Wordless Dayliles-Part Three 2009

June 14, 2009 004 Welcome to the never ending daylilies growing at the Fairegarden. Nearly wordless is more appropriate for this post. From whence they came will be noted to keep it shorter, already we are finding that difficult, we do love words. Above is one of the minis, Little Fantastic, from Sunshine Hollow. June 13, 2009 002 Shared from daughter Semi last weekend, Little Grapette, another mini. June 13, 2009 038 From Champion Daylilies in Knoxville, TN, Bela Lugosi. June 14, 2009 001 New addition purchased last weekend from Champion Daylilies, Ada May Musick. June 14, 2009 002 Matthew Martin, one of several Dougherty bred from Sunshine Hollow. June 14, 2009 003 From Sunshine Hollow, Juanita’s Picotee Delight. June 14, 2009 008 There were several varieties of daylilies that came with the property. We have named them Elrod, the owner’s name with the color to tell them apart, Elrod Purple has been the most vigorous of these. June 15, 2009 015 Early on we discovered the need for lighter colors to contrast all the reds, from Sunshine Hollow came My Keeper. June 15, 2009 017 From good neighbors Mae and Mickey came Cartwheel. This has been divided and spread to take advantage of its height and color. It reblooms well, as do several of the others. June 15, 2009 019 Also from Mae and Micket, Kabuki. June 15, 2009 023 Again from M and M, Save Mine has been spread over at the side of the house by the HVAC unit. It is a good contrast on the daylily hill with all the reds also. June 17, 2009 001 Another from M and M, Red Volunteer.
This wraps up part three. We have shown thirty two cultivars, less than half of the over seventy grown here. There are still more to come, just a warning.

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38 Responses to Wordless Dayliles-Part Three 2009

  1. Janet says:

    Gorgeous blooms!!! I checked through my computer programs and found something to mark my photos. Thanks!

    Thanks Janet, I am so glad you found something you already had too. Have fun with it! πŸ™‚

  2. mothernaturesgarden says:

    Just a warning. Cute. Me too.

    Hi Donna, you certainly do have lots of daylilies also. Glad Pardon Me bloomed for you, even though you already had it. Sorry about that, but it is still a good one. πŸ™‚

  3. tina says:

    All so wonderful! They are now coming into bloom here. This Friday I’ll be touring a garden on the American Hemerocallis Society Tour and I am most excited to see more. She is a daylily breeder and quite a talented gardener. I bet some of these will be there. Maybe ‘My Keeper’ as I really like that one! Have a good day gardening. Thundering here but no bad weather like we had yesterday. Good for the plants!

    Thanks, Tina. The daylily breeder’s garden will be fabulous, I am sure! She might have some of the same ones, but with so many thousands of varieties, she may not. If you see any really good ones, let me know! No rain here. 😦

  4. Rose says:

    I’ll be looking for the next installment, Frances–just keep them coming! I think one of the things I like so much about daylilies is the variety of colors–I’m partial to pastels, but the bright and darker ones provide such a nice contrast as well. Even if they didn’t sell daylilies, I would love to visit a nursery called “Sunshine Hollow.”

    Thanks, Rose, you must be a real daylily lover! It makes a nice display to have both lights and darks, and from afar, the fancy ones are no better than the plain Janes. Sunshine Hollow was visited today as a matter of fact, interesting place. πŸ™‚

  5. Randy says:

    Just wonderful Frances, I’m so sad because our daylilies are just about bloomed out. 😦 Well, compared to what they were…

    Hi Randy, thanks. I am so sorry, but you are probably moving on to whatever blooms next, what do you have coming up? Butterfly Bushes, hydrangeas? Sedums, asters, Oriental lilies? πŸ™‚

  6. Darla says:

    I love My Keeper!!

    That’s a good one, Darla, good eye! πŸ™‚

  7. Beautiful daylillys Frances. I just have to wait until ours start to bloom.

    Thanks, Ken. Yours will be beautiful, as is your whole garden. πŸ™‚

  8. Sylvia (England) says:

    These are really lovely Frances. Mine are getting lost in the old poppies (which need cutting down), weeds etc. I really must sort their bed out!

