Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Little Fred Daylily

This will probably be my last daylily photograph post for this year, but don't hold me to it. They aren't totally gone, but the awesome mass of blooms has passed. They will continue to bloom off and on until frost, but the early season is the best time to photograph.
This peachy bloom that has the look of an orchid was purchased as an un-named seedling. I know the ones of you that have followed me for any length of time find that hard to believe. It was just so pretty, I could not resist. It is a late bloomer, and usually by the time it decides to bloom I am always wondering if it is going to bloom that year. I bought 4 different seedlings that year. 3 of them have this orchid look, this peachy one, and then a pink one and then one that is a real pale yellow. The 4th seedling is a red, and it gets lost in the rest of my red daylilies.

These last 2 photographs are of "Little Fred", he is one of the first daylilies I ever purchased. Naturally from Oakes Daylilies. This one has been moved and divided so many times I can't even remember. It is still in the back of the property, so it still has at least one more move to get to the daylily flowerbed. Isn't going to happen this year though, maybe next spring. I have given starts of this one to lots of friends.

When we bought this property we got us a start of all the daylilies and iris we had at the time. We did this by lifting, and dividing. When we did this I ususally had numerous bags ready and each bag got a start of each daylily. My friends got a bag, or two. But we ALWAYS put some back in the ground. I tell you this to say.....we drove by our last home a couple of weeks ago....the daylilies are all GONE!!!! The flowerbeds are bare. I just do not understand, the yard looked terrible. I sure am glad I got my starts of each one.
By the way, Jimmy is working such long hours, including weekends, I have been spending more time in Rockwood than at home, so that means no internet access. I hope to catch up with all of you real soon.
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22 comments:

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Oh no! Thats terrible!
I had that happen to me once. I had great gardens in the front yard of my old place, even a real nice rose bush. When I drove by a couple years later, it was all gone, It is so disappointing.

~Cheryl said...

Leedra, your photography is superb! I just point-and-shoot, and I'm sure it shows! Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving a comment.

We made the mistake of visiting one of our "old" homes.....now we make it a point to never do so. Different strokes for different folks!

Dorothy said...

Gorgeous Daylilies!!! Love the peachy one! Yes, it is very disappointing to see what people do to your flower garden after you sell a house!!!

Melissa Weisbard said...

Beautiful photos! I was thinking about planting some daylillies. Are they perinnials?

Darla said...

Don't you just HATE that?! Your Daylilies are beautiful Leedra..

troutbirder said...

That was the one problem with dividing our property and building next door. Now I get to look next door at 2 acres of 24Ded weedless grass. All, thats all, of my flower gardens were plowed up and seeded. Also their was one Red Oak in the entire subdivision. It was sawed down to "save" another tree. A popple.

Leedra said...

Melissa - Very much, just plant them and leave them alone. The best perinnial you can own. Just have to keep the weeds out.

Dawn said...

I wouldn't like that but then again the only place I've owned is the one we are living at.
I had some veggies, growing before and a ground cover that was at that house, almost died out until I nursed it back, it was very pretty.
Beautiful daylilies! LOVE THEM!

Denise said...

Your photos are always so beautiful Leedra, you can see the TLC these daylilies have had. Sad about your old home when you put so much of that TLC into it.

Susie said...

I like the ruffled edge of the peachy daylily Leedra.

Sorry to hear about your former yard. It's really hard to see all your hard work gone.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Love,love,love that peachy Lily.It is so sad to hear that people would destroy all those beautiful lilies.Some people don't appreciate this kind of beauty.
Thaks for sharing yours.
Blessings,Ruth

Sunny said...

Your Daylilies are amazing. What beautiful colors!
Sunny :)

Mary said...

Post all the lovely daylilies you want! I'm enjoying them! both of these have unusual and astounding color.

lisaschaos said...

Love those frilly edges!

Carletta said...

Lovely peachy color!
I have a good friend who lives in the neighborhood I left. I cringe to go by knowing it may not look the same.

Sally said...

LOVE the peach!!!! Very beautiful pictures all in all. :)

Shelley said...

I wonder why they would pull out those beautiful flowers?!
Love all these photos - great clarity and color.

Bird Girl said...

Those peach ones look good enough to EAT!

Mildred said...

That peach is so pretty. We no longer drive by our old home - it is just heart-breaking.

Rose said...

These are just gorgeous! I really do have to get started getting few day lilies...I love them more and more.

Jen said...

Those day lilies have an old fashion look to them.
Great pictures as always.

Pam said...

I love the peachy daylily. I have litte Fred too, which you gave me. I don't understand why people pull up the flowers. Don't they understand that's what makes the house and yard so beautiful.

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