Finales

The summer wears on, the peak starts to decline a little (only 40 some daylilies today).  It was scape cutting day.  It is always a little sad to me to cut off a scape – like cleaning up wrapping paper after Christmas.  Less flowers mean more are having finales than births.  I think of fireworks . . . that last big blast.  Now that we are down to way less new blooms every day (we have had 108 so far – 62% bloom rate), I thought I might feature some finale blooms from around the yard, too.  One last chance to savor the colors until winter washes into summer, again.

So, let’s start with the new one.  Lime Frost bloomed.  She is a fairly large flower with the pretty green/yellow tint.  She was one of my early online nursery purchases.  I remember wanting a green one.

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Lime Frost 7.14

OK – and finales go to Mesa Verde (she may have one bud left).  She has been an excellent performer, starting on 6/16.  She is one of my favorite ruffly ones . . . and one that lives in my back porch in the winter.  A couple years ago, my cat dug up her roots in the winter and I feared she was a gonner.  I guess not.  Now, I have chicken wire covers for the porch daylilies.

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Mesa Verde 7.14

The other finale is Kachina Firecracker.  This was the one I thought was Echo Canyon when I first posted about her.  The year I put her (and Kachina Dancer) in the garden, I adopted a dog.  It was just a day or two after putting in the lilies.  The rescue pup’s name was Tina, so I renamed her Kachina because the name seemed to fit.

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Kachina Firecracker 7.14

Today, I moved Blackthorne and Autumn Jewels to the Border Garden.  I hooked them up to the drip system that I have out there.  I put a tad of fertilizer on them and the SW garden.  I hope the monsoons come soon – it almost sprinkled twice today, so maybe soon.  Oh, and sweet news – it looks like Indian Love Call is sending up a re-bloom spike!!!

OK – Other bloomers today were Comanche Princess, Papa Longlegs, Taco Twister, Dream Catcher, Soco Gap, Purple Grasshopper, Aztec Firebird, Adios Albuquerque, Nosferatu, Red Riddle, Cheddar Cheese, Heron’s Cove, Purple de Oro, Bluegrass Music, Mildred Mitchell, South Seas, Classy Lady, Mellon Balls, Lullabye Baby, Ruby Spider, Return a Smile, Bela Lugosi, Pick of the Litter, Raspberry Propeller, Lady Fingers, Black-Eyed Susan, Indian Sky, Stephanie Returns, Mini Pearl, Pink and Cream, Prelude to Love, Hesperus, Ruby Stella, Nurse’s Stethoscope, and Fox Ears.

PS – I will keep better track of finales starting tomorrow.  🙂

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