Author Archives: John Hric

About John Hric

a gardener in north east ohio. Mostly organic, I used to have a vegetable garden. Now except for the raspberries it is mostly flower garden. And more and more that is becoming mostly daylilies. With a sprinkling of other things here and there.

root cause

i went into the garden with the intention to move some plants today.  i moved two.  one daylily.  and one old tree root.  i knew the tree root was there.  i just underestimated how stubborn the tree root was going to be.  now if the weather permits the rest of the moves should be easier.  and it was a good day to burn calories in the garden.  now back to that july day…



fiddle sticks

software only hurts when you use it.  so this would be a good time to just switch over to the flowers.  see what we can see from a sunny day last july…

snap quiz

on any given day the daylilies are easily inclined to offer a snap quiz.  the can you see it kind of snap quiz.  the walking along looking at normal until they slip in the surprise.  were you paying attention ?  if you look at today’s flowers you should see mostly normal.  until you don’t.  odds are tomorrow the surprise flower will go back to normal.  and yes i have walked by and missed the surprise,  sometimes…

enter title here

this is not a technical error.  i did enter ‘enter title here.’  of course it is a challenge most nights when i start fumbling for words to describe the flowers.  it could be the universe’s way of balancing things.  the daylilies certainly aren’t  boring, so the words will be boring.  i guess i can deal with the karma.  share pretty flowers grasshopper.  oh and you will have to do it with boring words.  yup i can do that.  enjoy the flowers skip the words.


not for you.  for the garden.  during bloom season there is pretty much a daily survey.  what is blooming ?  sure the photographic assistant gets excited and skips some flowers.  and some days it rains so the images might be cut short.  still it is not unusual for there to be 150 or 250 pictures taken.  funny it seems i am still working on sorting out that haystack looking for the pretty needles and trying to remember all those names.  here are a few pictures from one of those surveys…