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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Daylilies!


Yesterday we went to R. Seawright Gardens who grow over 600 varieties of beautiful daylilies! You can buy them there or by mail order. Owned by our friends, Bob and Love Seawright, the gardens are a feast for the eye and an irresistible temptation to daylily lovers like us. We wandered the rows and rows of daylilies, ooh -ing over the plants we passed, each more alluring than the next. We were like kids in a candy store. There were pastels and near whites and everything through the spectrum of colors to the hot, hots like "Bandit Man" shown above.

Even though we already own many daylilies, we always find room in our garden at this time of year to buy and squeeze in several more. Dayliles are our kind of garden plant, tough and carefree, with attractive foliage and beautiful blooms. They even attract Tiger Swallowtail butterflies in the spring who drink their nectar. We try and collect many kinds and colors and ones that bloom early, mid, and late in the season, so we get a long period of bloom. We've even found daylilies named after birds, a must have for us. So in our garden we have "Mallard", and "Cedar Waxwing".

All photos © Lillian Stokes, 2006

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