If yesterday was a little quiet (for July) in my garden, today was a bit overwhelming. There were several new faces.
Thin Man bloomed for the first time ever – the biggest bloom (12 inches) in my garden.
Thin Man – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt
One of my Ned Roberts Southwest spiders also showed his colors for the first time ever in my yard. Meet Aztec Firebird.
Aztec Firebird – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt
And, a nice little addition called Pick of the Litter was also a first-time in my yard bloomer today. Funny, this was a gift plant and I don’t remember the plant it came with – or if that plant has bloomed.
Pick of the Litter – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt
First blooms for 2016 in my existing daylilies included one that I don’t have a name for – so I decided to call it Montrose Sunset. I picked this up when I xeriscaped a few years ago . . . before I was a true hobbiest. And, I cannot find the name but I like the bloom a lot.
??? “Montrose Sunset” – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt
Prelude to Love is a pretty dark red/purple bloom that reappears each year, as well.
Prelude to Love – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt
Strutter’s Ball is one I added last year and (like its neighbors, Inwood and Funny Valentine) it is astruggling to produce blooms this year. I decided today that when my blues finish blooming in a week or two, I will switch their locations and see what happens. The issue, I believe, is figuring out which pots the sprinkler system over-waters, and which it under-waters. And, then, balancing that.
Strutter’s Ball – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt
Cheddar Cheese, aptly, lives near my outdoor grill and is back to top-off our hamburgers.
Cheddar Cheese – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt
Blackthorn is one I put in last year – I really like this bloom!
Blackthorne – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt
And, here is today’s collage. I tried to put this is semi-rainbow order. It is a lot of color, for sure. The peak has come to this yard on the Colorado Plateau.
From L to R: Top Row: Route 66, ? “Montrose Sunset”, Isaac, Mildred Mitchell, Razzamatazz, Prelude to Love. Row Two: Indian Love Call, Soco Gap, Aztec Firebird, Lady Fingers, Purple De Oro, Strutters Ball. Row Three: Early Bird Cardinal, Thin Man, Cheddar Cheese, (Lady Fingers), Blackthorn, VooDoo Dancer. Bottom Row: Stephanie Returns, Pick of the Litter and Return a Smile.
Hey, folks, that is eight new blooms in the yard today. That puts me at circa 45 different blooms this year. (That means about 90 have not bloomed – but many are year ones or small year twos.) I only need 20+ more to hit 50%. I have a lot of scapes – so maybe . . . stay tuned.