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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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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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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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