July 1: Daylily Roll Call!

It is Sunday and the peak is starting.  It will probably take me an hour to get this bog with all the photos for the week published.  I am doing it this way so that each daylily comes up on a couple searches of the blog.  My job entails creating about 20 template emails a day for the following day – it is a lot of looking up progress and pasting from my last note.  Not a creative’s dream.  So, when I save my drafts for the day, I have a blank email to note that it is a new day – and that email is always named after a daylily.  The most creative 5 minutes/day of my job is picking this daylily.  The collages just don’t work.

So – We will start with the newbies.  Primal Scream is in bloom for the 3rd year.  Last year, the blooms were small and anemic.  She is now in an above ground put inside the Walkway Garden.  I hoped for more scapes, but 2 is OK for this year, gives the fall transplant.  Nothing beats her vibrant color.

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Primal Scream 7/1

Indian Giver was a newbie in the Southwest Garden.  She is a small daylily and was a bonus plant 3 years ago.  She only gets a couple buds every year.  She needs to be dug up and put in a buried pot, but the yucca is close, so not sure how I will get this done.  I would like to have more blooms.  She is adorable.

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Indian Giver 7/1

Last but not least, from my Family Garden is Stephanie Returns.  This flower makes my heart sad.  Losing a family member who is still alive is horrid.  Losing several is bitter and cruel.  Please don’t tell people you understand or offer advise while you are surrounded with family.  Please don’t tell people God is giving you this lesson for some reason or other.  Do bookmark this page and come back here and look at this flower and help send positive vibes to anyone in the universe who had ever known the heartbreak such a loss can bring.

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Stephanie Returns 7/1

OK – Enough heavy stuff.  Onward to the roll call.  Here go the A-Z blooms from 6/25 through today.  Enjoy.

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Alabama Jubilee 6/27

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Apache Bandana 6/29

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Aztec Firebird 7/1

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Black Arrowhead 6/30

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Black Ice 6/27

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Bluegrass Music 6/27

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Canyon Colors 6/30

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Catherine Irene 6/30

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Chaco Canyon 6/30

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Cheyenne Eyes 6/29

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Chokecherry Mountain 6/26

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Comanche Princess 6/26

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Dark Mystery (noid) 6/29

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Dream Keeper 6/25

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Early Bird Cardinal 7/1

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Electric Lizard 6/30

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Funny Valentine 6/30

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Happy Hopi 6/30

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Happy Returns 6/29

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Holy Sombrero 6/28

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Hopi Jewel 6/27

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Indian Love Call 6/28

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Inwood 6/30

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Jungle Queen 6/29

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Lady Fingers 7/1

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Laughing Feather 6/27

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Mesa Verde 6/29

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Mini Pearl 6/30

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Navajo Rodeo 7/1

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Nurse’s Stethoscope 7/1

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Papa Longlegs 6/30

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Passionate Returns 6/29

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Petite Petticoats 6/29

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Pink and Cream 6/26

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Pink Rain Dance 6/26

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Prairie Blue Eyes 6/25

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Pueblo Dancer 6/30

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Purple Many Faces 6/29

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Purple Mystique 6/30

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Red Riddle 6/30

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Return a Smile 7/1

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Rocky Mountain Pals 6/29

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Route 66 6/27

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Ruby Spider 6/29

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Ruby Stella 6/30

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Saratoga Springtime 6/28

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Soco Gap 7/1

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Stella de Oro 6/26

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Strutter’s Ball 6/29

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Talon 6/29

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The Colorado Kid 6/29

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Thin Man 7/1

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Treasure of the Southwest 7/1

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Wild Horses 6/29

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Wineberry Candy 6/26

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Yellow Punch 6/26

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Zuni Eye 6/26

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Zuni Thunderbird 6/30

Daylily Days Keep the Doctor Away

Daylilies are happy beings.  They bring smiles to the faces of passersby.  They give me something to look forward to all year . . . and every day.  I am sure they are good for my health.  Well, other than not enough sleep for a few weeks every year during peak.

Today, the doctor (well, nurse practitioner) was not kept away.  Time for a visit to check on some things.  Not all the news was good.  I am once again reminded that all my extra energy now needs to go into a resilience plan.  The daylilies are part of that plan.

So, I had a few new blooms today.  I think my favorite is Chokecherry Mountain.  It is another Ned Roberts spider.  I wasn’t sure at first if that name was really Southwestern – but I think it is named after a Mountain in Nevada, so that is good enough for me.  I love the patterns in the pedals.

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Soco Gap also appeared in the Southwest Garden today.  Soco Gap is a Native American name and she was a gift plant my year of the pilot out there.  I stuck her small fans between 2 yuccas.  It was quite a surprise the first year when she got as big as the yuccas.  I can’t dig her up now without stabbing myself, so she stays.

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Another favorite is Thin Man.  This was one of my first mail order daylilies.  I really had no idea the roots generally don’t bloom for a season, sometimes longer.  Thin Man has been a reliable bloomer.  I totally love the shape of this guy!

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Ruby Stella was one I added to the pot with Route 66.  She bloomed forever the first year – into November.  No blooms last year.  She is in the Rain Barrel Garden, so she gets her drip, drip, drip now.  Curious to see is she does her late-blooming act this year.

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Pink and Cream was a Lowe’s daylily that I picked up last year with Yellow Punch.  These are Stella hybrids.  Pink and Cream is my favorite of the two.  I like her flowing shape.

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That’s all folks.  The other blooms today were Talon, Comanche Princess, Navajo Rodeo, Apache Bandana, Indian Love Call, Pueblo Dancer, Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, The Colorado Kid, Happy Returns, Stella, Jungle Queen, Route 66, Funny Valentine, Dark Mystery, Platinium Palette Pink Whispers, Wineberry Candy, Nurse’s Stethoscope, Zuni Eye, Pink Rain Dance, and Hopi Jewel.  Goodness, we are not even at peak yet, though the Southwest Garden is right on the cusp of that stage.  I am bummed the bugs got all but one bud on Rocky Mountain Pals.  Overall, though, it hasn’t been a bad bug year.

 

Tiny Dancer

“Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
You had a busy day today” Elton John

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The new face today is a bloom that was labeled Pueblo Dancer, another Ned Roberts spider.  My 6th “Ned” this year in that garden.  Except, I don’t think it is Pueblo Dancer.  It’s pretty small for 40-inch scapes (try 12), and it is not the right colors.  Oh boy, the only one it looks like is Chokecherry Mountian . . . but that is in a different part of the garden. I guess I will post it to the Daylily Society and see what they think.

For tomorrow, there will be new ones.  I think Route 66.   I saw some others that were close but I don’t remember which now.  It has been a day of pushing hard at work when I could use some healing.  So, like the daylilies, it is time to let go and bloom again, tomorrow.