Daylily time

Daylilies never disappoint. It has been a hot, dry summer so far but by dragging hoses around, I have been able to keep things looking good – and alive. I have had some of the lilies for a very long time and some are new and blooming for the first time in my garden. First the new ones:

Nubble Light

And some older favorites:

North Dakota Sunrise
Laughing Giraffe
Techny Spider
Beautiful Edgings
Radiation Biohazard
Apricot Ruffles
Rhinestone Kid

A few other things are blooming now too

Orchid Cactus
An unknown lily – birthday gift from my sister

And finally a shout-out to reader Helen who stopped by to see my garden with her daughter Lisa today. Wonderful to meet you, Helen!

Iris Ensata and other delights

The Japanese Iris Ensata began blooming in late June and some are still going strong. Some have fewer blossoms than last year which means I probably need to dig them up and thin them out. Another chore for the fall to do list.

This variegated one was the first to open
Raspberry Candy
Hanakaido Pink
Ruffled Whitewater
Warai Hotel

I also have some Asiatic lilies that have lovely color this year

A spotted visitor stopped by

And the daylily show has begun…

More later……

Happy Independence Day

I was walking about my garden yesterday and noticed how many flowers look like fireworks. Here they are strutting their stuff for the 4th of July.

Daylily “Radiation Biohazard”
Tree peony seed pod
Drumstick allium
Globe allium seedpod
Allium seedpods and yellow Centaurea macrocephala
Orchid cactus

Daylilies and Iris Ensata posts are coming soon. Happy Independence Day! I hope you are outside enjoying your gardens and our beautiful country.