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The Header Picture was taken in October of 2016 and shows the CHIMNEYS area (all decorated for Autumn) of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. This was BEFORE the horrible WILDFIRES which began here in November and destroyed SO much.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Day Lilies in our Yard in 2013--Part I

WILD HORSES DAY LILY
It's going to take me about 3 or 4 posts in order to show you ALL of our 44 different Day Lily varieties.  I've spent LOTS of time this year trying to learn the names of not only our Roses,  but also the Lilies and Day Lilies.  We keep charts and lists ---and I'll admit that it takes TIME and hard work!!!!  BUT--paying more attention to the flowers makes me just love them even more.

Today I'll share with you some of our pretty Day Lilies.   Most of you know (due to their name) that each blossom only blooms for a day.  BUT--each plant can send up lots and lots of flower stalks, especially if the plant is 2 or more years old... SO--we get new blooms every single day!  I'll be sad when they are all gone.   Most of our Lilies are gone now ---so it won't be long 'til the Day Lilies are gone too... Sniff Sniff..

Be sure to click on the photos for enlargements... The picture above was our second Day Lily to bloom--and reminded me more of a Lily than a Day Lily.  BUT--it is a Day  Lily and its name is WILD HORSES.  It is in the Road Flowerbed.




EARLY BIRD CARDINAL DAY LILY
This little Day Lily was the FIRST one to bloom this year.   That's why it is called EARLY BIRD CARDINAL.  (That is all ONE plant.)




EYE-YI-YI DAY LILY
Another favorite of mine is EYE-YI-YI.   It is in a group which are blooming near our garage..  The others in this group are  Bright Sunset,  Bicolor and Fred Ham.




FRED HAM DAY LILY
In the same bed (next to the garage) is this little pale yellow beauty,  named FRED HAM. 




BRIGHT SUNSET DAY LILY
In the same group is another beauty named BRIGHT SUNSET.  I captured this shot when the sun was setting in the west --and just happened to be shining right on this bloom.  Pretty,  isn't it?




BICOLOR DAY LILY
AND--in the same group is one more,  BICOLOR.  This one was one of our late bloomers.   When one buys Day Lily plants,  you can get early bloomers or late bloomers.  We always buy RE-bloomers (so they will bloom again in the Fall) ---but we also try to get a variety of early and late bloomers..   You can see how this one gets its name!




BRIGHT SUNSET,  EYE-YI-YI, and FRED HAM DAY LILIES
Here is a photo showing three of the four in the group listed above.  Bicolor had not bloomed yet when I took this photo.




LADY ELIZABETH DAY LILY
Besides Early Bird Cardinal (pictured above),  there are three other Day Lily plants in the bed in front of our largest Rose Bed, on the left of the driveway (if you are standing in the road looking toward the house).  SO --another pretty Day Lily in this bed is LADY ELIZABETH... The deer munched on many of these --but we got a few blooms.  Isn't this a pretty Day Lily?




LAVENDER DEAL DAY LILY
This beauty is named LAVENDER DEAL,  and it has bloomed really well this year.  I took lots of pictures of it,  but decided to show you this one, with the raindrops on it.  This Day Lily is really a pretty purple color.




ORANGE VOLS DAY LILY
And the last one in this bed is named ORANGE VOLS---after my Tennessee Volunteers I'm sure.  However,  the orange is not quite the 'right' colors... However,  I do like this Day Lily.




CUSTARD CANDY and FOOLED ME DAY LILIES
Two more Day Lilies (in the road flowerbed) which look great together and bloom like crazy are CUSTARD CANDY (the lighter colored one) and FOOLED ME.  Believe it or not,, but these are only TWO plants,  one of each...




CUSTARD CANDY DAY LILY
Here's another photo just of CUSTARD CANDY.   Isn't she pretty?




FOOLED ME DAY LILY
AND--here is FOOLED ME.   I don't know how some of the Day Lilies get their names!!!!!




ROSIE MEYER DAY LILY
This group of Day Lilies are on the big side flowerbed (on the upper side of our yard).  Her name is ROSIE MEYER --and she bloomed and bloomed this year.




SOUTH SEAS DAY LILY
This is my favorite of all of the Day Lilies I have shown you today.  Its name is SOUTH SEAS and it's in the road flowerbed.  I love the color and design --and this one has really bloomed and bloomed for us.




SOUTH SEAS DAY LILY
Finally,   here's a photo showing SOUTH SEAS ---and some of its many blooms.  Again I say that that is only ONE plant.  Isn't it gorgeous?

WELL---can you pick a favorite?  I guess it has to do with the colors you like the best...  I have lots more to show you---but you will have to wait until another post.  Hope you have enjoyed seeing this group.

Have a fabulous Monday....

Hugs,