Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Garden State Daylily Display June 23, 2007
And my favorites were: at the left is Bali Watercolor (Pat Stamile 02) for its size (9") and throat.
Terry Linnenger (Jack Carpenter 03) has a great looking eyezone.
Blueberry Sundae (Pat Stamile) looks good enough to eat.
One Day at a Time (Carpenter 05) will be at GSDG or DVDS Auction later this year.
Finally, Egyptian Queen and Wild Horses, siblings registered byTrimmer in 2000 and 1999. The parents are Moonlit Masquerade and Tet Cleopatra (too tender for Zone 6). The difference: Egyptian Queen starts blooming a couple of weeks earlier, and is a nanoshade lighter in both petal and eye. You can see here just a hint of yellow in Wild Horses' petals. HINT: if you have one, don't get the other.
Friday, June 22, 2007
June 21 & 22, 2007 Daylilies
Here's the "best of the rest" June 21.
This is first blooms June 22.
Best of the rest "Part 1 of 2" June 22. The top left two are NOT identical; at left is Egyptian Queen, and to its right is Wild Horses, both siblings of Cleopatra, which barely made it through last winter and will probably not bloom this year (not hardy Z6).
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Second Set of June 20 Daylilies
Tar and Feather (Kaskel 99) is not as impressive in a photo as in person; it's almost 7 inches in diameter, a real showoff. This is what we call a "fifty footer".
Stephanie Returns is last year's addition to the "Happily Ever Appster" series, and an aquired taste to some. Be on the lookout for next year's entry, Mean Mr. Mustard and call me when you see it. I saw it at Woodside Nursery and it is a knockout!
Gadsden Goliath is a pretty face, but like Kate Moss its stems are a little spindly, so it falls right over in the lightest breeze.
New Blooms June 20, 2007
Riseman's Flame actually looks better after the inch of rain we got last night. Child Within (G. Stamile 05) is another of the outstanding mini series, and appears to be hardy here after two winters in Philadelphia.
Raspberry Masquerade is one I've been waiting to see (bought it last year) and it waited until a drenching overnight rain to put out two blooms.
Labels: Early June Daylilies
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
More June 19 Daylily First Blooms
This is Frosted Velvet, also a pretty good descriptor of it's features.
And Firestarter's first bloom today.
Goldmist Red is a 1994 Kirchhoff intro, which I like for its unusual coloration, but some days it's prettier than others- and this is one of the others.
First Bloom Daylilies 6/19/07 (Zone 6)
Big Time Happy first bloom today- I love the green throat.
Small Gesture has bloomed previously, but never made the cut for photo op.
Siloam Double Classic started it's run today, better days to come.
Monday, June 18, 2007
Hosta, La Vista from Philadelphia
The non-hosta front and center is Podophyllum Kaleidoscope, a hybrid mayapple from Terra Nova. Daylilies still outnumber hostas two to one, so it's hard to get a photo of hostas without daylilies in it.
Hostas are stuffed anywhere in the yard where there is some afternoon shade. One of the best spots is on the East side of the house, where there is solid morning sun, but shade after 1 pm. Regal Splendor is in the foreground; halfway down is a mature clump of Antioch. The light one in between is Zounds.
First Blooms June 18 Daylilies
Little Wine Cup is a great bloomer, and rebloomer, but it is cursed by terrible-looking light green foliage. Hint: put it behind something to hide the foliage and enjoy the blooms.
Marked By Lydia is a great spider. Who can resist that eye?
Last but not least is one of my favorites, Awakening Dream, looking good.
Also blooming today, Bayou Bride (photo tomorrow), Zinfandel, and Candlelight Gala.
Sunday, June 17, 2007
New Daylily Blooms June 17, 2007
We'll have to see if Centerton Nursery adds any more cultivars to the "Returns" series now that Darrel Apps, the hybridizer, is retiring.
Steve Trimmer was new to my garden last year, so this may be its first appearance for me.
Jason Salter is pretty well formed for a first bloom.
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Daylily First Blooms June 15 & 16
Tutankhamun looks good even on it's first day.
Leebea Orange Crush's first day isn't its best showing, but there will be better days ahead.
This is Apps' Nature Girl, a 2005 intro which is priced at only $10 and I think has an interesting form
Not a daylily, but I wanted to show off the two Great Expectations hosta I found for $5 at Wal-Mart.
Also blooming for the first time today are Topguns Double Eyeful, Forest Phantom, and Little Wine Cup.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
And Now for Something Completely Different: Hosta
The hosta at the lower right are Sagae, three or 4 in a row and raised beautifully, as is everything in Inta Kromboltz's garden.
Melanie is standing in front of a sea of hosta 'Kabitan' used as a groundcover in Inta's garden.
Inta's trough garden including miniature hostas, amazing!
David Culp's Podophyllum (Chinese Mayapple) is on my list for next year's must haves. I don't know what variety this is- it isn't Kaleidoscope or Spotty Dotty (both available from www.plantdelights.com ) but I LOVE it!
(David Culp patio garden) Talk about use of vertical space!