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Misty Morning

Here’s the garden on a misty, moisty morning one day this week. We finally had a small amount of rain, with scattered showers passing through. In spite of the dry season, the daylilies have put on a good show this summer. A few of the plants showed signs of stress, producing smaller and fewer blooms than usual. But many weren’t deterred by the drought at all.

Scarlet Pansy Aug 2/ 12

Scarlet Pansy

Scarlet Pansy has been like a certain battery-powered bunny. It has just kept blooming and blooming and blooming its gorgeous, glowing flowers that catch your eye and beckon to you from across the garden.

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Notify Ground Crew

Some of the tallest daylilies are late-season bloomers, taking longer to reach their full height. Here is Notify Ground Crew, showing off its trumpet-like flowers atop 5 foot tall scapes. It is a little below its registered height of 72 inches, perhaps due to the lack of rain.

Sears Tower Aug 1/ 12

Sears Tower

And here is Sears Tower. It is similarly registered at 72 inches but is blooming on 5 foot scapes this summer as well. Its flowers are a bit more showy than those of Notify Ground Crew.

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Autumn Minaret

Autumn Minaret, an old Stout introduction registered in 1951, produces a bouquet of petite flowers every day. It has reached close to 6 feet this year, the tallest daylily in the garden.

Priscilla's Dream Aug 1/ 12

Priscilla’s Dream

Sadly, the daylily season is winding down for another year. Here are some of the daylilies that were showing off this week.

Eloquent Silence Aug 1/ 12

Eloquent Silence

Laura Harwood Aug 1/ 12

Laura Harwood

Dragon Dreams Aug 1/ 12

Dragon Dreams

Give Me Eight Aug 1/ 12

Give Me Eight

Tigerling Aug 1/ 12

Tigerling

Nile Plum Aug 1/ 12

Nile Plum

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Frans Hals

Frans Hals (Flory 1955)

It’s been an amazing summer for daylilies here. Although it has been very hot and dry, a few thunderstorms have rolled through and kept things from becoming totally parched. Some of the plants have put on wonderful displayed, but the daylily season is beginning to wind down now. Early bloomers are finished, middle bloomers are getting down to their last few buds, and there are only two or three plants left that are just now about to open their first flowers. Here is a display of some of the flowers that have been brightening the garden this week, everything from an old favorite, Frans Hals, introduced in 1955 to Old King Cole, a new spring arrival in my garden.

Priscilla's Dream

Priscilla's Dream (Shooter 1993)

Prince Redbird

Prince Redbird (Sellers 1986)

Dragon Dreams

Dragon Dreams (Salter 1991)

Old King Cole

Old King Cole (Moldovan 1995)

Red Patent Leather

Red Patent Leather (Wild 1977)

Umbrella Parade

Umbrella Parade (Temple 1990)

Moonlight Orchid

Moonlight Orchid (Talbott 1986)

Cat Dancer

Cat Dancer (Moore 1992)

Later Alligator

Later Alligator (Reed 1997)

Eloquent Silence

Eloquent Silence (Salter 1993)

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