The Ugly Daylily!

Here comes winter.  And, time to focus on my indoor bloomers.  I am taken back by still having buds on my Santa’s Pants daylily.  Especially when my poinsettia is in bloom.  For fun, I plucked off the bloom late in the day and placed it in the poinsettia.


I have increased the sun to the poinsettia since that time, and the pink is really darkening up.  This was dapple pink last year. This is my second time to rebloom a poinsettia – and I did better this year.  Boy, you gotta want that bloom.  I have been covering with black trash bags and putting under my desk (that now has a curtain to block the light underneath).  This one bloomed quickly and easily.  My smaller one lingers in deciding to bloom.


Oh, and I got 3 new amaryllis bulbs to start.  Mine are still in hibernation and set to come out in about a week and a half.  I am guessing I will have blooms through January.  Of all my winter bloomers, the amaryllis remind me most of daylilies.  The bid stalk and the huge bright blooms.

And, a new poinsettia – orange is what I wanted most to replace.  I think a purple if I see one, too.  Maybe a variegated one. That is it though.


A new Thanksgiving cactus, too.  I’m about done planting up my house now.  It is on to creating grow light areas in a couple new places to boost the light.


Santa came early . . . or late!

I haven’t blogged since fall hit the air.  (And, I adopted a new special needs dog.) But, today warrants a post because I had a new (first time in my “yard”) daylily bloom today.  And, the funny thing is that it was Santa’s Pants . . . seems appropriate for the season.  The other odd thing is that one of my poinsettias is already blooming some.  So, what a great combo.  Summer and winter, together on Halloween.



By way of history, I noticed a scape on Santa’s Pants circa 3 weeks ago – after we fell to 26 degrees.  But, I am optimistic and it was potted, so I moved it into my back porch, with some nights in my bathroom (I have to hang it to cat-proof it) and some warm days in the full sun outside.  The temperature is warmer on the porch, but the light is more direct outside.  It has been a balance. The photos look a little weird inside my porch, but it works.  3 more buds.  Love having blooms into November.