    Best wishes Sylvia (England)

    Hi Sylvie, thanks. Those poppies do take over, don’t they? I have been cutting ours down too, not really noticing until getting ready to take a photo! πŸ™‚

  9. Simply stunning Frances.

    Thanks, Karen.

  10. I think your Ada Mae is my favorite from today’s fashion show. Just the perfect color to me!


    Hi Cameron, the daylilies have to be pretty special to come home with me anymore, Ada May was. πŸ™‚

  11. Gail says:

    Frances, You already know this… I love Kabuki…the lined eyes are perfect and the name is, too. Daylily Hill must be dazzling right now…I have got to visit, soon! gail

    Hi Gail, thanks. You will get some of Kabuki when you visit. The dayliliy hill is just about to burst open with the Orienpet ‘Satisfaction’ in addition to the daylilies. It is quite eye pleasing. πŸ™‚

  12. Joanne says:

    Lovely as ever. I thought of you when I was digging up ground elder around my one type of day lily. I wondered should I dig her up to oust the ground elder or let her flower and come back another day for the ground elder. Yes I let her flower.

    Why Joanne, how nice of you to think of me. So glad you let her flower, poor dear, being attacked by the ground elder. You could even divide her if she is large enough when you do dig that area. En masse is always nice. πŸ™‚

  13. Hi Frances, wow what a fantastic Daylily parade, they are all so very beautiful. I haven’t got a single one in my garden….big mistake.
    xoxo Tyra

    Hi Tyra, thanks. You do need some daylilies in your lovely garden. πŸ™‚

  14. Oh, you’re so organized. Fancy actually knowing where they came from and the names of your day lilies! I refer to them more often as “That great peachy one Jeri gave me” or “The deep red fellow with the gold picotee edge.” Of course, that method is much more wordy.

    They are all so beautiful, I really love them all.

    Hi Hands, thanks, it is a curse sometimes. The original 25 from my neighbors all had names and the one I brought from Texas, Pardon Me, had a name, so we just went from there. I am an accountant, you know, I like to keep track of things. πŸ™‚

  15. I giggle every time I read “wordless” on your blog Frances. I just know this cannot be. Your daylily collection is just wonderful with or without words.

    Ah, you know me well, Lisa, and thanks. πŸ™‚

  16. VW says:

    What sumptuous pictures! I’ve got about two dozen types now, and lean toward the lighter colors – pink, peach, lavender and cream. It’s fun to see some darker ones. I look forward to further daylily posts, words and all. I’m afraid my posts are on the long-winded side as well.
    And I’m still laughing at your comment about your cat that loves to eat your cut flowers. My babies tend to do the same if they can reach, though thankfully none of my 3 kiddos have been climbers.

    Hi VW, thanks. I was buying the lighter ones for a time since the ones given by the neighbors were all dark. So glad you look forward to seeing more too. As for the silly cats, good thing yours don’t climb. Hazel will move heaven and earth to get to something alive, or even dried! She also eats soap. πŸ™‚

  17. Catherine says:

    I’ve enjoyed seeing all your different varieties. So many colors to choose from.

    Hi Catherine, thanks. I was looking up a new one and found several nurseries that did not have a single one I grow, but hundreds more, all beauties! There are just so many out there.

  18. Frances, I’m really enjoying your parade of daylilies! You’ve got some really nice ones. Looking forward to more!

    Hi Kylee, thanks. Glad you want more, for there will be plenty more. πŸ™‚

  19. Hi Frances

    You are lucky to have such nice neighbours.

    There are so many specialist daylily nurseries in the states. I think it must be THE flower stateside.

    This post and previous makes a great reference tool. Thanks


    Hi Rob, oh yes, the neighbors were a main reason we bought this house. Their garden is huge and amazing. Looking online at all the daylily nurseries there are here, I will agree. They are so easy to ship too, that helps. These posts will be inserted into the daylily page when I get them all photographed and named. Hope they all bloom this year so it can be complete.

