Five Months Until Christmas!!!

The rain is pouring outside as the thunder crashes.  It was hot today and I had over 70 blooms, again. For some reason, the 7/25 hit me as 5 months until Christmas.  The daylilies will lie still under the ground and snow; under layers of leaf mulch.  I will be inside bored and playing with orchids and poinsettias as the daylilies rest before the next season.  I thought I would share my two Christmas named daylilies from today as a reminder that the seasons change so quickly.

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Santa Fe Christmas 7/25

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Santa’s Pants 7/25

I got called in early to work, so my daylily photos had to wait until after work – late afternoon.  Some were a little weathered, but all were fully open (which is a challenge before work).  I had 3 new kids today – and I forgot to take a photo of Navajo Grey Hills.  I saw it but got distracted by all the others so had to blow up a photo of it in the background (see top photo).  Tired and out of sync.

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Navajo Grey Hills – 7/25

Today’s Premiers include Classy Lady – she was one that was either a bonus or an add on to a lily auction order.  I like her shape and color – she is a consistent bloomer.

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Classy Lady 7/25

Tiger Kitten gave us her first purr for the season.  I am fairly sure she was a bonus.  Seriously, I paid nothing for many of my daylilies.  Others were only a few dollars online.  Nurse’s Stethoscope was my most expensive at about $100.  But, I helped to name her so it was a treat.  (She suffered a set back with the cold spring but finally has a scape.)

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Tiger Kitten 7/25

The last Premier is Bella Boo.  I got Bella Boo and Platinum Pink Palet Whispers for $10 for 2 deal at a local nursery a couple years ago.  I stuck them in the same pot.  I think this might be Bella’s first bloom ever in my yard.

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Bella Boo 7/25

My flowers are so beautiful at peak.  I love the huge spiders the most.  Tomorrow, we will see what blooms after the downpour.   PS – Speaking of Christmas and poinsettias, the cold spring has my plants looking like they should in mid-June.  Sort of wondering if they will come back enough before fall.

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