Monday, May 28, 2012
I saw the BIGGEST bug I'd ever seen in the garden next to Diane's. Naturally I had to step over to investigate. It was in between the strawberry plants. I motioned for Diane to come quickly and take a picture. It was hard to tell if it was dead, but I poked it with a stick and I heard this jingle, so I poked it again. It fell over and only then could I see that it was a fake bug! Honest to goodness, it really did look real. Here it is in all it's glory.
Last year I added a new plant called Campanula to the garden, it was one of those small potted plants someone at work had, so when I saw them at the Supermarket, I bought one and planted it. Seems like it is thriving. Here is the photo, has a ton of little blue flowers on it.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
This is such a pretty spider variety of daylily. Aabachee daylily features bold ruby red spider-like flowers with yellow eyezone and white edges at the ends of the stems. This picture was taken on July 16, 2011. The bloom is not as good as it will be as this is the first flower open.
This beautiful daylily called Nordict Night is at the back of the garden. Last night, someone picked the flower and took with it all the unopened blooms. We will have very few blooms from this daylily to show you unless this one reblooms later in the summer.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
OK, so I was told by my daughter not to post this picture of Handsome Dylan. In the first photo, it looks like a blue on blue flower, something not yet available in the Daylily World. The first truly blue daylily will bring "ubber" money. This picture was taken in the shade. The next picture shows Handsome Dylan in color as it truly is. I can only image when Google picks up this post, the stir this photo will cause. So NO, I am not misrepresenting a color, just showing how different a daylily can look depending on shade vs. sunlight.
Just for those of you who take the time to read my blog. Each daylily sends up a new flower each day, the flowers only live for one day then they die, to have another flower open on each day. Each flower you see on this blog is a DIFFERENT flower bloom, some days there are over 112 new flowers in bloom, impossible to show every one, but I pick out the ones that catch my eye, rather for the beauty or for a flaw in the flower. Yes, I do show flawed flowers! I enjoy sharing the pictures with each of you, but the real reason for this blog is to memorialize the flowers for reference from year to year in our community garden. If I have a question about did a particular daylily or flower consistently bloom, all I need do is look back at the blog for living proof of "yes this daylily or flower stays, or it goes".
This is Bama Bound. I show this picture to show you how much pollen is on a daylily. The long thin flower part in the center that looks white is and sticking straight out is the female part of the daylily, all the 6 little stamens are the male part of the daylily that holds all the pollen. This one's stamens are loaded with pollen! If ever the pistil and stamens meet and you don't pick off the dead flower, a seed pod will develope and next year there will be seeds to plant.