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Monday, June 18, 2012

Lighting Up the Garden

A favorite perennial for so many reasons, a few of our Daylily varieties are lighting up the garden. Belonging to the genus Hemerocallis, this perennial does best in full sun but can handle some light shade. If you do happen to have Daylilies planted in complete shade, the foliage is still lovely but the beauty of this plant is its daily bloom.

The range in varieties is so vast; it is hard to keep up with any particular favorite. For a number of years, an assortment for the garden was collected. Easily divided and transplanted, it doesn’t take long to have a wonderful collection with a wide array of colors and blossoms. The best time to divide and transplant is in early spring or immediately after flowering. But of course, I’m one for breaking the rules! Always make sure you dig the entire plant and cut the fans back approximately 5 to 6 inches. Daylilies can handle drought but do best in moist but well-drained soils. So be certain to always keep moisture levels up during the heat and no question, when recently planted or transplanted.

So hopefully all the Dads had an excellent Father’s Day yesterday. I noticed there were quite a few enjoying some time out in the garden. Why not? It was perfect gardening weather. Here’s a quick pic just looking up at yesterday’s afternoon sky.

And with that, it’s a Monday wrap and a quote from Terri Guillemets. “Sometimes just looking up and seeing the light is enough.” And if you can’t find a brilliantly sunny sky, you can always find blossoms lighting up your garden.

Images by Ann Bilowz

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