
I couldn’t decide whether the Blue Eyed Butterfly is buff colored or white. All I know, is I love the blue and purple star shate at the throat of this beauty. This is one of my very favorite daylilies.
This Red Double Daylily is one of several reds that I have in my garden. This one is also under my front window, and I love being able to look out and see it.
My Purple Daylily is a nice rich color and the flowers are fairly large with some frilly edges.
Bright Red Daylily. This one has fairly small flowers.
Another Reddish Purple Daylily. This one also has small flowers. It is interesting that at first, I thought the flowers were a little too small, but now that the plants are maturing a little more, the daylilies are full of many, many small flowers. The mass of flowers is lovely.
Another Red Daylily. This one is russet colored, and is another of the small flowered ones.
I can’t decide whether this daylily is light red or dark pink. It sure is lovely. It is also one of my small flowered daylilies.
There is no doubt about the color of this one. I love this Pink Daylily with the dark red throat. The flowers are fairly large.
This beautiful Mauve Daylily is my latest acquisition and was an impulse buy at the nursery. I just couldn’t resist that color. It had no tag, so I have no idea what it is. I just know that I like it.
That is about all I have from my ever expanding collection of daylilies. Hope you have enjoyed your stroll through my garden. I’m going to be visiting a number of Blog Parties. I hope to see you there.