Tuesday, July 30, 2013

My husband had a vacation day Monday so we visited the Along the Fence Daylily farm. I highly recommend this seller. Most of the plants were at least triple fans and one was 7! The owner guarantees at least a double fan. She far exceeded my expectations.

Along the Fence Daylilies is just outside of Danville, Michigan. She has a Facebook page where you can find her phone number if you are interested in visiting. The farm has over 1400 varieties to choose from. She has so many wonderful plants that I was a bit overwhelmed. Saundra does help you to choose if you let her know what you want and is very helpful.

She also has a website that you can order through the mail if interested. There are a lot of plants that start at just $5 each. The newer or more rare varieties cost a bit more, but all are reasonably priced.

Today I've been planting and planting. Next time I won't choose quite so many. The bed wasn't prepared and it was a long day of digging.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

We've been almost 4 weeks now with just 1/2" of rain. The rain was just north of us last night and mostly south. For some reason it never arrives here. We had just a little sprinkle before everyone else had theirs. I guess I'll be watering all weekend.

Monday, July 15, 2013

More Daylilies
Bama Music is a lighter pink than shown in photo. The heat here is changing colors a little.

Benchmark is a darker lavender. Its color is changed for the same reason Bama Music is changed. The sun is just too hot here.

                                                    Blueberry Candy

The daylily Cherry Cheeks is one of my favorites. This is wilted a bit from the heat. Normally it is gorgeous. 

Scarlet O'Hara Daylily

Lemon Cap

This daylily is a bit spent from the heat. It is Lord Jeffery Amhurst. I'll try to get a better photo tomorrow, because it is a nice one.

Name unknown

This one is tagged Canadian Border Patrol. Normally the petals are almost white. I am getting a lot of peach this year in my blooms.

Needs to be identified.

This daylily is in front of my deck. It is Lemon Cap. The bloom isn't anything fantastic, but it grows quickly and has lots of blooms.

This one may be Red Magic. I have so many reds, that I never checked the identity of all of them.

is Rainbow Candy has put on so many blooms this year. It is a pretty one too. I like all the candy series daylilies.

I believe this daylily is called Double Daring Pink.

                                        Malaysian Monarch has such a nice big white eye.

                                                        This is a Kwanso daylily. I don't suggest planting these unless you don't mind them spreading and taking over. They spread from there root systems.

                                              Ice Carnival Daylily

                                            Needs to be ideintified.

                                     Eye to Eye doesn't normally have the petal hanging down.

                                        This a view of part of my garden against the fence.

This coral bells, heuchera is one of the bargains I found this weekend. The name is Prince. I love the ruffled leaves.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A few of my daylilies still need to be identified. Squirrels like to pull out the markers or the writing fades from the winter. Most I can identify by memory. I really need to start making more maps.

We are hoping for rain here soon. We've only gotten 1/2" in the last 2 weeks. Everyone got rain all around us and somehow it always skips us. Later tonight, I'll have to get the sprinkler out. Humidity here is 90%, so I'm not going out this afternoon.

This is another of my reds. It may be Scarlet O'Hara and may not be. I need to go through all of my reds yet.
Here is another photo of the Becky daisies in bloom. These things spread like crazy.

                                             Canadian Border Patrol

         The daylily is called Bonanza. I have several that are similar, but this one blooms like crazy. This photo doesn't do justice to the bloom. It is a beauty, especially with all the blooms and it blooms for a long time.

               Custard Candy is one of my favorite daylilies. It is one that I need to move to a new spot.

This is another photo of Paper Butterfly. I think this daylily is a real beauty. My colors are odd this year. Usually this has more lavender petals.

Siloam David Kirchoff is under an ornamental tree. I have quite a few Siloam daylilies. The name Siloam came from the hybridizers home town.

Eye to Eye is in the front row of my garden in front of the fence. This daylily grows rapidly. I've given a start to my sister and I need to divide it again.

This is a yellow daylily in front of our deck. This is Lemon Cap. It spreads and blooms like crazy.

Frankly Scarlet is in my daylily bed in the back of the garden on the right hand side of the hill. She's a beauty too. It looks like it has wax on it when the sun shine on the leaves and is a brighter red than the photo shows.

This is a small bloomed daylily. I need to do the measurements tonight to figure out which one it is exactly. I have two small purples that are much alike. It is probably Little Grapette.

Monday, July 8, 2013

More Daylilies Blooming for July 8th

More July 8th Flowers Blooming
The sweet peas are blooming. I want to eradicate these. The seeds sprout up everywhere and the roots are so deep that it is hard to get rid of them.I'll admit that they are pretty blooming up a fence though.
I think this daylily is Slioam David Kirchoff, but I need to check. I have another small one on the hill that might be David Kirchoff. Who knows? I might have two of them. Keeping track of daylily names is hard unless you keep a map of them. So many daylilies look so much alike.
This is one of my newer daylilies. The name is Forgotten Dreams. I like the dark peorple eye and edged leaves. I have a thing for purple daylilies.

This is another one I need to identify, but I think it is Buffy's Doll.
This is another one that I need to check to be sure.
Benchmark Daylily

My leg is showing again. I need to retake it and identify the daylily. One of these days, I think it may be Rainbow Candy, but I'm not positive. Whatever, it is a real beauty and puts on lots of buds. Rainbow Candy has more white petals, but for some reason, my ground here makes everything look peach.
Blackberry Candy Daylily has a smaller bloom, but it puts on tons of them. 
Siloam June Bug Daylily is a nice one, but after comparing it to Blackberry Candy, it just doesn't have as nice of eye. 

This is a daylily that I never did have the name. It looks a lot like Graceland.

 This is a daylily that I purchased at Walmart in a box. It was suppose to be Strawberry Fields Forever. It turned out to be a plain yellow. Don't trust the daylilies at Walmart unless they are blooming. You might get just about anything. This is the second time this has happened to me. It isn't a Stella, because it blooms much later. It does have a nice bud count though.

July is Flower Blooming Month

This is another daylily that I need to check the name. I think it is Siloam Ury Winiford.
The Yucca is blooming. My husband would like me to dump it on the mulch pile. For some reason he hates it. I think the blooms are pretty.

Elegant Candy Daylily is one of my favorites, because it has so many blooms and blooms for so long.
This daylily has a nice big bloom. The name is Paper Butterfly. Last year, it did have nice lavendar petals. I don't know what is going on, but so many of my daylilies are peach this year.

These are some phlox that I purchased at Walmart last year that were marked down. I love the striped ones.

If you haven't given Becky daisies a try, you should. These things grow like crazy and spread so much that you can give them to all of your friends, sell some, and still need to put some on the mulch pile.