Red Hot Returns

This daylily name reminds me of a politician’s IRS filing.  It was added to the front lawn daylily area because my others are all mid-only bloomers.  I like the red and green combo.  It has a brand new scape, which is cool because Stella dropped hers for now. (PS – I believe this is the last new cultivator to bloom this year unless someone surprises me.)



Red Hot Returns – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt


Speaking of Stella, she did show up today.



Stella de Oro – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt


I haven’t talked about my daylily helpers.  Meet my dogs, Maizzy and Kachina.  Maizzy is named for my grandkids, Maia and Isaac.  And, Kachina was named Tina in the shelter.  I had just planted Kachina Firecracker and Kachina Dancer when I got her – so her name was changed to Kachina.  Named for a doll and a daylily. She lives up to both names.



Daylily Dogs – Maizzy and Kachina (in that order)


So, it is back to the hunt, for me.  And, this time it isn’t Ned Roberts daylilies.  Well, not exclusively, anyway.

A Little Something Different

I went to take my daylily photos this morning and my camera did not cooperate.  Dead battery.  The hazard to being addicted to daylilies, I suppose.  It’s my summer road trip this year, though.  So, time to savor it!

Today was different because my daughter and grandkids are in town for a couple of days.  Tonight, swimming.  Tomorrow, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.  And, so for today, a short blog.

The new kid today is one called Fairy Tale Pink.  It looks more peach in the sunlight.  I love the lines coming from the throat.  It is a unique addition to the batch.



Fairy Tale Pink – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt


Today was Zuni Thunderbird’s last bloom.  I fell in love with this whimsical bloom for some reason.  I am definitely painting this one.



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


So, dead battery.  What’s a photographer to do?  I substituted with my Kindle for the early photos and used some of the filters that I have on my photoshop app.  I’ve been wanting to do that.  And, the hour is late . . .



From L to R: Top Row -Fairy Tale Pink, Ghost Ranch, Mini Pearl.  Row Two – Soco Gap, Marque Moon, Stella de Oro, Ruby Stella. Bottom Row – Skinwalker, South Seas, Zuni Thunderbird.