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!

Daylilies of Corona: June Blooms

Last year, I posted all my blooms each week on Sunday since it is too much to do daily. This year, I am going to try to do a recap at the end of the month. So, for June 2020, we had the following 50:

All American Chief 6.26.20
Blue Beat 6.2020
Canyon Colors 6.19.20
Catherine Irene 6.28.20
Chaco Canyon 6.25.20
Cheyenne Eyes 6.30.20
Comanche Princess 6.29.20
Coral Taco 6.30.20
Dream Keeper 6.7.20
Early Bird Cardinal 6.29.20
Echo Canyon 6.29.20
Funny Valentine 6.19.20
Happy Returns 6.21.20
Hopi Jewel 6.28.20
Indian Love Call 6.25.20
Inwood 6.24.20
Jungle Queen 6.21.20
Kachina Dancer 6.30.20
Kokopelli 6.25.20
Lady Fingers 6.30.20
Land of Enchantment 6.20.20
Laughing Feather 6.26.20
Mauna Loa 6.28.20
Mesa Verde 6.28.20
Mildred Mitchell 6.24.20
Mini Pearl 6.28.20
Mount Echo Sunrise 6.30.20
Name Unknown “Nosferatwo” 6.25.20
Nurse’s Stethoscope 6.22.20
Ojo de Dios 6.28.20
Petite Petticoats 6.24.20
Pink and Cream 6.24.20
Pink Enchilada 6.30.20
Pink Rain Dance 6.29.20
Prairie Blue Eyes 6.29.20
Primal Scream 6.30.20
Purple Many Faces 6.25.20
Return a Smile 6.25.20
Rocky Mountain Pals 6.29.20
Ruby Spider 6.24.20
Santa’s Pants 6.28.20
Saratoga Springtime 6.18.20
Golden Stella de Oro 6.18.20
Yellow Stella de Oro 6.28.20
The Colorado Kid 6.24.20
Thin Man 6.30.30
Wild Horses 6.29.20
Wineberry Candy 6.28.20
Yellow Punch 6.19.20

Humungous Red Spiders

Humungous red spiders surviving in a drought. Something the opposite of itsy bitsy spiders in the rain. Plus, these spiders are daylilies.

Kachina Dancer 6.30.20

I only had two premiers today, and 30 total blooms. The first premier is one of the daylilies that my pup, Kachina, is named after. Yep, I was planting my daylilies when I rescued her. Her name was Tina . . . so Kachina fit perfectly. Honestly, I think this is the only bloom I have ever had on this particular cultivator in 4 years since I planted. So, that is a real premier bloom.

Thin Man 6.30.20

The second big spider was one of my early mail order daylilies. I think it reminded me of Ruby Spider. This is probably one of the biggest blooms in my collection if you measure petal-end to petal-end.

Nurse’s Stethoscope 6.30.20

The wind blew in cold and a touch of rain. It took forever for a lot of the blooms to open and they always look funky when that happens. But, the two big, old red spiders were wide awake.

Santa’s Pants 6.30.20

I’m up to 50 cultivators that have bloomed now. That is 30% and it isn’t July yet. Let’s see what tomorrow brings.

Mediocre

Maybe it is because last year we had the rain and we were officially not in a drought that makes this year seem mediocre. I don’t mean bad . . . I just mean a pretty good drought year. But, an exceptional drought year just the same.

My irrigation water basically comes from a system that feeds off the Gunnison – This is Blue Lake Reservoir, where we camped, and it looks pretty full so far.

There are a few cultivators that didn’t bloom last year that usually are reliable – I think it was the freezing rain that stopped them. This year, Navajo Rodeo and Papa Longlegs sit looking like tall grass. Maybe I need to get the new pots going this fall – maybe the tree roots are taking over, again. I mean – the tree is thirsty, too.

Santa’s Pants 6.28.20

I had some premiers today – perhaps I should start with Santa Claus – because Santa’s Pants showed up today.

