Tuesday, July 7, 2020

A Day in the Life of a Daylily























I took a camera with me this morning (about 6:30 a.m.) on my walk through the gardens. I love this time of year when the daylilies are blooming. I started my collection over 30 years ago and over the years have divided them and divided them and divided them.  The flowers usually open early in the morning and wither by the next day. 

One of these days I'm going to make a whole cloth quilt of my flower garden with embroidery, applique, stumpwork, broderie perse and whatever else suits my fancy. So I've been taking lots of pictures for reference. I will probably start on it this fall. 

More later. 

16 comments:

Linda said...

Gorgeous flowers and a great idea for your plan for an all encompassing new quilt. Very exciting and it will allow you to use all your different skills.

Libby in TN said...

Beautiful!

Ann said...

They are lovely. I had some at a previous house but they were just yellow. Yours are a rainbow of glory.

djquilting said...

They are gorgeous. You have such a great variety. That will be an outstanding quilt for sure.

Cherie in St Louis said...

Your lilies are stunning! So much variety, so many saturated colors and color combos. Amazing!

---"Love" said...

Your lilies are truly beautiful! It's a shame the blooms don't last longer. When you make that lily quilt, I'm sure it will be loved forever! ---"Love"

gayle said...

What a glorious range of colors you have!
I'll be looking forward to that quilt!

Quiltdivajulie said...

It would indeed have taken some time to gather all those varieties - SO beautiful.

Nann said...

Lovely lilies . . . and a great idea for a quilt. ("Behold the Lilies" would be a good name.)

Julierose said...

Just gorgeous daylilies...well, mine hadn't even bloomed--just in bud--that is until this morning--when I looked out at them, the deer had eaten all the buds OFF!!!!;((( So I appreciate your lovely pictures of blooms I should have had...;(((
~ ~ ~ waving dispiritedly, Julierose

Laura said...

Your beautiful lilies are wonderful inspiration for a quilt! :)

The Joyful Quilter said...

How many varieties do you have in your gardens? They are all gorgeous! I only saw one found in my own yard.

MissPat said...

I only have two day lily plants in bloom right now. I've sprayed the buds on the others with Liquid Fence, so here's hoping they start blooming before the deer eat them or they dry up from the drought. Yours are beautiful.
Pat

Cathy said...

Oh my, you have so many beautiful day lilies! How can you be so good at everything? A true Renaissance Woman!

mangozz said...

Gorgeous lilies! You really do have a green thumb.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

The saddest thing about moving is leaving my Day Lily. I too had a huge collection that I added to every year since 1976. For some reason I have no desire to work in the garden here. There are breaks in the fence on the mountain. In come the cows. Two days ago they were eating plants in the garden and also ate a palm tree that Alyssa just planted. Dang cows. But they DO leave fertilizer, lol.
xx, Carol