Remember the movie “Free Willy” about the orcha whale who was trapped in a theme park? Well, today I played the part of the person who had a plan to free Willy. I freed another 8 daylilies from the fray of my garden soil. “Be above it,” I tell them. And, hopefully having an individual ecosystem will help them to thrive with a soil line a couple inches above the garden. It is amazing just how much stuff is growing out of their roots underneath.
You won’t believe this, but I had a new bloom today. Adios Albuquerque had its first bloom ever here, out in my Southwestern Garden. It does not have a high bud count this year, but the plant is huge. I live is some fear that I may be doing the container trick in that garden next year if it works. Sigh.
Oh, and I think I figured out the little, unnamed flower from yesterday is Pardon Me. I recall buying one by that name for one of the little gardens a few years back. And, this one looks like it could be a match. Check out yesterday’s bloom (first) and the bloom from the internet.
It feels like the work of preparing for fall has already started. But, next weekend I hope to be camping. Really, want to do most the transplanting at least 6 weeks before freeze. Plus, I have to divide up some of the existing pots, as the most common reason for no bloom is crowding by new daylily fans. I guess some of my friends will be getting free lilies 🙂 PS, I sincerely hope that next year is not as much work once the pots are in . . .