Where I journal my adventures in the garden, in the greenhouse, and reflect on and appreciate God's generosity.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
How can you tell that these flowers are my favorite?
This post will tell you. I am sorry to say that I have no room for more
new daylilies (Hemerocallis). I love these flowers. They grow under
neglect, are relatively pest-free (unless a colony of ants takes a
liking to one), most are not invasive (there are some that walk in the
flower bed, but most just keep a tidy clump), and they can be divided
any time of the year (although I try not to disturb them while
blooming). They are also good neighbors to most other plants. I have
them in sun and part shade, but haven't tried them in shade-something
with that many flowers seems to want lots of sunlight. Flava--wonderfully scented flowers on tall, thin stems (that's the one above--formatting is also not a strength I possess).
Frans Hals--when the flowers first open, the orange/yellow contrast is much stronger.
Hyperion. Huge flowers.
Canadian Border Patrol
I also have tons of Stella d'Oro, a white one with a center ring, and apricot double-flowered one, and a few others that have finished blooming. Some I've had so long I forgot the names. This incompetent photographer doesn't have the know-how to set the camera, so the subtle color differences are more obvious. The un-named red ones are all different, distinct shades.
I just realized that I don't have a pure white one, nor a mauve one. Must check out the spring catalogue and do something about that. Which weeds will have to die to make room for these? quackgrass? dandelions? clover?
We live on a farm in Alberta, Canada. We operate a mom & pop greenhouse and tree nursery. My passion is knitting, I like to sew and quilt. My faith and family are most important to me.
My ravelry name: sproutsnknits
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