i can watch nature for many years and begin to feel comfortable. to know what to expect. except that i have been watching one aspect and never considered others. like a year like this when normal is stretched and twisted into something new. not quite winter. not quite fall. something more confused. will it get cold enough to stop plant growth ? will it stay warm enough that plant growth never quite stops ? will the weather jump up and down so that neither the plant or i know what to expect ? plants can only store so much energy. a year like this can test that energy store. it can make the difference between survival or elimination. or it can mark the start of a slow decline. take a look at the notes mother nature has left for us. things like glacial groove left by mile thick ice. things like fossils of palms where no palm grows today and snow rules for 3 or 4 months of the year. or fossil sea creatures where today there is no ocean and those sea creatures are found nowhere except that fossil. mother nature plays by a different set of rules and that trip around the game board to pass go and collect $200 dollars is a much longer trip. four images and a couple of closing questions. what is the natural pollinator of daylilies ? ( clue most daylilies do not rely on seeds for reproduction ). second question : are daylilies a dry region or wet region type of plant ?