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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Our 2010 Daylilies--Part III


This year we had 16 different varieties of Daylilies in our yard... Unfortunately, most of them are gone now (sniff sniff), but we certainly did enjoy them this year. There are two other parts to this post. If you want to see our other Daylilies, go to my sidebar. Scroll down to Labels and click on Daylilies 2010. Today I will share with you the remainder of this year's Daylilies. Above is a variety --which bloomed next to our garage door (and are still blooming). Below are more individual ones.



JOAN SENIOR




SOUTH SEA



SPELLBINDER




WINEBERRY CANDY




DAD ADAMS DAYLILY (These were our first Daylilies, and we have a huge batch of them. Unfortunately, a deer got some of them this year!!)

Even though we have had a very hot and dry summer, our Daylilies and Lilies, along with our Roses, have been beautiful. Hope you have enjoyed seeing our Daylilies.

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For those interested, I had a doctor's appointment yesterday. My knee is doing extremely well right now, so I opted not to have the injection until it is needed. However, I have a few other problems that I'm working on (my low energy level, numbness in one leg, and my lack of being able to sleep). Hopefully, by the time I go back for my next appointment (in SIX weeks), I will have these other problems worked out. At least, I hope so!!!! In the meantime, I'll stay at home and continue getting well. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers!

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Blog Tip #4: This one is hard for me since I love to write and am VERY wordy!!!! Don't use too many words... Some people do a great job of this --and even spread their words out on the page, in a easy way to read. I will continue to work on this--but it's not easy for me. NOTE: Some of my favorite blogs are Storytelling Blogs... I love stories, and yes, they are wordy.. BUT--that's what they are meant to be!!!! My only thought would be to not make the stories too long.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Hugs,

53 comments:

loveable_homebody said...

Hi Betsy!

Beautiful lilies. I especially love flowers that have graduated colour variations. So vibrant! Almost appearing edible... Haha.

I'm glad you're getting better and resting to get back to snuff! I hope it doesn't take too much longer now. I know you have a hard time being sick.

And yes, that's a great writing tip. I'm not into flowery prose unless it's poetic and/or descriptive. Some people do it well! Otherwise, I think it's best to try to stick to nouns and verbs as much as possible. Clarity and conciseness are my goals.

It's always a pleasure!

-Ashley

Darla said...

Lovely lilies...I do pray you continue to heal through your entire body. I tend to scan overly wordy posts myself....so many to visit I guess.

Jane said...

Gorgeous lilies! Glad your recovery is going well. Here's hoping that the next 6 weeks fly by to a complete recovery and a return to hiking!

Jane

Jane said...

Gorgeous lilies! Glad your recovery is going well. Here's hoping that the next 6 weeks fly by to a complete recovery and a return to hiking!

Jane

Peggy said...

Your flowers are thriving in this heat and are so beautiful. Great news on the doctor's visit and will pray things get better on the other things.

thesouthernlady64 said...

Hi Betsy, So glad to hear your knee is doing better. I love the new header. Your blog looks great. This must be the year for daylilies. Mine have done better than ever before. Yours are all beautiful. Wish we lived closer, we would just pig out on ice cream all the time. I loved your story!

LC said...

Wow... that South Sea must certainly light up the garden! Larry

diane said...

Such beautiful colours. I especially like the red one. They should be OK in the heat because they do quite well here in the sub-tropics. Glad to hear the knee is improving but its not good developing other problems. It is awful when we start cracking up. It happened to me after my supposedly little op, I ended up with vertigo, which comes and goes, then I got a prolapsed disc. Isn't it frustrating when you want to be active. Oh well we'll have to find other things to do, like blogging, until we repair. Hoping you repair soon. I like your blogging tips.

Susie said...

Girl I am so glad to hear your knee is doing good. Hopefully soon you'll be out and about finding new falls.

Love the lilies and your header pic is gorgeous.

amelia said...

Lovely blooms, I'm going to try to get some of ours on here!! Ha ha!!


Good news about your knee, just don't overdo it too much till you're given the OK by the doc!!

Mildred said...

Thanks for sharing the pretty pictures and I pray you soon will be back to your old self. I think you have done remarkably well.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I'm glad to hear that your recovery is going well. I hope that the other problems are resolved as soon as possible.

Your lilies are beautiful. As I was looking at your pictures, a thought came to mind. Do you have garden tours where you live? Your garden would be a good one to tour! Recently, there was a garden tour in the city above ours. Those touring the gardens paid $10, which went to a worthy cause. I forget how many gardens were included on the tour.

Catherine said...

So glad your knee is doing so well ~ good for you!

