“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.