Wineberry Candy 6.28.20

Wineberry Candy also had a premier bloom. She doesn’t fit my name theme at all, but I wanted a new daylily the day I saw her.

Catherine Irene 6.28.20

Speaking of name themes – another from my family garden had a premier today. Catherine Irene – named for my mom. She is a pretty little mini.

Early Bird Cardinal 6.28.20

And, Early Bird Cardinal showed up for the first time. When I put the sprinkler (drip) system in a week ago, I wondered if I was on-time because her buds were so dry. But, they seem much happier with a little more water. Sadly, my porch drip system battery died and I didn’t notice – I lost some buds off of primal scream. Darn drought. We need monsoons.

Dream Keeper 6.26.20

And, one finale while I was gone yesterday – Dream Keeper. My spring bloomers are hibernating. Seems too soon.

A nice cluster of Ojo de Dios today

It was a fun weekend camping and I need to hit the hay. Tomorrow, another day of novel pretty blooms to explore. Good night!

Colorado Day: My Top 10 Red Daylilies

August 1st brought a cool day with rain.  School starts next week, work is buzzing.  But, I tell myself, we are still 6 weeks from fall and the short day, cool seasons. August 1st is also Colorado Day.  Colorado means red.  So, since I have no new cultivators today (but still 50+ in bloom), I thought I would share my top 10 red daylilies.  Here they are in no particular order:

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Ruby Spider – one of my oldest daylilies – 2019

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Baja – another oldy but goodie (looks like velvet) – 2019

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Route 66 – nice colors (she brings to mind my spring road trip) – 2019

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Maya Cha Cha – This is for my Granddaughter, Maia! – 2019

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Apache Bandana – an eye-catching flower – 2019

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Santa’s Pants – a jolly old soul – 2019

 

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Fox Ears – I simply love the shape! – 2019

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Nurse’s Stethoscope – I helped name this one (my legacy) – 2019

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Navajo Rodeo – I like the distinctive shape and the name – 2019

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Kachina Firecracker – looks like red ribbons – 2019

What’s your favorite?

The Daylilies of Winter

The heat of July is upon us!  I got stung by a wasp last night and I get a local, allergic reaction.  So, my hand is red, swollen, blistered and itches horribly.  Summer . . . one of my favorite seasons.  Yet, those bugs . . .

So, to shift thoughts to times where wasps are non-existent, let me shift to our one and only Premier daylily bloom today. (I still had almost 60 in bloom).¬† Her name is Candy Cane Dreams and I got her as a bonus with Santa’s Pants.¬† I had no idea where to put her, so she is in the barrel planter with Black-Eyed Susan and Stella.¬† She is kind of cool – she does look like Santa’s Pants!

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Candy Cane Dreams 7/29

OK – So that always gets me thinking of the winter named daylilies.¬† Here is Santa’s Pants from a few days ago:

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Santa’s Pants – July 2019

What others that bring to mind winter . . . surely Lime Frost (in bloom today)

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Lime Frost 7/29

And, Black Ice (from a few days ago):

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Black Ice – July, 2019

What about Desert Icicle? – here she is from this weekend:

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Desert Icicle – July, 2019

Santa Fe Christmas, of course, blooming today:

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Santa Fe Christmas 7/29

Oh, and Funny Valentine from a couple weeks ago:

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Funny Valentine – July, 2019

Orange Flurry from today sounds like snow:

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Orange Flurry 7/29

What about Autumn Jewels from today to start to cool off?

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Autumn Jewels 7/29

I’m feeling cooler already – now for the antihistamine and hopefully some sleep.

 

Five Months Until Christmas!!!

The rain is pouring outside as the thunder crashes.  It was hot today and I had over 70 blooms, again. For some reason, the 7/25 hit me as 5 months until Christmas.  The daylilies will lie still under the ground and snow; under layers of leaf mulch.  I will be inside bored and playing with orchids and poinsettias as the daylilies rest before the next season.  I thought I would share my two Christmas named daylilies from today as a reminder that the seasons change so quickly.