  20. gittan says:

    Mmm.. I looks forward to see the rest of them! I seem to have missed part two? I’ll better take a look at that one to. I wish you a nice Midsommer weekend / kram gittan

    Hi Gittan, thanks. Part two was published on Sunday, the first day Blotanical started not picking up my feeds. It is in the archives though. At the end I will put links for all the rest of the posts, then insert them into the daylily page for easy access. A happy solstice to you too, my friend, Kram.

  21. Beckie says:

    I was going to ask how many! πŸ™‚ All are beautiful, Frances. It would be a joy to see them all in bloom in your gardens. Well done on the ‘wordless’. Better than I can do.

    Hi Beckie, thanks. There is some overlap, but like tulips there are early, mid and late season bloomers so they are not all open at once. I guess we just can’t do pure wordless, can we? πŸ™‚

  22. Monica says:

    Frances, the huge variety in colors and shapes of day lilies always surprises me!

    Me too, Monica. I have been looking at online nurseries trying to identify some and am amazed at what has been produced by the hybridizers.

  23. Dave says:

    Wow, that is a ton of daylilies! With 70 varieties of daylilies you could be running a daylily farm.

    Way too much work, Dave. I like to diversify. πŸ™‚

  24. lynn says:

    I will never get tired of gushing over your daylilies, Frances! I walked about my yard yesterday and can just cry…my huge clump of Bright Sunset with 8 scapes are now down to one! My fault for making it accessible but I just sprayed the day before…Grrrr!! You have one of my favorites..Bela Lugosi πŸ™‚

    Thanks, Lynn. I am so sorry about your Bright Sunset, that would be heartbreaking. Bela is a gorgeous one, that isn’t a very good photo, he is much darker.

  25. Stacey says:

    All beautiful!

    Thanks, Stacy.

  26. Chandramouli says:

    I sometimes wonder how you manage to maintain such a huge garden! I with my few pots of plants find it a great job! Your daylilies are so gorgeous that I just wish I could pick one out of the monitor! I would want the yellow one.

    Me too, Chandramouli, it is nearly too much for me anymore in the heat we are now experiencing. I would love to be able to give you the yellow one, my friend, but those pesky laws about sending plants get in the way. πŸ™‚

  27. marmee says:

    you have a large variety of daylilies…all wonderful are they all massed together oh placed all around the garden?

    Hi Marmee, thanks. They are massed on the daylily hill, but there is not room for them all there so some are in other spots too.

  28. Phillip says:

    They are all beautiful!

  29. So many beautiful flowers, I can’t decide which I like the best. So, I love them all.

  30. So clearly this is a site to mark for an education in daylilies! And soap-eating cats. A combination to provoke thought.

    I love that one of the darker dsylilies is called ‘Bela Lugosi’.

  31. Jen says:

    Outstanding! So this is just a fraction of what you have?! I’m really grateful that I’m able to identify some of my varieties looking at what you’ve labeled here. I’m not sure if I have Elrod, Bela or Grapette, but these are such great photos that I can bring my blossom over and compare to what’s here and figure it out. My blooms are a few weeks away though.

  32. Tatyana says:

    The variety of your daylilies is very impressive Frances! I could look at them for the whole hour, but need to run to the garden! We were traveling for 4 days and the garden decided to surprise me with new blooms (and new weeds!).

  33. Courtney says:

    Wow, I love your daylillies. What I find so amazing is that there is such a variety. Growing up I only thought daylillies came in the orange variety, but as I explore gardening and plants more I am finding such an amazing assortment.

    Thank you for your photos.

  34. eliz says:

    I am not surprised you have 70. I was doing some searches for daylily afficionadas around here and some people are growing thousands! It’s crazy, but they they are very beautiful.

  35. TC says:

    Beautiful dalylilies! I’m still hoping for a blue one.

  36. Lola says:

    WOW, What a lovely array of beauty, Frances. I’m trying to get more lilies in my gardens. I think they are gorgeous.

  37. Jean says:

    Aren’t daylilies addictive? They’ve been showing up at our farmers’ market the last couple of weeks and I have to be sure to give them a wide berth so I don’t buy more. Not that I don’t want more! I just need more planting beds (and someone to do the work). πŸ™‚ Lovely flowers, all of them.

  38. joey says:

    True beauties! Am anxious for mine to sport their lovely faces. Happy Summer days, Frances!

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