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daylilys

We had a very rainy early summer, and I was worried that the lack of sun might suppress flower production among the daylilies, but that hasn’t proved to be the case. There is a fine display of brilliant blooms. Walking through the garden during daylily season reminds me of Emerson’s line from Hamatreya, although the context is not the same: Earth laughs in flowers. And I laugh too.

Jerry Hyatt

Jerry Hyatt (Hanson 2004)

Choo Choo Fantasy

Choo Choo Fantasy (Pickles 1995)

Alpha Centauri

Alpha Centauri (Hanson 1992)

Mystical Rainbow

Mystical Rainbow (Stamile 1988)

Raspberry Bouquet

Raspberry Bouquet (Bomar 1994)

Geneva Firetruck

Geneva Firetruck (Hansen 2000)

Tangerine Horses

Tangerine Horses (Kaskel 1996)

Doug's Red Mercedes

Doug’s Red Mercedes (Williams 1996)

Galena Gilt Edge

Galena Gilt Edge (Blocher)

Moonlight Orchid

Moonlight Orchid (Talbott 1986)

Blue Voodoo

Blue Voodoo (Rice 2005)

Coyote Moon

Coyote Moon (Kirchhoff 1994)

Ruby Spider

Ruby Spider (Stamile 1991)

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Daylilies

Daylilies are so named because each individual flower just blooms for a single day. Thus, every morning there is a fresh crop of blooms to admire. Walking through the garden to see what flowers are open today never gets old. Here are a few of the daylilies that have been lighting up the garden this week.

Brookwood Lee Causey

Brookwood Lee Causey

Chance Encounter

Chance Encounter

Choo Choo Fantasy

Choo Choo Fantasy

Coyote Moon

Coyote Moon

Earth Angel

Earth Angel

Galena Gilt Edge

Galena Gilt Edge

Karen's Curls

Karen’s Curls

Key Lime

Key Lime

Mata Hari

Mata Hari

Rose Emily

Rose Emily

Starman's Quest

Starman’s Quest

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Blonde is Beautiful

Blonde is Beautiful (Harris Benz 1985)

Here are the latest daylilies that are just beginning to bloom. The name of the daylily is shown beneath each photograph, along with the breeder who hybridized the plant and the date it was registered or introduced.

Flaming Wildflower

Flaming Wildfire (Rasmussen 1996)

Smugglers Dream

Smuggler's Dream (Branch 1994)

Longstocking

Longstocking (Stamile 1997)

Handsome Prince

Handsome Prince (Courtourier 1993)

Custard Candy

Custard Candy (Stamile 1989)

Beautiful Edgings

Beautiful Edgings (Copenhaver 1989)

Starman's Quest

Starman's Quest (Burkey 1989)

Cameroons

Cameroons (Munson 1984)

Choo Choo Fantasy

Choo Choo Fantasy (Pickles 1995)

Karen's Curls

Karen's Curls (Reinke 1997)

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