orchids and daylilies

when i look for comparisons my mind often wanders to orchids.  why ?  well in some ways orchids are dissimilar to daylilies.  and in other ways they hold some of the same attractions.  many orchids will bloom for a very long time.  the flowers can last weeks and more.  daylilies the individual flowers last just one day.  still the plant can produce flowers for weeks, often a month at a time.  both plants can produce very striking flowers.  of course no single type of flower has it all.  there are so many others to compare from the smallest of flowers to the largest.  these two plants orchids and daylilies are just fairly well known.  so they make a good starting point for comparison.  three images of a daylily name Orchid Majesty…

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