Sleeping In

The season winds down, and I find myself hitting my snooze a couple extra times.  The work of the daylilies has gotten to be a lot less intensive. It has positives and negatives.  Here are today’s bloomers:

Finales:

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Nearly Wild 8.9

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Pizza Crust 8.9

The rest from 8.9:

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Purple Corn Dancer

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Pink and Cream

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Dream Catcher 8.9

For fun, let’s look at the Walkway Garden cultivators that bloomed last year, but didn’t bloom this year.  I wonder why? Drought? Adapting to pots? Neighboring plants got bigger and blocked sunlight?

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Little Cadet 2017

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Best Seller 2017

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Chama Valley 

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Fine Time Lucille 8.9

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Fol de Rol 2017

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Pardon Me 2017

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Western Sandstone 2017

Tis the season to check these pots and see if they need dividing.  Then, there are the ones that have never bloomed in my yard – ever.  I think 1 more year and some may get recycled.  It seems only fair to give them another year in the pots to see.  They are Happy Happy, Scorpio, Coberg Fright Wig, Navajo Blanket, Sanctuary in the Sky, Fringe Benefit, Carlotta, and Quilt Patch.

I wish I had the energy that I did last year because time is getting shorter.  Sometimes I wish camping season and daylily season did not run concurrently.  I read my blog from last year, and I was burying pots every spare second.  Now, it feels like too much to add dirt to the bottoms of the pots that have settled.  And, I do need to dig up a couple in the Southwest garden and put in pots.  Dividing is easier in pots, though.  I guess it is my year not to bloom.  Droughts happen, and sometimes it isn’t about water.

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