Friday, May 1, 2009

Daylilies of the Day

Here are two more daylily blooms for you to enjoy. This first red one (I believe it to be Chicago Apache) is one of my favorites. It has such a velvety-red color. The color washes out some after it's been in the sun for a few hours. I recommend planting deep reds and purples in at least part shade so they retain their best color for longer.

This orange is blooming for the first time for me. I think it came as some extras in an E-bay order that I made last year. Have no clue what variety it is.

While I'm posting daylilies, I'll give some of my thoughts on growing them. For one thing, they are about as easy as anything. Every beginner should plant daylilies. They are easy, cheap, and rewarding. They can take drought, some flooding, and nearly every type of soil. I have them growing in full sun and partial shade and it seems to make no difference. Daylilies mix well with other flowers and are great companion plants, as long as you don't let them take over. Divide and share about every three years. Rather than planting a whole bed of them, sprinkle them throughout your yard and garden with other plants that bloom at different times.


Nicolescu Ana-Maria said...

Nice flowers.

Darla said...

I have Daylilies sprinkled everywhere too! Probably need to divide them after they bloom. I love the double blooms on some of mine, but the lemon yellow is my favorite. I like yours too.

Dirt Princess said...

I will be dividing mine as soon as they are done blooming. I checked yesterday, and they all have tons of buds on them. Have a great weekend

Sweet rose sad said...

Beautiful lilies, nice colors!