Category Archives: daylilies

drops

the clock is ticking. the garden daylily season is very near. in the next two or three weeks daylily scapes should start to appear. there are two or three columbines starting to bloom. larkspur and yarrow are making buds. and flats of annuals are showing up too. tonight a daylily from last summer. and some rain drops…

species

many species take on a consistent uniform appearance and form. simply put they look the same. the flower shared yesterday does this too. they are all small yellow flowers on a short plant. they will bloom just like that for the next couple of weeks. i may come back to this little yellow flower later in the year. during the next two weeks i will not come back to it. last year’s daylily flowers will have to do. so we are back to old flowers. i will enjoy them in the garden while they hold the stage. for now some new johnnie jump ups and a daylily from last summer…

beginnings

the season begins. this is a species daylily. it is small. maybe 20 inches high 50 cm. and the bloom is in the 3 inch 7cm range. i skipped capturing it in the rain yesterday…

rain

it rained most of the day. a soaking rain. so when i saw the rain drops on the flower pictured it made sense. tomorrow is supposed to be sunny. and i will have to walk out front and get a picture of the species daylily. it sits in a little micro climate with the bricks of the porch behind it. it gets the spring sun. it is blooming today. in about 3 weeks those other daylilies will get the message and join the show. meanwhile i am sorting seeds. the crosses have gone into the spreadsheet. in a few more days this year’s planting will be selected. when the clay soil dries out enough to prepare the planting beds they will go into the ground. and the cycle will start all over again. so here is a rain soaked flower from last summer to bring us around to this spring day…

patterns

patterns allow us to see things we would not see on our own. they take us to junctures the we did not know. they take us to possibilities we did not foresee…

building blocks

with each cross comes a little bit of this. and a little bit of that. some do what you want. some do not. some are puzzling. and need to be figured out. choosing two flowers i get to influence the direction. the flowers create a new batch of seedlings in turn influencing my directions. and the dance continues…

pink

the flower is Coho Mojo. i really have no idea on the history of the name. guessing i would go with the loose translation of pink magic. for me the magic is in its height 38 inches 97 cm and the size of its bloom 8 inches 20 cm. and to mix it in with seedling crosses. there is already one seedling here from this flower. i think there may be more…