July Daylily Round-up N-Z

Here is part 1 of this blog post These posts include all daylilies that were in bloom in July in my yard. Please see first post for more details.

Navajo Grey Hills 7.16-present
Nearly Wild 7.11-7.31
Nona’s Garnet Spider 7.5-7.18
Nosferatu 7.12-7.19 (end 7.19-7.24 during vaca)
Nurse’s Stethoscope 6.24-7.16
Oh Erica 7.17 (end 7.19-7.24 during vaca)
Ojo de Dios 6.28-7.15
Orange Flurry 7.10-7.26
Orange Vols 7.27-present
Orchid Moonrise 6.17-7.8
Papa Longlegs 7.2-7.17
Pardon Me 6.30-7.18
Passionate Returns 6.28-7.29
Petite Petticoats 6.26-7.10
Pink and Cream 6.24-7.11
Pink Enchalada 7.4-7.18
Pink Rain Dance 7.4-7.25
Pizza Crust (started week of 7.19)-present
Platinum Pink Pallet Whispers 6.21-7.2
Prairie Blue Eyes 7.1-7.27
Prelude to Love 7.3-8.1
Primal Scream 6.25-7.15
Pueblo Dreamer 7.5-7.19
Purple Corn Dancer 7.27-present
Purple de Oro 7.11-7.16
Purple Many Faces 7.17-7.27
Purple Thunderbird 7.26-present
Purple Grasshopper 6.11-present. Non-stop!
Purple Moonrise 6.15-7.5
“Purple Mystic” NOID 6.24-7.16
Quilt Patch 7.9-7.19
Raven Woodsong 7.8-present
Red Hot Returns 7.11-7.19 (ended 7.19-7.25 during vaca)
Red Riddle (NOID) 6.23-7.9
Return a Smile 6.25-7.14
Rocky Mountain Pals 7.9-7.28
Rosie’s Red 7.9-present
Route 66 7.1-7.19
Royal Braid 7.18 (ended 7.19-7.25 during vaca)
Royal Palace Prince 7.25-present
Ruby Spider 6.22-7.19 (ended 7.19-7.24 during vaca)
Ruby Stella 7.5-present
Santa Fe Christmas (right) 7.2-7.26
Santa’s Pants 6.26-7.9
Skinwalker 6.19 to present
Soco Gap 7.3-7.19
South Seas 6.30-7.25
Spirit of the Morning 7.12-8.1 (unless I missed a bud)
Stella 6.7-7.1
Stephanie Returns 6.30-7.28
Strutters Ball 7.5-7.27
Taco Twister 7.12-present
Talon 7.5-7.18
The Colorado Kid 6.23-7.18
Thin Man 7.3-7.18
Treasure of the Southwest 7.15-present
Truchas Sunrise 7.10-7.19

No U, No V – I need to fix that with some new flowers ūüôā

Wild Horses 6.15-7.3
Wild Rose Fandango 7.1-7.19
Winds of Love 7.13-7.27
Wineberry Candy 7.4-7.13

No X, either!

Yellow Punch 6.15-7.4 (first encore 7.31)
Zuni Eye 7.15-present
Zuni Thunderbird 7.19-present

That is all for July, folks. Look for our Colorado Day (8/1) blooms up next!

June Daylily Blooms A-Y (no Z yet)!

I’m back! My house is cleaner and I feel like I can pick-up the blog, again. Don’t worry, I spent my usual amount of time with my daylilies in the AM. I love getting photos of them – something to get out of bed for. After three years of a stressful job and a commute, I just had to clean because my poor home has been like a neglected garden. I needed to pull weeds and plant some new seeds.

I am going to show off my June blooms (A to Z) for June in this post. I am going to have a good bloom rate this year and it sort of scares me what peak will be like with all my plants so happy. Good thing the house is clean. I count 51 cultivators for June 2021. Last year, it was 50 in June – so close. I think I have about 180 cultivators now – almost 30% have bloomed.

