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Archive for July 4th, 2014

Suzy Wong

Suzy Wong (Kennedy 1962)

The first of the dayliles to bloom this year was Suzy Wong, a very reliable older hybrid introduced in 1962. She’s the leader of the pack as the daylily season gets underway, the annual highlight of the garden calendar.

Coyote Moon

Coyote Moon (Kirchhoff 1994)

Just a day later was Coyote Moon. This prolific bloomer was introduced in 1994. It’s one of my favorites, with its bright round flowers touched by just a hint of copper.

Longstocking

Longstocking (Stamile 1997)

Third place goes to the large spider Longstocking. This plant had been overshadowed by a large bush, and I moved it to a sunnier location in the spring. Longstocking clearly appreciated the improved access to sunlight.

Tangerine Horses

Tangerine Horses (Kaskel 1996)

After a streak of intensely hot, humid days, we enjoyed a couple of days of light rain. This morning when I walked out into the garden, I found another half-dozen daylilies beginning to bloom, their first flowers freckled with raindrops. Here are this morning’s starlets.

Prince Redbird

Prince Redbird (Sellers 1986)

Hold Your Horses

Hold Your Horses (Trimmer 2004)

Serena Dancer

Serena Dancer (Marshall 1986)

Pixie Parasol

Pixie Parasol (Hudson 1975)

Broken Heart

Broken Heart (Kroll 1993)

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garden

Our little vegetable garden is beginning to reward our small efforts. Well, my effort is small, since RailGuy mostly tends the vegetables. Check out that giant radish! We ate this fresh produce for our supper. I lightly sauted the snap peas, shallots and radish, along with a handful of asparagus, in olive oil with a touch of mustard and parsley. We enjoyed this spring medley served over rice. Delicious!

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