You are having hot and dry and we are having cool and rainy. I actually have to wear a coat to work today!!! Honestly!

Your flowers are always so beautiful Betsy. Have a wonderful day!
xo Catherine

Small City Scenes said...

Great new header---love it!!
All the lilies are gorgeous. They love the sun.

Good to hear the knee is improving and the other problems sound stress related which brings us back to the knee. Drat!!

I personally don't like real wordy posts unles you have a true journal blog and then I probably would just pass on by. MB

Sunny said...

Your lilies are so colorful, simply beatiful. We have lily loving deer too!
Happy to hear that your knee is feeling better, hope all works out for you :)
☼ Sunny

LV said...

Thank goodness you got a good doctor's report. I have found a lot of additional problems occur from the medicine we take. I had to get mine changed as I was having too many issues I could not handle. I have not started the new yet, but hope it works. Another thing Betsy, what have I done. I had 232 spams this morning. I nearly freaked out. Never in my entire computer days has that happened. I did not open them or even check to see who they were from. Just deleted.

NCmountainwoman said...

Beautiful photographs. Glad your knee is continuing to improve.

Bird Girl said...

You guys could actually get hired to do a catalog of roses and daylillies! So many different and beautiful kinds it is amazing to me!
Sorry to hear about these other things going on with your health - but happy to hear your knee is doing well!

Snap said...

Love the daylilies. I have only one. I need to add them to the garden. Even a postage stamp garden needs day lilies! Happy to hear the knee is better. You'll be out hiking with George soon!

Tipper said...

Your lilies are just amazing! The color-and they look so healthy too. I have several different varieties-but none of my look that good.

Great news from the Doc!!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Sleep?

I have that problem sometimes. And I try sleeping in the recliner. I used to have Patty in bed with me and I could kick her out of the bed. I did that once and we both woke up and looked at each other. She was flat on her but with her back against the bed and I was leaning over looking. We laughed about it for a long time.

Now she sleeps in a different room. She can't lay down anymore, flat so she sleeps in a recliner.

I am propped up due to my breathing problem but some nights I can't sleep either.

I hope you work that out. You might ask George to sleep on the sofa just to see if that helps.

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Becca's Dirt said...

I tend to scan over long posts trying to touch the highlights. You have some beautiful daylilies there. I am loving the wineberry candy. So soft and maybe feminine.

imac said...

Wonderful flowers you have in your garden Betsy.
Hope you sort the sleep prob out- as it seems to get us all down when we cant sleep.

You could try a tot of whiskey??lol.

Sandra said...

I am almost to breathless from the header photo to type my comments. that is so beautiful I can't describe how it makes me feel. the colors on these lilies are magnifcent and those new cameras are taking better and better photos every day.
on today's tip, i think everyone should do what they want to do and not worry about words or not words, people who want to read can and those who don't pass on through. a blog is very personal to me and i like putting my thoughts down. sometimes they are short, sometimes not depending on how i feel or what i want to say. I started a year ago putting photos with few words, but then bloggin is addictive. i do like to spread mine out a little so it is not a long page of writing, but i say blog what you want to say and don't worry about it. that's what i do.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Betsy
Lilies are so beautiful but their life spans are so short. It's nice to record their beauty by camera (I almost said on film ..lol)

I'm glad you got a good doctor report and that your knee is feeling better. It may be that you need more exercise now to help the numbness and to tire you out so you will sleep better? Take some short walks and see what happens. A change of pace can be invigorating.
I've been feeling tired with all the heat and humidity we've been having and the need to stay indoors in air conditioning. I'm also trying to make myself walk more.

♥ Pat

Kay said...

Last year, I trimmed back my day lilies and also moved the 2 plants to a different location in my yard. It took them awhile to come around after the move. they have not bloomed much this year, but I'm sure they will get back to normal next year. I just wish I had other colors besides yellow.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love the spellbinder Lilly the most.
Continue with your rest Betsy..hopefully the sleeping and other issues WILL work themselves out soon.
hugs, Suz

KleinsteMotte said...

Gorgeous photos.Glad your knee feels better. Sleep deprivation is annoying but not uncommon during the healing process especially after pain pills.Pat's idea to walk a bit and Abe's humour seem like a good mix.I like your words no matter how brief.Carry on!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Betsy, when the daylilies finally finish blooming it is kind of sad. They leave a big hole in the garden.

Everything is blooming so early this year, I'm wondering what I will have left for August and September.

