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!

Stay of Execution

So, my day job is busy, although the buzz of the term is settling down some.  My evening job this week is tweaking the new drip system.  Last night, it was staples and stakes.  Tonight, I tried sprayer heads on a couple of the larger pots that were hogging water.  I think the little sprayers will work better without a much water waste.

I can’t believe I still have 7 in bloom today.  But, the buds become rare and every day I say goodbye to at least one cultivator for another year.

Purple Corn Dancer is in 2 locations and so she has most of her buds left in location #2.

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Purple Corn Dancer 8.27

Frans Hals has maybe 10 buds left – +/-

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Frans Hals 8.27

Purple Grasshopper and Ruby Stella have a handful of buds left.

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Purple Grasshopper 8.27

I think both Navajo Curls and Cripple Creek have a bud or two left.

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Navajo Curls 8.27

Purple Thunderbird maybe has one bud left (max).

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And, then it ends.  Except that I found one of my Lowe’s Stella hybrid rebloomers with a new scape.  It only has a few buds, but it is still 90 degrees.  So, my hope is that the new drip system might give me a few more reblooms.  My stay of execution.

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Ruby Stella 8.27

My poinsettias seem to be perking up – but it is not a good year for them.  I need to start forcing the big ones so they can all cycle through the bloom closet.

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El Desperado 8.27

I’m camping this weekend and maybe looking for succulents down in SW Colorado.  Oh, and I mail ordered my first air plants.  They should be here tomorrow.  I was reading that too many varieties of plant detracts from all of them.  I honestly am OK with having less and getting more air plants and succulents.  All my super market specials make the place look cluttered  . . . we will see.  The long and boring winter is less than 4 months away.  My stay of execution is only temporary.

Multiples

So strange. It’s July in a week and I’ve only had 3 cultivars bloom. Maybe the 35 degree low and hail this weekend helped. Lol. All I can say is that my 3 in bloom today all have me 4 blooms. I don’t see any others that ready to bloom . . . Within a week, but not tomorrow.

Saratoga Springtime 6/24

Stella 6/24

Horses, Canyons, Rodeos, and Our Blooms for the Week!

Summer is here! I got home from camping 6 hours ago and am still trying to get everything done for the weekend!  When I don’t take photos in the morning, the blooms are pretty sunburned by noon.  And we had wind today.   And single digit humidity.  So, for today there were 5 new blooms.

Wild Horses is a favorite, dependable bloomer.  I have had her 3 years and she puts on quite a show.  Can you see the wild horses in her pattern?

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Wild Horses 6/24

So, Chaco Canyon bloomed when we returned from this same camping adventure last year.  I love her stripes!

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Chaco Canyon 6/24

A brand new face for this year is Navajo Rodeo.  Waiting 3 years to see some of these has taken patience.  She reminds me of Talon, but redder.  I am sure they are related.

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Navajo Rodeo 6/24

Ruby Spider is one of my oldest blooms, and always a favorite.  She is huge, and oh so red!

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Ruby Spider 6/24

And little Happy Returns is back.  She is such a delicate little yellow trumpet.

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Happy Returns 6/24

And there is the long roster (with photos) of all or our blooms from 6/18 through today:

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Bluegrass Music 6/21

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Canyon Colors 6/21

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Comanche Princess 6/22

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Dark Mystery 6/20

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Dream Keeper 6/22

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Funny Valentine 6/19

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Holy Sombrero 6/22

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Hopi Jewel 6/20

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Indian Love Call 6/20

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Jungle Queen 6/20

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Kokopelli 6/19

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Laughing Feather 6/19

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Mesa Verde 6/22

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Nurse’s Stethoscope 6/21

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Painted Petroglyph 6.21

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Pink Rain Dance 6/22

 

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Platinum Palate Pink Whispers 6/22

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Prairie Blue Eyes 6/19

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Pueblo Dancer 6/22

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Purple Many Faces 6/22

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Purple Mystic 6/20

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Red Riddle 6/21

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Return a Smile 6/19

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Saratoga Springtime 6/21

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Stella de Oro 6/19

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Talon 6/21

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The Colorado Kid 6/22

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Treasure of the Southwest 6/21

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Wineberry Candy 6/24

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Yellow Punch 6/22

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Zuni Eye 6/20

So far, that makes 36 that have bloomed in the yard.  Of 170-something.  21% or so of my cultivators have bloomed so far.  Tomorrow, it looks like more new faces will join the count!

Mountain Daylily Time

My current faculty position has me talking with students all over the United States – every time zone in the continental US.  I have to type my time zone and theirs into every note – twice.  This meeting and next meeting times.  I think a lot about time zones!

Daylily season brings a profound shift in my off-time schedule during the week.  I wake up earlier to take photos.  I also have to spray the orchids most mornings.  I prefer it when I can go for a run before work, too.  That means I am dead by the time I get off at 8 PM.  I walk the dogs, blog, go to bed.  And, the more blooms, the earlier I need to set my clock.  That is Mountain Daylily Time.

So, I surpassed 10 blooms in the yard today with some cool, new Ned Roberts southwest named spiders.  I love these flowers!  Talon has been with me going on 3 summers and has never bloomed.  The first year, she tried, but they dried up.  It is surprising that the blooms are this huge.  I organized my garden by the hight listed by the hybridizer.  This is in the front row – but it is Huge.  Can you see the talons?

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Talon 6/17

Comanche Princess was a new add last fall after my first one died.  I like her curls!  It is beyond cool to finally get to see these blooms 3 years later.

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Comanche Princess

The other first bloom (for this year – she usually blooms well) is Funny Valentine.  She has a million buds this year!  This is the first bloom in my side porch!  It is interesting, because I always thought of this area as my first bloom cycle area – hot, light.  The flowers just grew to maturity more quickly than the walkway garden out front.  With the tree gone and the new systems in the Southwest Garden – this is my new first bloom area.  Also, the driveway Rain Barrel Garden pots are now in the equation (added last year).

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Funny Valentine

Other blooms today are as follows (some are tattered from the rain we got during the night):

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Dark Mystery 6/17

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Kokopelli 6/17

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Indian Love Call 6/17

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Canyon Colors 6/17

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Purple Many Faces 6/17

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Wineberry Candy 6/17

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Stella de Oro 6/17

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Saratoga Springtime 6/17

PS – Starting tomorrow, I will only blog about the new daylilies in bloom (including first bloom for 2018) for the day, but will list all the bloomers.  On Saturday or Sunday each week, I will add photos of all the bloomers for the week in my blog (with the date of bloom).  I will try to pick the best photo of each.  New year, new system! Pilot.  Because it is Mountain Daylily Time!