Yes, other things besides daylilies are blooming

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.

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the bees love it

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Variagated Heliopsis

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Gentian

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Asiatic lily “Casa Blanca”

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Bee balm, Phlox and Rudbeckia

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Talinum calicynum – the blossoms open at noon and only stay open  few hours

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Stokesia

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This honeysuckle was growing up the porch railings when we moved here.  The hummingbirds love it

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Lysimachia clethroides – Gooseneck lysimachia.  Its a spreader and is taking over in the meadow, popular with bees and butterflies though

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A sun-loving Astilbe
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Rudbeckia and Shasta daisies

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Dad’s  dahlias

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Hosta blossom

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Allium

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Blue/purple Platycodon from friend Joan C.

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Pink Platycodon from friend Camilla

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The last of the daylilies…..

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

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Little Women

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I took a few “group shots” of the daylily area so you can see the full effect…  glorious…..

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Daylilies – my favorite and some others

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.

Techny Spider

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Bold Knight

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Double Triple Treat

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Unknown gold from Kim

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Gina

Unknown peach from Kris K.

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Mont Blanc Special

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unknown red/burgundy from Amy

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Pretty in Pink

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Resphigi

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unknown funky orange

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Lydia Bechtold

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unknown pink/yellow

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Daylilies …. yes there are more

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

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Altissima Seedling .. the long view… this beauty (way in the back) is 6 feet tall

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Indy Harrah

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Unknown yellow

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Common orange..  these are growing around the stump of  Old Man Willow

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Condilla

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Claire Marguerite Deshaines

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The daylily parade continues……

Quite a few more daylilies decided to show their pretty faces over the weekend…  here’s the latest batch

 

Beautiful Edgings

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Woodside Romance

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Key to my Heart

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Storm Track

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Way Beyond the Sun

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Blueberry Breakfast

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Green Flutter

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Peggy Jeffcoat

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Apricot Ruffles

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Ariel

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North Dakota Sunrise

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Gentle Shepherd

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Woman’s Work

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unknown red

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unknown

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Daylily time!

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?

Stella D’oro

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Paper Butterfly

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Little Babycakes

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Promises Promises

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Siloam Double Classic

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Two Part Harmony

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Mary Todd

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Matt

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Rhinestone Kid

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Radiation Biohazard

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Hee Hee

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Velvet Shadows

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Vesuvian

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Flamenco Christmas

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Mrs. Hugh Johnson

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Norma Jean

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Stay tuned .. more will open up tomorrow