Today the rain came. Not much rain . . . but enough to wet the soil and put some drops on the peddles of my bloomers. It was cool, I worked in daylily labels. I decided to put the same metal labels i have in the Southwest garden in all my daylilies. I have too many, I gotta tell you. Anyway, I ended up short labels for every daylily, so need to reorder. My plastic labels did not hold up for year 3 – and I rearranged some of the plants in the walkway garden. So, I have a few I won’t be sure of until the blooms come. But, progress.
Today, I had the first 2018 bloom on Mesa Verde. This flower was chosen because of her name. Yes, once I figured out a lot had cool southwestern names, I went out of my way to find her. The bloom is one of the most ruffly in my collection. She didn’t even open all the way today . . . maybe the rain and cool weather. Anyway, the bloom was in the division I put in the Southwest garden last fall. My pot isn’t that close yet.
And, another very cool flower – Hope Jewel – opened in the Southwest Garden. I love the colors on this one. She was a gift plant a couple years ago. She bloomed in 2016 and 2017, but her anemic looking blooms last year were one of my motivators to do the buried pots out there.
Other blooms today follow: