Christmas in August: The Ugly Daylily

The blooms thin out way too rapidly this time of the season.  Every day brings another finale or three.  I hung the black-out curtains on the poinsettia bloom closet so I can start forcing them in a couple of weeks.  It’s 90 degrees outside so it doesn’t feel right.  The amaryllis will come in soon, too.  Speaking of amaryllis, Ambience bloomed this weekend.  Well, more like she is blooming.  Unlike daylilies, she takes her time.  She blooms every summer at this time.  I call her the ugly daylily.  Unfortunately, the bugs love her thin blossoms.  But, her color is stunning just the same. She looks like Christmas in August.

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Amaryllis Ambience 8.11

Now, back to the real daylilies for the past two days.  I took last night off of the blog . . . needed a break.

Finales:

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Mini Pearl 8.11

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Royal Palace Prince 8.11

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Tiger Kitten 8.11

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Navajo Curls 8.12

Other Saturday and Sunday blooms:

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Pink and Cream 8.12

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Blue Beat 8.11

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Stella de Oro 8.11

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Ruby Stella 8.12

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Purple Corn Dancer 8.11

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Dream Catcher 8.11

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Indian Sky 8.11

That’s all folks.  We are headed into the quiet of late August.  No new scapes at this point.  I think we needed monsoon rain for that to happen.

 

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