Letters from a Hill Farm
Aren't daylilies the most congenial flowers? I just love em.
On your blog and in your yard those tiger (?) lillies are just amazingly beautiful. You must have perfect conditions for them.
These Day Lillies are lovely. I have orange ones as well....so easy to grow as well.
Daylillies abound here as well, Nan. Your pictures are beautiful to see.
Just spectacular! Thnaks, Brian
So beautiful! The other day, I was walking past a rather ugly roadside building site, but all along its rim were the yellow variation of this beautiful flower, and made it look a lot less ugly.
No wonder you love them.
Gotta love daylilies!!! They are beautiful and pretty much take care of themselves!!
Here as well, they are everywhere right now. The only place we don't have them, and I want them is at our mailbox. We have a long lane, passersby cannot see our home, so a few day lilies would look pretty out there...gosh what a convoluted comment, it's still early here, and I'm still on coffee # 1and, new murder mystery author alert: Louise Penny...Canadian author very good, friend of a friend, published 5 books now i believe...just into my first, I think you'd like herHave a wonderful dayNiki
It's definitely that orange time of year!
Orange daylillies are the best part of this time of year. They're everywhere you look - on the side of the road, at a deserted farm, on a hillside, around a pond. I love them all.
I'm so impressed with these flowers! I have a few planted around an old tree in my back yard and each year they are scarcer and scarcer with smaller more anemic blooms. So, I wonder, do you feed yours? They are so vibrantly healthy and lush.
Mine are getting ready to open!!!
Lisa, I love that 'congenial' - it is perfect.Sallie, not tiger lilies but daylilies. They just grow and grow with no help from me whatsoever!Diane, they are the perfect flower.Thanks, Penny and Brian!Librarian, they are the perfect plant to spruce up unsightly areas.Call me madam, I sure do!Sherri, they are really so wonderful.Niki, I even have some at the mailbox. :<) Neat that LP is a 'friend of a friend.' Do you read her blog? http://louisepenny.blogspot.com/JoAnn, and since I posted these pictures the yellows and pinks have burst into color. A feast for the eyes.Barbara, I do too!Jill, I don't do anything. I can't imagine what is up with yours, other than - could it be too shady? They will tolerate a little shade but they really like the sun.Staci, yay!
I love them too. Lovely photos, Nan. I only garden with pots on my front porch, but there are day lilies up the street in one of two very nice gardens on my block. I love all the colors and variety, but the orange ones are wonderful too. :)
Nan, I expect my problem with the Day Lilies is due to living in a high desert environment. We have to water every day in late spring and all summer and into the fall because it is so dry. There are some lovely plants in this valley (I see pictures in the local paper), but I'm sure they feed them, water and also divide them yearly! I'm far too lazy for all that and my plants show my lack of care all too well.
Yvette, I have a lot of different colors and love them all.If you ever want to see them, you could click on the label (letter topics) 'bowl of daylilies' - it is one of my favorite things I ever did on the blog!Jill, I have read the term 'high desert' but haven't known what it was. I have also read about people gardening with what grows easily where they are - like desert gardens in your area, I think they mean. I know that I have given up several plants because they just don't grow on this cold, windy hill. The daylilies happen to love it here. :<)
Lilies for thee.(Word verification is "buckywam" - one of my favourites yet.)
Thanks so much for taking your camera (and us) on your garden tour. So many lovely things to see.
They are even more abundantly beautiful now, Colleen.
Why, thank you, Margot! I really should get out there and take more pics. There are many, many colors now.
Now that I am a grandmother, it seems that I am often late in replying to your most-appreciated comments. But I read them as soon as they come in, and I will write as soon as I can. Please do come back and check. I love these blogging conversations. A little addendum - I've just spent quite a long time catching up with dear notes you left me months ago!! I do hope you can get back to read them. And I'm trying to be much more prompt now!Also, you may comment on any post, no matter how old, and I will see it.