July Grit

Today was a mellow day in the garden with 13 cultivators in bloom.  It has been weeks since we had under 10 in a day, but it won’t be weeks until that happens, again.  The workday brought more news of change – meaning lots more work in the weeks to come.  I guess it is good daylily season is winding down because I am sure there will be a lot of very long days in my future!  I am kind of like a daylily any more – I open with such creative color, but after a few hours I am feeling the heat.  By the end of 11 or 12 hours, I wilt.  I need a winter rest!

So, for fun, I looked back to see what was in bloom on July 1st.  And, two of those daylilies were still in bloom today!  So, hats off to our July Grit Girls, Passionate Returns and Yellow Punch!

July Grit Girls:


Passionate Returns 7.31


Yellow Punch 7.31

Passionate Returns is also a finale bloom – for now.  I am hoping for a rebloom.  To be honest, I think the same may be true for Yellow Punch, but I don’t remember.

Other Finales:


Heron’s Cove 7.31


Anasazi 7.31

And, OK, I gotta share Purple Corn Dancer from today because she is stealing my heart.  I want to paint her this winter if my hands will allow it.


Purple Corn Dancer 7.31

So, this is the last week of not posting every cultivator that bloomed that day in the daily blog.  And, the blog may not be daily by the end of August.  In September, it will go weekly, most likely.  I am still looking for any late bloomers that did not bloom yet to put up scapes . . . not much to report.  The good news is Indian Sky is putting out 2 brand new scapes, so she will be with us for a while longer.

Other bloomers today where Dream Catcher, El Desperado, Rosie’s Red, Classy Lady, Orange Vols, Mini Pearl, Tiger Kitten, and Nearly Wild.

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