It is Better than Therapy!

Here I am, finishing up my doctorate and still waiting for the next door to open.  My knuckles get raw from knocking.  They said it would open doors, and I need to stay optimistic, positive.

The garden helps.  And, the blog is to be my happy place, so I won’t dwell on bloody knuckles here.  I will say that when I left my computer to go put compost and manure in my daylily pots (some needed to be replanted do to settling), my mood shifted.  I was focused in the moment.  Painting daylily tiles does the same thing. Flow.  Loss of time, self. So, hey, what a blessing these guys are to grow.  It is more than the blooms . . . it is the cycle of life.

Today was my last Pizza Crust for the year.  It is a lot prettier later in the day to me.  So, this was actually taken in the evening.  Have to savor the last one.

 

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Pizza Crust – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

 

And. Stella.  She seems to be taking a break before sending new scapes . . . and I have 3 of her.  So, I shall be patient.

 

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Golden Stella – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

 

I still have Frans Hals, Heirloom Heaven, and Red Hot Returns. And, a few new plantings on the way . . . big, classy spiders.  I just love them with the yucca.  As Tom Hanks said in Castaway – Let’s see what the tide brings in tomorrow.  A new bloom, an interview, a porta-potty?  Here is to optimism!

 

A Classy Lady Comes to Town!

Ah, now I think, perhaps, the season of blooms is slowing down a bit.  At least as far as having a new cultivator every day or so.  But, hey, today I had several plants with three or four blooms at once.

But, hold on!  I did have a new girl today.  Her name is Classy Lady.  She was one of my fall auction purchases, along with Electric Lizard, Kokopelli, and Quilt Patch.  It looks like Quilt Patch will be my only non-bloomer this year.  I like this bloom – it has a shape like a gymnast.  And, a nice color to match.

 

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Classy Lady – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

 

Now, for my multiples – Marque Moon, Zuni Thunderbird, and South Seas.  The only down side is they burn buds fast this way.

 

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Marque Moon – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

 

 

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Zuni Thunderbird – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

 

 

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South Seas – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

 

And, today brought another visit from the monarch butterfly.  This time, she chose the Mexican Daylily (Shellflower).  I got several photos – the center of the collage is my favorite.

 

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From L to R: Top Row – Chorus Line, Lullaby Baby, Pick of the Litter, Lime Frost. Row Two: Classy Lady, Mexican Daylily with Monarch Butterfly, Thin Man.  Bottom Row: South Seas, Marque Moon, Stephanie Returns, Zuni Thunderbird.

 

Thank you, garden, for the therapy.  Great positive emotion to get me through a Monday. Only 5 months until Christmas.  I have a ton of painting to do this year 😉