Category Archives: daylilies

short and tall

two daylilies.   similar in some respects.  and different in others.  one is short.  the other is tall.  they both have a bit of chalk eye zone.  can they be brought together in a new taller version ?  make a buzzing sound and bring pollen.   Bejeweled is short and Orchid Lady Slipper is tall.  five images…

dark and spidery

a seedling that bloomed today.  it is in the 8 inch 20.32 cm range.  what i like even more is this one seems to have some movement.  then only time will tell how the other blooms behave.  i have all summer to find out.  and yes pollen was exchanged in the garden.  three images…

rain

it could be the edges of tropical storm cindy.  or it could just be rain.  either way it was here most of the day and into the evening.  in the end the daylilies will enjoy all that rain.  today well it did not make them overly photogenic.  catch them early and the raindrops look nice.  and after a few hard downpours well they tend to get bruised and tattered.  then again they last one day so tomorrow’s flowers will have a clean start.  one that experienced the rain and the same flower from a sunny day last summer.  three images…

garden walk

in oh so many ways.  like double check this.  is that the correct marker flag ?  well that this is the case here.  what is this flower ?  then there is the garden walk cleveland.  it will happen july 7 and 8.  i will get to walk my garden repeatedly with clevelanders.  hopefully this flower will still be blooming and will have been successfully double checked by then.

different rules

not quite sleeping and not quite ignoring is not the way to make one of these posts.  what did i leave out ?  the background noise – a home remodeling show.  where the noise consists of the arbitrary style choices of the buyers and remodelers and money.  nature operates under very different choices.  it is more a case of fitting in and surviving  different environments.  and it makes me think that our changes hybridizing often have very little to do with nature’s choices for survival.  now back to that flower two images…

big

this flower is big.  it is not the most colorful thing.  however there are two ways to look at that.  i can cross it with something else and maybe get some color and big.  or i can leave it as is and have some contrast in the garden.  with trade offs there is often an unexpected effect.  the contrast would be one for me.  oh and how big ?  about 8 inches or 20.3 cm.  three images…

of sorts

this is a family portrait of sorts.  three generations.  the only one missing is the pod parent Stella’s Ruffled Fingers.  Stella is blooming away just a few feet north of this plot.  tonight it is the other parent plant Little Rainbow x Talon blooming tall and red to the left.  the rest of the picture is the two generations of seedlings from this cross.  as you can see there are all different heights, colors, and bloom shapes in the mix.   and a small sea of columbine seed pods in the middle.  three images…