Alabama Jubilee – premiered 6.26
All American Chief premiered 6.22
Apache Bandana premiered 6.30
Big Red Rhyme (my NOID name for her) premiered 6.22
Canyon Colors premiered 6.15
Catherine Irene premiered 6.24
Chaco Canyon premiered 6.27
Chief Four Fingers premiered 6.27 (with some bug damage but more buds ahead)
Comanche Princess premiered 6.18
Dream Keeper premiered 6.11, finale was 7.1
Early Bird Cardinal premiered 6.27
Echo Canyon premiered 6.21
“Fringe Benefit” premiered 6.27 (mislabeled bonus but I still call her that)
Funny Valentine premiered 6.20
Happy Returns – I believe the real cultivator is yellow and some of my gold ones are actually Stella – this one premiered 6.25
Hopi Jewel premiered 6.27
Indian Giver premiered 6.30
Inwood premiered 6.22
Kachina Dancer premiered 6.30
Kokopelli premiered 6.25
Lady Fingers premiered 6.23
Land of Enchantment premiered 6.23
Mauna Loa premiered 6.27
Mesa Verde premiered 6.15
Mini Pearl premiered 6.26
Mount Echo Sunrise premiered 6.28
Nurse’s Stethoscope (the only registered daylily I helped to name) premiered 6.24
Ojo de Dios premiered 6.28
Orchid Moonrise premiered 6.17
Pardon Me premiered 6.30
Passionate Returns premiered 6.28
Petite Petticoats premiered 6.26
Pink and Cream premiered 6.24
Platinum Pink Pallet Whispers premiered 6.21
Primal Scream premiered 6.25
Purple Grasshopper premiered 6.11
Purple Moonrise (larger bloom on the R, to the left is Orchid Moonrise) premier bloom 6.15
Purple Mystic (my name for NOID) premiered 6.24
Red Riddle (my name for NOID) premiered 6.23
Return a Smile premiered 6.25
Ruby Spider premiered 6.22
Santa’s Pants premiered 6.26
Saratoga Springtime premier 6/3, finale 6.23 – The star of early daylily season. A big, fancy yellow trumpet.
Scorpio premier 6.26, finale 6.29. Only two buds for the first bloom ever after 5 years in my yard.
South Seas premier 6.30
Stella premier 6.7 and dwindling – I don’t think we have a finale yet but maybe.
Stephanie Returns premier 6.30
The Colorado Kid premier 6.23
Wild Horses premier 6.15
Yellow Punch premier 6.15
Yellow Stella premier 6.18

Let’s close the book on June for 2021 – It’s a wrap!

July’s Colorful Parade

Are you ready for a beautiful July parade? Here goes – a listing of all of my daylilies that had first blooms in July. I count 81. Enjoy!

Apache Bandana 7.6.20
Autumn Jewels 7.22.20
Aztec Firebird 7.22.20
Baja 7.18.20
Bela Lugosi 7.22.20
Bella Boo 7.6.20
Black Arrowhead 7.19.20
Black Eyed Susan 7.2.20
Black Ice 7.22.20
Bold Tiger 7.26.20
Carlotta 7,30.20
Cheddar Cheese 7.4.20
Cherokee Star 7.6.20
Chokecherry Mountain 7.20.20
Chorus Line 7.29.20
Classy Lady 7.29.20
Coyote Laughs 7.17.20
Cripple Creek 7.29.20
Dancing Maiden 7.20.20
Desert Icicle 7.30.20
Dream Catcher 7.28.20
El Desperado 7.30.20
Fairy Tale Pink 7.22.20
Fine Time Lucille 7.19.20
Fooled Me 7.6.20
Frans Hals 7.22.20
Fringe Benefit 7.21.10
Glen Eyrie 7.29.30
Golden Eclipse 7.30.20
Happy Hopi 7.3.20
Heirloom Heaven 7.30.20
Heron’s Cove 7.3.1
Hesperus 7.29.30
Holy Sombrero 7.3.20
Hopi Jewel 7.17.1
Iktomi 7.30.20
Indian Giver 7.2.20
Indian Sky 7.28.20
Just Plum Happy 7.16.1
Kachina Firecracker 7.30.20
Kiva Dancer 7.4.20
Lacy Doily 7.7.1
Lime Frost 7.16.20
Lobo Lucy 7.21.20
Longlesson Showoff 7.20.20
Mama Cuna 7.22.20
Marque Moon 7.21.20
Maya Cha Cha 7.22.20
Navajo Grey Hills 7.30.20
Nona’s Garnet Spider 7.28.20
Nosferatu 7.27.20
Orange Flurry 7.26.20
Orange Vols 7.28.20
Painted Petroglyph 7.21.20
Papa Longlegs 7.16.20
Pardon Me 7.17.20
Passionate Returns 7.17.20
Prairie Wildfire 7.2.20
Prelude to Love 7.27.20
Purple de Oro 7.4.20
Raspberry Propeller 7.17.20
Raven Woodsong 7.18.20
Red Hot Returns 7.17.20
Red Mystery 7.17.20
Route 66 7.5.20
Royal Palace Prince 7.30.20
Ruby Stella 7.30.20
Shape Shifter 7.22.20
Skinwalker 7.29.20
Soco Gap 7.5.20
South Seas 7.17.20
Spirit of the Morning 7.27.20
Moon over Chimayo 7.20.20
Stephanie Returns 7.19.20
Taco Twister 7.21.20
Talon 7.27.20
Thin Man 7.4.20
Treasure of the Southwest 7.30.20
Twirling Pinata 7.29.20
Winds of Love 7.19.20
Zuni Thunderbird 7.22.20

