Daylily Dreams

“Daylily Dreams”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana

Whenever I buy a new plant, I can hardly wait for it to bloom. Lately, I have been dreaming of the daylilies, the ones I purchased last summer as well as the old favorites that have been in the garden for years. This year, I have had to wait a little longer for the daylilies to bloom since this year’s blooms are almost a month behind previous years’.

The first to bloom this year was an old daylily that my mother gave me from her garden. These daylilies must be from the ’60’s. I know they have been in my garden at least twenty years.



The next daylily to flower was good, old dependable Stella d’ora. This spring, I moved a few of these to join up with several others I had in one bed. I think having a mass of these makes a better show.



The final one to bloom this week was one I bought and planted just last year. It was unlabled, but it certainly is a pretty pink and seems to be very vigorous. It looks like it might grow enough this summer that I can divide it in the fall.



Most of the other daylilies growing in the garden are showing buds, so it looks like I will be doing a little more daylily dreaming over the next few weeks.


  1. Janet said,

    May 12, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    I noticed my daylilies were just starting to show buds. I really like that pink ruffled one.

  2. Nell Jean said,

    May 13, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Daylilies are beginning to open here, always an exciting time.

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  3. Randy said,

    May 13, 2010 at 8:13 am

    That last one sure is a stunner! Very Pretty!

  4. donna said,

    May 13, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Lots of Stellas in my yard and I never tire of them…they are so generous with their blooms. To have daylilies from your mother’s garden is truly special.


  5. May 16, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    I love that unlabeled daylily, but really, I love them all. I have been adding more and more to my yard, too. I got some for half off last fall that were in gallon containers. They are good sized already, and it looks like they should have some nice blooms this summer.

    I have a passalong repeat bloomer full of flowers, and a few buds on some plants, but most won’t bloom until closer to July.

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