Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sunday Stroll/July 19

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Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Luke 12:27, King James Version

I'm quite sure the Bible isn't talking about daylilies, but still... . Everywhere I look there are daylilies, mostly the orange variety, but there are splashes of other colors appearing everyday. Some are a blur of orange as I immerse myself in their beauty.


  1. These are so cheery! I like the photo (third from last I think) that shows a long, long stretch of lilies blooming! Just wonderful!

  2. Absolutely beautiful especially against the backdrop of the blue of the house.

  3. Your daylilies are such a splendor. Ours are almost gone for the year except for the couple I have that rebloom.

  4. A lovely daylily exhibition!

    So very cheery.

  5. I love daylilies. They only last a day but what joy they bring!

  6. Absolutely lovely - I adore these flowers. However, what do you do when the blooms fade and they just look stick-like? I find the aftermath, yellowed drooping leaves and stick stalks a bit of a challenge. In a garden in Rhode Island, I saw them rubber-banded (leaves around twigs) which looked a bit odd.

  7. I just love day lilies. What gorgeous pictures!

  8. Exquisite photos! We have daylilies of our own but they're long gone heading into mid-July. The hostas are popping their purple flowers now...

    Sent an e-mail to your g-mail about the yellow lily...hope it helps!

    - J.

  9. First of all, thanks to each of you for coming by and leaving a comment on these daylilies I love so much.

    Aisling, those are in the front of the house under the kitchen windows. Lots of color there right now

    Book Psmith, the house is actually gray but it is that blue/gray sort of color.

    Lisa, we still have a few weeks left - many of mine haven't blossomed yet. Truly the most beautiful time of year around here.

    Thanks, Margaret!

    Sherri, me too! When there are so many, there is always one coming, blooming, and going. They are just wonderful.

    Susan, I'd find that odd and ugly. :<) Your comment got me thinking a lot about gardens and gardening. I think a city or a town neighborhood garden would show up a situation like this more than my rural garden. Here there isn't the need (not sure if that's the right word) for 'cleaning up' as quickly as one might in another kind of landscape. There are so many trees and plants that the eye is always drawn all over the place instead of centered on a particular, perhaps more formal, garden area. Sometimes I cut those sticks but mostly I let them dry, and then I cut them. And the leaves are so beautiful coming; while the daylilies are blooming; and even after the blooms are over for a while, that they just seem the perfect plant to me. Often when the leaves do begin to fade, I cut them back and in a few days they pop up again nice and green until the fall. I hope that all makes sense.

    Thanks Kay!

    Jeff, I don't have hostas but everyone who does has them blooming right beside their daylilies. Isn't climate interesting, particularly when it comes to flowers. (and thanks for the email!)

  10. These are so pretty, especially against your fence. BTW, I love your gate.

  11. Your daylilies are great and so are the photos. I'm planting some new daylilies where i can control the weeds a little better. Shades of pink and red this time.

  12. Thanks, Les. That gate and fence are slowing rotting away, but hey, that gives character, right?!

    Commonweeder, thanks! The thing (well, one of the many things!) I love about daylilies, at least the orange ones, is that they can overpower any weeds around them, and make a barren space beautiful.


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