Sunday, June 28, 2009

Today's Flowers - June 28

Daylily

My day lilies are about to come to the end of their blooming season. I still have a lot of flowers showing, but the new buds are getting fewer and fewer. The blossom shown above is one of two different varieties my sister sent me several years ago. The lilies, whose names of course I do not know (shame, shame on me) came from Wayside Gardens. This one has a purple throat, the other is a bright coral. They have really been prolific bloomers this season, thanks to all the rain we had in May. I've leaned that water, water, water, is the key to getting blooms. I don't know what I'm going to do for flower posts when the lilies are all gone; they are about the only blooming plants in my yard!
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25 comments:

Peter said...

Hello Pat, I have enjoyed your wonderful flowers and reminisces. This Daylily really seems to fit the idea of the drawing to a close of the flowering season. She is beautiful, but her beauty has also the look of a Great Aunt about her with the ruffles, lines, and creases. Her whites only manage ivory shades, with just a hint of pink, and her purple glory is displayed with some care and modesty. She would be nice to drink tea with, a companionable soul, and yes, we would have to mind our manners and sit up straight!

It's been a busy day again here, with packing up the exhibition. I'll be up to my ears in paperwork for the business for the next few days, rather a contrast to the feel of clay and creativity! Ah well, it has to be done. Glad that you have bounced back again after the nasty flu. P.

Sandi McBride said...

My Daylilies too are about finished...but the canna abound as only canna can...my pictures are posted...I love snapping their beauty for all to see!
Sandi

Arkansas Patti said...

When talking to my daylillies, I never mention yours. Don't want to hurt their feelings. I really do need to expand my choices though for next year. You have opened my eyes.

Jeannelle said...

A beauty! What a unique color combination, too. I never knew such a lily existed.

Have a pleasant Sunday, Pat!

NitWit1 said...

Looks a tad like a pansy!

I'd say shoot some wild flowers, but they are about gone, too.

In a few weeks I'll have some "surprise lilies," a.k.a. naked ladies, a name I love to type for shock value. <:~D

I have another variety that blooms in September, too.

You can't kill these things.

Snap said...

I've enjoyed your daylilies, Pat. Wayside Gardens is one of my favorite catalogs. Such wonderful eye candy! Thanks for sharing your garden with us. Hope you are making a full recovery from your bug?!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I thought I had the name of the daylily you showed today, Pat. BUT--it's a little different from ours. Ours (similar) is called Custard Candy--but it has a yellow trim around the outside instead of that burgundy one. Oh Well---they must be cousins!!!! ha

Beautiful daylily.
Hugs,
Betsy

OldLady said...

Hi Pat,
Interestin flower, specially the colors. It seems to be 'Old' for me.
Have a nice week.

Rose said...

It sure is a beauty...

Carletta said...

Unique colors! I really like this one.
My daylilies are only beginning to bloom.
Lovely shot!

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Jackie said...

Your lilies are beautiful, Pat. I have the yellow ones...and I'm blessed to have those. Yours are stunning....Thank you for sharing them with us.
Smiles,
Jackie

VALKYRIEN said...

I have never seen a Daylily with those colors! So different and beautiful! Looks like it is made out of cardborard!

Simply gorgeous!
Have a great week!

Sandra said...

Very pretty flower indeed...and extraordinary colors!

SquirrelQueen said...

My daylilies are also coming to the end of their season, I will miss them. That is a beautiful color, I don't think I have seen that variey before. Great photo.
SQ

Hilary said...

Just beautiful. Those colours are amazing!

Happily Retired Gal said...

My Day Lilies are in bloom finally, but I've never seen a blossom colored like this one. It's lovely ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

i beati said...

so very special Sandy

SandyCarlson said...

Your lily is gorgeous. That coloration is stunning.

Regina said...

Lovely shot.

Marju said...

Beautiful!!

JC said...

I never knew there were so many different day lilies. This is beautiful.

Suldog said...

How big a garden do you have, Pat? You seem to have spotlighted a huge amount of flowers here!

Denise said...

Hi Pat, lovely photo of your lily. I don't think I have ever seen that color combination before. It is truly beautiful.

George said...

I think we do have the same daylily in our garden. It's called Daring Deception. We didn't get it from Wayside Gardens, but I know that several firms sell it. We won't have many daylily blooms after this week, either.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

It's beautiful. I love the green throat with the purple.