The question each day – winter or not – what daylily to post. Some daylily that is handy. One that I have a picture. And hopefully one that can be shown in an interesting manner. So back to today’s question. What daylily ?
The last two days have been seedlings. Seedlings that have made me stop and look. Admire and dream of possibilities to come. Today is December 9, a lucky dozen days to the solstice. Many more days until spring. And even a few more days until the first daylily opens in the garden. I could walk the cold garden and dream. Pull a few weeds and make sure flags and plant labels will not blow away with the winter storms. It has been dark now for a good three hours so perhaps that walk in the garden is out, at least for today. There is a picture handy. This one is no seedling. It is a lavender bloom registered name is John Karl Seager. This plant grows to a height of 36 inches and has a bloom 6 inches across. One that has what looks like a yellow splash of paint extending out the petals.
Registered plant or seedling, the dream remains the same. If I mix this one with its shape and movement, with its splash of paint to something else, then what surprise might we discover and enjoy. It is possible to walk the garden and imagine blooms new and old and completely unpredicted.