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Santa Fe Christmas 7/25

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Santa’s Pants 7/25

I got called in early to work, so my daylily photos had to wait until after work Рlate afternoon.  Some were a little weathered, but all were fully open (which is a challenge before work).  I had 3 new kids today Рand I forgot to take a photo of Navajo Grey Hills.  I saw it but got distracted by all the others so had to blow up a photo of it in the background (see top photo).  Tired and out of sync.

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Navajo Grey Hills – 7/25

Today’s Premiers include Classy Lady – she was one that was either a bonus or an add on to a lily auction order.¬† I like her shape and color – she is a consistent bloomer.

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Classy Lady 7/25

Tiger Kitten gave us her first purr for the season.¬† I am fairly sure she was a bonus.¬† Seriously, I paid nothing for many of my daylilies.¬† Others were only a few dollars online.¬† Nurse’s Stethoscope was my most expensive at about $100.¬† But, I helped to name her so it was a treat.¬† (She suffered a set back with the cold spring but finally has a scape.)

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Tiger Kitten 7/25

The last Premier is Bella Boo.¬† I got Bella Boo and Platinum Pink Palet Whispers for $10 for 2 deal at a local nursery a couple years ago.¬† I stuck them in the same pot.¬† I think this might be Bella’s first bloom ever in my yard.

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Bella Boo 7/25

My flowers are so beautiful at peak.  I love the huge spiders the most.  Tomorrow, we will see what blooms after the downpour.   PS РSpeaking of Christmas and poinsettias, the cold spring has my plants looking like they should in mid-June.  Sort of wondering if they will come back enough before fall.

The Ugly Daylily!

Here comes winter.¬† And, time to focus on my indoor bloomers.¬† I am taken back by still having buds on my Santa’s Pants daylily.¬† Especially when my poinsettia is in bloom.¬† For fun, I plucked off the bloom late in the day and placed it¬†in the poinsettia.

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I have increased the sun to the poinsettia since that time, and the pink is really darkening up.  This was dapple pink last year. This is my second time to rebloom a poinsettia Рand I did better this year.  Boy, you gotta want that bloom.  I have been covering with black trash bags and putting under my desk (that now has a curtain to block the light underneath).  This one bloomed quickly and easily.  My smaller one lingers in deciding to bloom.

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Oh, and I got 3 new amaryllis bulbs to start.  Mine are still in hibernation and set to come out in about a week and a half.  I am guessing I will have blooms through January.  Of all my winter bloomers, the amaryllis remind me most of daylilies.  The bid stalk and the huge bright blooms.

And, a new poinsettia Рorange is what I wanted most to replace.  I think a purple if I see one, too.  Maybe a variegated one. That is it though.

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A new Thanksgiving cactus, too.¬† I’m about done planting up my house now.¬† It is on to creating grow light areas in a couple new places to boost the light.

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Santa came early . . . or late!

I haven’t blogged since fall hit the air.¬† (And, I adopted a new special needs dog.) But, today warrants a post because I had a new (first time in my “yard”) daylily bloom today.¬† And, the funny thing is that it was Santa’s Pants .¬†.¬†. seems appropriate for the season.¬† The other odd thing is that one of my poinsettias is already blooming some.¬† So, what a great combo.¬† Summer and winter, together on Halloween.

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By way of history, I noticed a scape on Santa’s Pants circa 3 weeks ago – after we fell to 26 degrees.¬† But, I am optimistic and it was potted, so I moved it into my back porch, with some nights in my bathroom (I have to hang it to cat-proof it) and some warm days in the full sun outside.¬† The temperature is warmer on the porch, but the light is more direct outside.¬† It has been a balance. The photos look a little weird inside my porch, but it works.¬† 3 more buds.¬† Love having blooms into November.

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