and so it begins

the bloom season for the summer of 2022 has begun. two days ago Red Squirrel bloomed. there are several, perhaps a dozen plants with scapes. i would guess it will be a week before any of them bloom. and until then it will still be last year’s flowers. so we will see how long that takes for the rest of the flowers to catch up…


19 thoughts on “and so it begins

  1. Gradmama2011

    well hello pretty lady lily! Do I understand that she bloomed two days ago? These are my favorite colors in lilies, well except for white and light yellow and red…and peach. 🙂

    1. Gradmama2011

      oh, wait… I misunderstood. It was Red Squirrel that bloomed two days ago. And the beauty in today’s pic is from last year. Sorry, it’s early morning :-; My apologies. I didn’t see any scapes yesterday, but it won’t be long now. My last-year seeds came to naught…so much for my Lily Lore education.

      1. John Hric Post author

        You tried. I think it was Winston Churchill saying something about enthusiasm. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”

      2. Gradmama2011

        I thought my project had come to naught, but as I cleared up the empty pots and bare potting soil dumped into a big pot…lo and behold one of the seeds produced a tall skinny grassy-looking thing, about six inches tall, three or four blades so far. I was thrilled that anything showed up at all. If my “records” are correct, and if the plant indeed turns out to be a Lily, it might be dark orange and yellow. we’ll see. Still no scapes from my existing lily patch, which may need to be divided later on.

      3. Gradmama2011

        The seedling is in its original cup, now it looks like a piece of tall grass w/two blades. I have it still on my inside shelf, protected by other plants. (So Bob or one of the other cats doesn’t decide its a salad just for them.) Should I transplant it into a better pot?

      4. John Hric Post author

        Personally my experience has been daylilies and indoors are not a good thing. The longer they are indoors the greater risk of loosing them. I would find a spot to harden it off to outside sunlight and conditions. Then get it into the ground. That is my two cents. If you are going to stick with a pot they prefer deeper pots for their roots.

      5. Gradmama2011

        yes, I get it now…daylilies should seed-over outside. I wonder if a good place for my lily-branch would be in the over-crowded lily patch, pot and all. I have it in an 8-oz plastic. Oh well, so much for growing lilies from seed. 🙂

      6. John Hric Post author

        New seedlings do not do well when crowded by established plants. The established plants will drown it out. It is a battle for light and the new seedlings seldom survive.

    2. John Hric Post author

      I want to say it bloomed Monday. Things have been a bit of a blur lately. I did not even get a picture. I had to use an old one from my files. Now to see if the season has a slow meandering start or something a little faster. Fortunately we are nearly ready for it. Love the favorite color description.


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