Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Daylilies


Daylilies are the most satisfying flower. With very little effort these perennial beauties give extraordinary results. There are literally thousands of varieties in colors from creamy white to yellows, apricots, oranges, pinks, reds, and purples. Prices run the gamut, too. Most of mine are from a lady in Bowman, Georgia who moved into a house that had too much lawn. She began planting rows of daylilies so she wouldn't have to spend time on her lawnmower. Over the years her lawn has continued to shrink to about one third of her property. Even her next door neighbor thought it was a good idea. Her yard is also filled with rows of summer colored lilies. All you have to do is drive up the driveway with a shovel and cardboard box and knock on the door. If she's home, she's always happy to walk around back and talk to you about the new additions this year. I'm partial to the large-flowered yellows, so we move over where they are and wedge the shovel in between the crowded clumps. Up comes a generous plant that I'll be able to divide when I get home. Most of the daylilies I've chosen are about three dollars apiece. The box of beauties is crammed into the back of the car for the long ride home. They'll be added to the garden where they can be seen from the kitchen window so every bloom can be admired on their day.

3 comments:

Marie said...

There's nothing more satisfying than coming home with a back seat or trunk full of daylilies. What fun!

sheila said...

We have the little Stella De Oro's in our yard and they are little powerhouses of bloom! I visited your etsy shop and it looks like you have some nice goodies there. Good Luck!

Sandi McBride said...

okay and what are the directions to this angel's house? You know I cross polinate mine all the time to come up with different flowers...I love daylilies!
Sandi