Serendipity

Today, I had 39 cultivators in bloom. I may miss the peak over the next week – but until I am retired and can choose to separate my summer camping trip from daylily peak . . .

Monarch Butterfly on Black Eyed Susan 7.5.20

I was looking at my cell photos and posting to Facebook when I remembered that I didn’t get a shot of Black Eyed Susan. I went back out front to get one and I got a surprise visit from a monarch. Camo colors.

Maya Cha Cha 7.5.20

I had 3 premiers today – two were Ned Roberts spiders back for another year. Maya Cha Cha is one of my favorite because it reminds me of my granddaughter, Maia. It is so beautiful – just like she is.

Twirling Pinata 7.5.20

Twirling Pinata showed up for the first time since 2018. Not sure that happened last year. Weirdly, Purple Grasshopper and Cricket Call are both scapeless this year. Not sure why that happens – sort of miss my purple bugs.

Pardon Me 7.5.20

And, a little mini that I like called Pardon Me. I have had her for a long time – way before I was collecting daylilies like I am now.

Wild Horses 7.5.20

I had two finales – Kokopelli and Wild Horses. See ya next year!

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Tomorrow, I have an early appointment with my nurse practitioner. Best log off. Tomorrow – more serendipity.

Counting Flowers on the Wall; That Don’t Bother Me At All!

So, I had a record number of cultivators in bloom the day before my trip, but no time to blog. Tomorrow, I’m home but too late to see any blooms. So, here is the 7/16 batch. Honestly, I don’t remember which were new bloom, but I’ll try. It’ll be good to see what’s new on Sunday!

Premiers:

Apache Beacon 7/16

Inwood 7/17

Wild Rose Fandango 7/16

Coral Taco 7/16

Little Cadet 7/16

Winds of Love 7/16

Lacey Doily 7/16

Royal Palace Prince 7/16

Black Eyed Susan 7/16

Anasazi 7/16

Reruns – lots and lots of reruns:

