h is for

here today.  gone tomorrow.  daylilies bloom for a single day.   what you see blooming today is gone tomorrow.  faded and more.  shut down, folded, done.  each day a fresh, new, clean set of blooms comes to the party.  senescence – nature’s way of saying exit stage left.  and h is for Holly Dancer.   a red flower.  a flower that is here for the party.  six images…

holly dance IMG_3354 faded holly dance IMG_3354 macro_1 holly dance IMG_3354 det_2 holly dancer IMG_1457 det_1 holly dance IMG_3354 grdn_2 Holly Dancer IMG_3353 grdn

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14 thoughts on “h is for

    1. John Hric Post author

      hail can be rough on a garden. or anything else in its pounding path. i have heard more than experienced the frustration hail brings to gardeners. fortunately hail is mostly uncommon for our garden. Sorry to hear you have experienced its damage.

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    1. John Hric Post author

      as you can see by most of the pictures the faded ones remain for a time. some fall away naturally. some are removed, often after the first natural image, to stage a second image. and when there is something like a garden visit we attempt to clear away the spent blooms. they end up in the compost pile.

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    1. John Hric Post author

      actually it works out pretty well. should wind or rain or something else damage today’s blossom it is replaced with a fresh one tomorrow. thanks !

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    1. John Hric Post author

      There are a lot of flowers that last a single day. Often we are not aware of it and it does not bother us. With daylilies we become aware of it and once we get used to the idea. And get used to the idea that there are plenty of blooms waiting to replace today’s bloom it simply becomes not so much of a big deal. Glad you enjoy the flowers ! Thanks !

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    1. John Hric Post author

      Lilies and daylilies are two different kinds of plants. And for the moment we will leave water lilies out of the Lily named plants discussion. True lilies have a stem with leaves on the stem and flowers at the top. Daylilies do not have a stem. They have a fan of leaves at ground level. The bloom occurs on a stem like scape. However the scape does not have true leaves and exists only for the blooms. And we are still going to leave waterlilies out of the discussion…. Thanks Libby !

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