I must admit that the daylilies really hog the limelight in July, and they are still going strong. However, there were lots of other beautiful blossoms these last few weeks and its time to take a look back
This plant is a Cimicifuga racemosa : also known as Actaea or Bugbane or Black snakeroot.. Mine came from friend Martha about 8 yrs ago and was just 10 inches tall. Now it grows over 8 feet.
the bees love it
Asiatic lily “Casa Blanca”
Bee balm, Phlox and Rudbeckia
Talinum calicynum – the blossoms open at noon and only stay open few hours
This honeysuckle was growing up the porch railings when we moved here. The hummingbirds love it
Lysimachia clethroides – Gooseneck lysimachia. Its a spreader and is taking over in the meadow, popular with bees and butterflies though
A sun-loving Astilbe
Rudbeckia and Shasta daisies
Blue/purple Platycodon from friend Joan C.
Pink Platycodon from friend Camilla
They are still going strong… there are a few late bloomers that popped while we were away last week. There’s is one that I moved last fall called “Greywoods Papa Joe” that didn’t bloom this year.. that happens sometimes.. its a beauty though .. maybe next year…
Whirl of Lace
I took a few “group shots” of the daylily area so you can see the full effect… glorious…..
Its been hot and dry… the daylilies do pretty well in the heat but the colors get a bit washed out. I tried to get some photos early in the morning. People ask if I have favorites. Its hard to choose, but I really like Techny Spider because of the complexity of the coloring. It’s stunning.
Double Triple Treat
Unknown gold from Kim
Unknown peach from Kris K.
Mont Blanc Special
unknown red/burgundy from Amy
Pretty in Pink
unknown funky orange
The display is really getting good…. almost time for a “group shot”. The big rain knocked them down, but they are out smiling at today’s sunshine..
Altissima Seedling close -up
Altissima Seedling .. the long view… this beauty (way in the back) is 6 feet tall
Common orange.. these are growing around the stump of Old Man Willow
Claire Marguerite Deshaines
This morning’s stroll in the garden yielded these lovelies..more to come…its not over yet…
Fairy Tale Pink
Quite a few more daylilies decided to show their pretty faces over the weekend… here’s the latest batch
Key to my Heart
Way Beyond the Sun
North Dakota Sunrise
It’s time for the daylily parade. I used to think daylilies were just boring old orange things by the side of the road and then my friend Kim got me hooked. I now have almost 60 different ones … most named. The show starts with the Stella D’oro in mid-June and continues on into August. Ready for a parade of gorgeous?
Siloam Double Classic
Two Part Harmony
Mrs. Hugh Johnson
Stay tuned .. more will open up tomorrow