Bana, you asked to see some of my beds. There are a lot of different cultivars, some are brand new and others have been with me for awhile.This message has been edited. Last edited by: 16paws,
here's another chock full of lilies--messy but lots of flowers--even a pink dahlia raises its head among the lilies.This message has been edited. Last edited by: 16paws,
A few that did better among the hostas. There's enough sun for the lilies and in the heat that we had, it helped them to be shaded during the afternoon bright sun.This message has been edited. Last edited by: 16paws,
WOW those are beautiful.
oh wow, what gorgeous beds. They don't look like they suffered from the heat much at all. I like your landscaping too.
Yep, I'd say you're a lily lover........so pretty and so many varieties.
So thrilled to see you are sharing pics! They are sooo prurdeeeee! Time for another garden bed! Hahaha I wish I had more of mine in part shade now! When they say full sun ~~ do they mean this punishing stuff we've been getting this summer?
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Very purty! Love the big hosta too!
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WOW, 16. those beds are absolutely gorgeous. i love love love them. the flowers show off so much better in a grouping like that. do they stay shrubby and flowering from spring thru summer?
yep, my instinct is right.. to move mine closer together and into a bed like yours. i will do that in the fall.
thanks so much for making time to photograph and post the pictures. i'm going to download them and use them as desktop photos for their beauty and for inspiration.
PS.. is that a hosta in the 3rd picture? if so, yikes. i had no idea they get that big and i put 6 of them in this year.
Thanks for all the good thoughts! Yes, that's a hosta in the third pic. They like semi shade and I don't know how well they do in your area. The beds are a bit jammed right now. We completely dug up the area in pic 2 last year. My DH dug out each clump, we soaked them in empty large kitty litter bins filled with water, pulled out all the weeds and replanted them with lots of organic materials. I really need to thin some out--ideally I would have more room between them but the yard is not large. My daylilies come up in May and stay green until October but this year's heat will probably affect the plants. A few began blooming in early May, ordinarily this week and next week would have been the first weeks with tons of blooms but they've been going wild with the heat. Now we try to buy late bloomers to extend the season.
Bana, if you want to see gardens in your area, go to the American Daylily Society website and see if there are any display gardens near you, that will give you a chance to see what's planted and will do well in your area as well as what they look like in different seasons. I'd also check out any hydridizers in your area, they usually let you come out and walk around. They are a great source of info and they often sell plants at cheap prices, that they don't consider good enough to breed. Have fun, buy what you like and enjoy!
Yes, your day lilies are beautiful. So many different varieties and colors all planted together. I love the look of them in a 'group'. Some flowers look better in groupings than others do. I personally like the "English Cottage Look" with lots of flowers growing everywhere. Nothing in perfectly straight rows. Yours are beauties and I don't know if they suffered from the heat or not. What are the symptoms of stress due to too much hot weather? Do the leaves turn yellow?
Just beautiful paws! I love how they are all in the beds together. I think I'm also going to have to rethink how mine are scattered all around in different beds....or I could just make a new bed for them only....that would be less grass for DH to mow....hummmmm!
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My goodness, they are beautiful wonder what other cultivars you would suggest.
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