Purple de Oro 7/16

Mauna Loa 7/16

Longlesson Show-off 7/16

South Seas 7/16

Isaac 7/16

Stephanie Returns 7/16

Passionate Returns 7/16

Prairie Wildfire 7/16

Catherine Irene 7/16

Strutter’s Ball 7/16

Prairie Blue Eyes 7/16

Red Riddle 7/16

Indian Love Call 7/16

Purple Many Faces 7/16

Iktomi 7/16

Indian Love Call 7/16

Chief Four Fingers 7/16

Zuni Thunderbird 7/16

Rocky Mountain Friends 7/16

Soco Gap 7/16

Black Ice 7/16

Maya Cha Cha 7/16

Purple Mystery 7/16

Ruby Spider 7/16

Comanche Princess 7/16

Mildred Mitchell 7/16

Thin Man 7/16

Lady Fingers 7/16

Papa Long Legs 7/16

Purple Grasshopper 7/16

Chaco Canyon 7/16

Happy Hopi 7/16

Feather Woman 7/16

Ojo de Dios 7/16

Canyon Colors 7/16

Cheddar Cheese 7/16

Mesa Verde 7/16

Primal Scream 7/16

The Colorado Kid 7/16

Melon Balls 7/16

Pardon Me 7/16

Cricket Call 7/16

Wineberry Candy 7/16

Raspberry Propeller 7/16

Route 66 7/16

Golden Stella 7/16

Yellow Punch 7/16

Early Bird Cardinal 7/16

Pink and Cream 7/16

Mini Pearl 7/16

Orange Flurry 7/16

Golden Stella 7/16

Cheyenne Eyes 7/16

Pink Enchilada 7/16

Apache Bandana 7/16

Sleeping In

The season winds down, and I find myself hitting my snooze a couple extra times.¬† The work of the daylilies has gotten to be a lot less intensive. It has positives and negatives.¬† Here are today’s bloomers:

Finales:

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Nearly Wild 8.9

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Pizza Crust 8.9

The rest from 8.9:

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Purple Corn Dancer

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Pink and Cream

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Dream Catcher 8.9

For fun, let’s look at the Walkway Garden cultivators that bloomed last year, but didn’t bloom this year.¬† I wonder why? Drought? Adapting to pots? Neighboring plants got bigger and blocked sunlight?

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Little Cadet 2017

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Best Seller 2017

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Chama Valley 

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Fine Time Lucille 8.9

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Fol de Rol 2017

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Pardon Me 2017

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Western Sandstone 2017

Tis the season to check these pots and see if they need dividing.  Then, there are the ones that have never bloomed in my yard Рever.  I think 1 more year and some may get recycled.  It seems only fair to give them another year in the pots to see.  They are Happy Happy, Scorpio, Coberg Fright Wig, Navajo Blanket, Sanctuary in the Sky, Fringe Benefit, Carlotta, and Quilt Patch.

I wish I had the energy that I did last year because time is getting shorter.¬† Sometimes I wish camping season and daylily season did not run concurrently.¬† I read my blog from last year, and I was burying pots every spare second.¬† Now, it feels like too much to add dirt to the bottoms of the pots that have settled.¬† And, I do need to dig up a couple in the Southwest garden and put in pots.¬† Dividing is easier in pots, though.¬† I guess it is my year not to bloom.¬† Droughts happen, and sometimes it isn’t about water.

Catch 22

I swore I would not work putting pots in the Southwest garden again today.  I lost the bet with myself.  Because there was an area on the thriving side that looked sad and I was curious.  What did I find?  Lots of tree roots.  Even the daylily that I put in a half pot a couple months ago had roots growing up into the pot Рbut the daylily was doing better than without the pot.

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Such findings make me feel a little nauseated, really.  I made an investment in daylilies after doing a pilot out there.  All my pilot plants did (and do) beautifully.  So, I make a bigger garden spot there.  The problem is that I think the scale is drawing the roots.  In the pilot, I hand watered.  But, now I have to mass water and fertilize.  The half pot I dug up had roots woven around the outside of the pot in its exact shape.  They dominate.

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So, now I think I may have to do real garden pots (as opposed to nursery pots) out there,¬†after all. ¬†The reason is that if I cut big enough holes in the pot bottoms to protect from root rot, I get root invasion. ¬†Catch 22. ¬†The real (decorative plastic) pots that I used in the front garden have a second bottom piece to help with drainage – so I can have a large drainage hole and roots can’t really grow up into the daylily space. ¬†Oh, I will work with the nursery pots for this year. But, I see the future. ¬†I am feeling like a farmer now.

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I also divided several more daylilies.  Little by little, the fall work is getting done.  I am really ready for a boring split shift where I walk the dogs downtown. I feel overwhelmed with daylilies.  Seriously.  Am I ready to be a farmer?

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Anyway, enjoy my blooms from today. ¬†I’ll worry about the tree roots.

Sick Day Bouquet

Today, I ended up taking half the day off as a sick day. ¬†It makes me feel guilty to write a blog with the smattering of photos I managed this AM. ¬†But, believe me, the 4 hours of hard sleep and other viral symptoms are as real as the beauty of the flower. ¬†My first sick day in the year I have worked there . . . well, almost a year. ¬†I’m sure my crazy shifts in the yard added to the exhaustion.

