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pixie parasol

Pixie Parasol

Daylily season peaks towards the end of July, but the first blooms are beginning to open. Every day brings a new face. Here are the flowers that have been kicking off the bloom season over the last few days.

suzy wong

Suzy Wong

brookwood lee causey

Brookwood Lee Causey

Starman's Quest

Starman’s Quest

Broken Heart

Broken Heart

Willow Wind

Willow Wind

Lavendar Blue Baby

Lavender Blue Baby

coyotemoon

Coyote Moon

Mati Hari

Mata Hari

Hold your Horses

Hold Your Horses

Tangerine Horses

Tangerine Horses

Fencing Master

Fencing Master

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Mata Hari

Mati Hari (Brooks 1981)

Here’s a selection of daylilies blooming today.

Hold Your Horses

Hold Your Horses (Trimmer 2004)

Bill Norris

Bill Norris (Kirchhoff 1993)

Big Smile

Big Smile (Apps 1999)

Brookwood Lee Causey

Brookwood Lee Causey (Sharp 1998)

Earth Angel

Earth Angel (Stamile 1987)

Northern Fancy

Northern Fancy (Stamile 2002)

Moonlight Orchid

Moonlight Orchid (Talbott 1986)

Galena Gilt Edge

Galena Gilt Edge (Blocher)

Inky Fingers

Inky Fingers (Stamile 2000)

Handsome Prince

Handsome Prince (Couturier 1993)

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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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August Morn July 2/ 12

August Morn

The most anticipated event in the summer garden is the daylily season. A few plants have been opening flowers for the last week or so, but the main show has just begun this week. There are plenty of flower scapes and buds and it should be a good year for daylilies. Here are a baker’s dozen of the first flowers to bloom. Hold Your Horses was new to the garden this spring and has already produced several scapes, boding well for its future contribution to the annual display.

Railguy and I are taking a few days of vacation to travel into New York state with the goal of visiting a few gardens south of the border. Be back on the weekend!

Blonde is Beautiful July 2/ 12

Blonde is Beautiful

Borm Yesterday July 1/ 12

Born Yesterday

Chesapeake Crablegs July 2/ 12

Chesapeake Crablegs

Coyote Moon July 2/ 12

Coyote Moon

Helter Skelter July 2/ 12

Helter Skelter

Hold Your Horses July 1/ 12

Hold Your Horses

Hurricane Sky July 1/ 12

Hurricane Sky

Longstocking July 2/ 12

Longstocking

Pixie Parasol July 2/ 12

Pixie Parasol

Prince Redbird July 2/ 12

Prince Redbird

Slow Burn July 1/ 12

Slow Burn

Suzy Wong July 1/ 12

Suzy Wong

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