Good news about your knee.
Marnie

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks again for sharing your beautiful Day Lilies.This has inspired me to work one one of our flower beds and turn it into a Day Lily bed.Wish me luck.Sure hope you get hat energy back and all those annoying things cleared up.
Blessings,Ruth

Rose said...

I want that South Sea lily! It is gorgeous...

About being too wordy....it really all depends on who is doing the writing. I never mind reading your posts because I feel like I am sitting here talking to you.

I have a harder time with long, long paragraphs and the ones that sound too formal.

Barbara said...

Your flowers are simply beautiful Betsy, and I love your blog, words explain, if you need to know something it takes words, lol hugs my friend.

Rose said...

Betsy, I almost forgot to say that sounds wonderful about your knee....I sure hope you get the other problems worked out.

Ginny said...

One Wineberry Candy for me, please. And when you ship it, be sure to mark FRAGILE on the box, and put plenty of insurance on it!!!

sEy said...

Hi Betsy,

Oh My, I missed your post yesterday! We don't have internet connections because of the typhoon.

anyway, your daylilies looks great. I love the first one. The bright colors look pleasing in the eyes.

I hope you do get well and you're always in my prayer.

Thanks for the tip:)

wildlifewatcher said...

My favorite of your Lilly plants is that "Wineberry Candy". What a stunner! Thanks for your blog tips, too.

Together We Save said...

Your daylilies are beautiful... I am so glad you are continuing to feel better. Take care.

Leedra said...

I am the picture looking blogger, even when I visit knitting and felting blogs. But I am sure that does not surprise you at all. With that said, sometimes I don't even read the words. But from comments I get I know people don't always read my words either. Blogging is about what we want it to be. I dont' follow the real story telling blogs, even when they are recommended to me. My blogging is realy slowing down (which you also already knew) and I can see it even slowing further in the near future. I seem to lost the interest in it, but there is alot going on right now.

Allison said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS and the Dad Adams is my fave! I have definitely pulled back on long writing posts, but mainly because I am too busy filling up my blog with pics of my little ones!

Glenda said...

Magnificent color and beauty!

Hope all of your health problems are soon resolved. Throughout your "down time," you've continued to "joyfully reflect" the beauty around you - and within you!

Daisy said...

Your daylilies are beautiful, Betsy. I'm so glad to hear your knee is doing better. I hope your other problems disappear soon.

Pam said...

Your Day lilies are beautiful, i had no idea the came in so many gorgeous colors.
You have very lucky neighbors, Betsy. You and George do all of the work and they get to enjoy all of the beauty.

Hope you continue on your journey to wellness.

The Retired One said...

All of your lilies have been so gorgeous, Betsy!
And I am so glad your knee is better and you are having less pain in it. Now to conquer your other health challenges, right?
Take care and I hope you are all better soon!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Specatacular daylilies, the colors are just jaw dropping...
Your place must look like the Chelsea Flower Show when everything is in bloom, how do you keep up with it all, when you are off on your travels ?
I'm so glad your knee is healing nicely, keeping my fingers crossed the remainder of you will follow suit !
Hugs,
Jo

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your day lilies are beautiful. We recently - last fall - moved into our new home and were very happy this summer to see several varieties of lilies here!
Penny

reanaclaire said...

Beautiful names for the lilies... so soothing when i look at them...

Marge said...

I love your lilies! The colors are so bright and beautiful. Wonderful photos! I hope you feel better soon! Have you tried B-12 shots for your energy level? I have a friend who gets them ones a month and swears they help her energy. Hope you feel better soon!

From the Kitchen said...

Betsy, you must have the most beautiful gardens in town!! I'll bet people slow down just to stare. I would!
I'm glad your knee is improving. Hope the numbness and sleeplessness improves as well.

Best,
Bonnie

Diane said...

I'm really glad your knee's doing so well, Betsy. GREAT! Your daylilies are so pretty. Mine haven't started blooming yet. Blessings, Diane

Diane said...

I'm really glad your knee's doing so well, Betsy. GREAT! Your daylilies are so pretty. Mine haven't started blooming yet. Blessings, Diane

SquirrelQueen said...

Your lilies are so pretty, my favorite is Dad Adams with that rich vibrant color. My orange ones just started to bloom.

I'm glad to hear your knee is better, hopefully the other problems will clear up soon.

You are never too wordy Betsy, I love reading your stories. Don't get like me and rarely use a sentence. Except like today when I posted a review and it goes on forever, LOL!

Janie said...

Your day lilies are fantastic!
Glad your knee is feeling better. Hope everything else improves soon.

Cicero Sings said...

Glad the knee is responding well ... now to get those other little problems under control as well. Hmmm.

Those day lilies are absolutely gorgeous.