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Of course, there are no new blooms today. ¬†I sort of like the fall in daylily-ville, because you don’t have to look as hard to be sure you didn’t miss one.

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This weekend is camping weekend. ¬†I also hope to get the daylily roots washed for my coworkers so I can mail them on Wednesday next week. ¬†I have a few more divisions to do . . . some of my co-workers down South will do better with the evergreens. ¬†I just haven’t gotten that far yet. ¬†And, I have a musical pots thing that needs to happen. ¬†But, before that MORE garden soil to buy. ¬†Jeez.

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In thinking of next year, I think I will pull two of my three Stellas completely out of their pots and add divisions of Pink & Cream and Yellow Punch.  They have earned their stripes as pretty rebloomers this year.  The color and shape is better than Stella.

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With all these pots, next year I may have a daylily yard sale.  I love to give them away.  And, if the pots do well, I will have more than enough for that.  So, maybe a little one-day sale or something.  I need to think about it.  Anyone with any experience out there?  Or is online better?

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For winter, I want to blog more about my poinsettias, orchids, and Amaryllis.  I actually may look at other Christmas bloomers.  I got the coolest Mexican pottery at . . . Walmart.  It was a few weeks ago . . .  amazing prices.  Anyway, thinking of some winter wonder bloomers in there.  Ah, it is time to sleep, again.

 

Just A Flower I Can Help Along

Today was the day I finally got the Southwestern Garden mostly redone.  What a lot of work . . . seriously, my back is DONE digging for a bit.  I thought it might be fun to show a couple photos.  So, this side is the one I have been working on.  All but a handful of daylilies now rests within a nursery pot that is buried under ground.  These ones have been trimmed so that they can focus on some new roots before freeze.

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And, this is the other side, where the daylilies are blooming size.  Much happier than the other side.  There used to be a pine tree out there, then a new sewer where I think they used a sandier fill dirt on the side with the happier daylilies.  Perhaps water, too.  Today, I got my soak hose system in.  I am pretty jazzed.  I think it will prove to be the best system I have ever had.  It is amazing how the clay soil is always hard and dry, no matter what.

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So, today I had some great blooms.  I barely had time to notice them, but they did remind me that the backbreaking work will pay off in blooms (I hope).  (In order РFeatured photo is Heirloom Heaven; Pictured first below is Passionate Returns, then Western Sandstone, Pink and Cream and Pardon Me.

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I also divided daylilies for friends.  That was kind of fun, actually.  Beats digging holes in adobe clay soil with roots.  I could make a good mud house with that stuff, though.  I went through 8 big bags of soil this weekend.  Crazy!

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Upward Spirals

The daylily garden is my happy place.  Gardening brings a feeling of flow Рor a loss of self.  And, with daylilies, my optimism, curiosity, creativity, and appreciation of nature strengths kick in, bringing a sense of joy.

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And, today must have been extra nice because I managed to take 30 pictures with only 4 cultivators in bloom.  Well, and I snuck in a couple shots of my mini sunflowers, Mexican daylilies (shellflowers), and my confused amaryllis (yes, it is about to bloom in my yard).

It was a nice daylily day, though, despite the small number in bloom. ¬†First of all, Western Sandstone bloomed for the first time ever in my yard. ¬†This one was ordered the first year I was doing roots .¬†. . 2014? ¬†And, so it is a gardener’s triumph! ¬†A pretty one, too. ¬†(pictured below)

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So, back to the happy place. ¬†There is some good science that says we need 3 positives for every negative (emotion/event) to flourish. ¬†Or, somewhere around that number. When we flourish, we broaden and build resources. ¬†A month or two ago, I was feeling weighed down in some stuff that was creating an amazing negative spiral out of life. ¬†Having the daylilies to focus on is hugely therapeutic. ¬†No wonder the longest lived populations all garden!!! No wonder we call it “flourishing.”

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Tomorrow, maybe Pizza Crust will bring a smile. ¬†Or, my silly amaryllis ūüôā