This year’s new daylilies and an old favorite

Every year I say that I have no more room for any new daylilies.  And every year, someone brings me one from her garden or I see a beauty at a plant sale, and I have to make room.  So in the fall, I dig and divide and move some things around and try to create some space for the newbies.  There are now four new faces in four new places in the garden this year…….

I am not sure what this one is.  There are some possibilities, but I haven’t made a positive identification yet.


This is an unknown .. no idea where it came from either – but it sure is lovely


This beauty is called Glistening Bouquet and is from my friend Kim’s gorgeous garden.  I admired it last year.. and she brought me a piece for my garden.


I don’t know the name of this one either but the double almost triple blossom is very showy.


There are a couple of new additions that didn’t bloom.  I’ll fertilize in the fall and wait til next year – drat.

This one is a late bloomer.. but its my favorite and I eagerly await the first blossom. I give you Techny Spider.


Blooming mid-July

Where to start?  I could fill pages with all the wonderful blossoms.  We have had good growing conditions – just enough rain , not too many super hot days and no severe storms.   Although the rabbits continue to visit, they seem content to nibble the clover and leave the tall plants alone.

Here’s a couple of views from an upstairs window




I have a new daylily this year – a gift from friend Laura S.  It is called Laughing Giraffe – aptly named I think


Daylilies, Veronica and Lamb’s Ears


The tropicals are enjoying the summer weather.   This is an elephant ear that I’ve had for 5 years now.  I bring it into the basement every fall and ignore it and bring it back out in the spring.  It is beginning to fill the corner in the grilling area.


This is an elephant ear blossom.


The Brugmansia is blooming already.  I repotted it this spring and it seems pretty happy.  I purchased it in a little 4 inch pot from Logee’s Greenhouse five years ago  and look at it now.  It is called Jean Pasco.  The aroma is intoxicating in the evening.


This Cimicifuga racemosa is getting huge.  I love the way it dances over the veggie garden fence.


Daylilies and Gooseneck loosestrife (Lysimachia clethroides) competing for attention in the meadow now that the Lupine have gone by




Japanese iris

Th daylilies are really putting on a show this year.. more on those later this week.  The Japanese Iris or Iris ensata  are giving them a run for their money, however.  These are grown here in Groton by a wonderful woman who donates them to our Garden Club plant sale every year.  I keep adding to my collection.



Silent thunder


Warai Hotel


Raspberry Candy


Ruffled White Water


Unknown blue


4th of July – a bit late

Happy belated 4th..  I have been having some “technical difficulties” with my photo equipment.  I hope it is now fixed, and I can get back to posting.  I took these photos on the 4th because I thought the blossoms looked like fireworks.

Daylilies and Veronica

Centaurea macrocephala


Allium cernuum


Allium pulchellum


Papyrus ‘King Tut’