Dog Day Bouquet

It’s National Dog Day!!!  Dogs and daylilies are my two most expensive hobbies.  LOL.  Well, my dogs help me garden to earn their keep.  They take naps in the sun for me and chase off every other dog who dares walk past my daylily garden.  My dogs have been sick a lot this summer, unfortunately.  Maizzy, the larger, short-haired chi, is just senior and Sazi, the small long-haired chi, has disc disease and was paralysed in June.  She slowly regains function – she is walking and running but lost a lot of feeling in her back legs.  I do blame that for part of the fact that my yard is not at its best. Of course, they are a happy part of my camping travels and the best companions ever!  Happy Dog Day pups!

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Kachina, Sazi, and Maizzy at Monument Valley last month.

What bloomed for them today?

Purple Corn Dancer is doing yoga around her bud.  I have a few more blooms to look forward to from her.

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Purple Corn Dancer doing yoga 8.26

Royal Palace Prince is on the new drip line and opened his last bud today. Hoping for more blooms next year.

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Royal Palace Prince 8.26

Mama Cuna also opened her last bud.  She is so big and showy – I may see if I can divide her and put a couple fans up in the front yard.

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Mama Cuna 8.26

Indian Sky – and I am not sure if she has buds left.  Maybe.  But, not many.

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Indian Sky 8.26

Purple Grasshopper – this would be Kachina’s favorite.  She loves to chase those things!  (Kachina is the Terrier).

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Purple Grasshopper 8.26

Ruby Stella – she is a champion bud maker this year and I have a few left to bloom.

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Ruby Stella 8.26

And, as the blooms fade away, the weeds seem more noticeable.  My front yard looks as gross as ever.  Don’t plant grass on a hill in the desert.  And, the daylilies can disrupt the sprinkler flow . . . which doesn’t help.  I am thinking of thyme or sedum for part of it – and maybe ornamental grass.  Thrilling to dig in this mud.  Can’t wait.  LOL.

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