Not much new today. 65 or 70 daylilies with scapes. No new premiers today. Some days, this is my favorite part of the season because everything is still a mystery and my other flowers don’t get lost in the crowd.
The heat is hot (we will reach 00 this week and are in exceptional drought. I still have daylily water, but the insects are bad.
I think the “but it’s a dry heat” doesn’t apply to daylilies.
Sometimes, I feel a little sad that daylilies are the dominant plant in my yard. And, that camping season is superimposed on daylily season. To top that off, I have so many other plants that bloom in summer.
I feel like those plants get ignored. I nurture the plants all winter, many as houseplants. And, boom, I barely notice their gorgeous blooms because 50 daylilies are competing for my time.
Today, I walked my yard and took pictures of a dozen or so plants that are brightly blooming right now.
It’s a weird bunch, from Thanksgiving cactus to white iris. From native to tropical.
I have more than are pictured here because I ended up with lots of pansies and petunias in color bowls.
The oldest plant in bloom today is likely my Thanksgiving cactus or the bromeliad. All about 5 years with me. The youngest I planted yesterday.
I wish there were more blues to contrast the daylilies – pansies and petunias help.
I think daylily season starts tomorrow or Friday in my yard. Saratoga Springtime is about to burst. I have 30 scapes up, but none close to blooming. It seems a little late, but not much. I hope my bloom rate is good with the drought. It tends to be worse on drought years.
Anyway, if I don’t get too burned out blogging, maybe I’ll do an extra post every so often about the other bloomers.