Friday, August 1, 2014

A Year of Afternoon Gardens - August


Oh, how beautiful the daylilies are! They are the stars all through July and into August.

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    1. It's interesting how our blooms overlap.

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  2. They are pretty; mine are orange. At the end of the season you'll have to split them up; they appear to be over planted to me. I like your patio, too.

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    1. In May, we actually moved several daylilies out of that left (as you are looking at it) garden before the season began. We might remove a couple others this fall, but mostly I am happy with it. I'm a gardener that likes plants close together giving that 'cottage garden' effect. Thanks about the patio - it has now been there since 2006, though I can hardly believe it has been that long.

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  3. Love daylilies. I also love your header picture. I can never grow sweet peas.

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    1. My success with sweet peas is very spotty. I've had a couple spectacular years, and many bad years. This one on the light pole was planted who-knows-when, and it just decided to come up this year when we took all the phlox out of that area. I'm quite sure it is a perennial sweet pea because there is only a very slight smell. We'll see if it comes back next year.

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  4. Mine are already gone, but what a splash of color while they are here.
    Ann

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    1. We have the orange ones that come early, and then the other colors come and stay longer so it ends up being a pretty solid amount of time we have them blossoming. Such a treat for the eyes!

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  5. I love those flowers -- they will be in bloom in Oregon right now too. Flowers are quite surprisingly (to me anyway) lovely here in Alaska -- but I haven't seen any lillies at all. Probably they need warmer winters (like I do!). Happy August.

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    1. The winters aren't warm here, and they seem to do okay!

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  6. My yellow (stella de oro) daylilies have finished blooming, but the orange ones are still plucking along. They really are gorgeous flowers and so reliable.

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    1. Yes, they are reliable. And our season is really quite long - over several weeks. I just love them.

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