The Long and the Short of it

Today, when I walked outside for the first time, my garden smiled at me.  At first, I thought I wouldn’t have many blooms.  But, 15 or so cultivators is good.  I’m a bit on-edge today, waiting for some news.  I love the garden because it causes me to live in the moment.

So, some new faces today.  One of the new Ned Roberts spiders that I put in last fall joined the others that have bloomed in the new garden.  This is Dream Catcher – a sibling to Dream Keeper, which was one of my earliest bloomers.



Dream Catcher – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt


And a much more traditional bloom reappeared for the first time in 2016 – Fooled Me.



Fooled Me – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt


Both are gorgeous orange colors, but the shapes are so different.  Daylilies are like dogs . . . there are long ones and short ones.  But, a dog is always a dog.

Another one I am highlighting today is Inwood.  Her first bloom was so misshapen that it was almost unrecognizable.  She only put out one scape, so savor and move her to more light.  Today’s blossom was perfect!



Inwood – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt


Oh, and I wanted to feature a couple of triplets: Blue Beat and South Seas.  I have mixed opinion on seeing more than one bud get used up in a day, but they are pretty in the moment.



Blue Beat – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt




South Seas – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt


And, the collage for today features the spiders at the top.  Just look at all the variety of shape and color.  Cheaper than therapy, and they smell good!


Collage 2016-07-18 14_44_47

From L to R: Top Row – Aztec Firebird, Dream Catcher, Ruby Spider, Lady Fingeres.  Middle Row – Blue Beat, Early Bird Cardinal, Indian Love Call, Inwood, Mesa Verde.  Bottom Row – Prairie Blue Eyes, Soco Gap, Mini Pearl, South Seas.





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