Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Hybridized Day Lilies - 2015 #3

This past week has seen the day lilies here at the Gardens at Waters East – “strut their stuff”.  For whatever the reason, this year the season has been good for day lilies and their blooms. Over the last eight years, Gardens at Waters East has hybridized more than four-hundred – never before seen on planet Earth – new and let it be said - awesome day lilies.  It has been a project of love; keeping track of the “parents” and “grandparents” the generations of all the day lilies here in the gardens.  Nice that the computer was invented – a great help!


 #7

There were way more photos taken during the last weeks than could reasonable be posted so this year’s daylily review will be limited to three posts of fifteen each.  This will give a cross section of what has become a “hobby gone wild”.


 Lower Daylily Field
Lake Michigan in the distance

The numbers associated with many of the photos, relates to a computer code developed to keep track of the ancestry of the plants.  Many have names but the codes are used most often.  You will see that this gardener has a special affection for reds, love that color in the garden.

Enjoy your walk in the daylily fields here at Gardens at Waters East.

 #11

 #16

 #24

 #24 pale orange

 #28 entry rock

 #28 field

 #28 Lower Field

 #A

 #X1 red

 #X3.4

 #X13

 #X12.3


 Lily Field with ship rib from the 1800s

NOTE:   All photos use in this posting were taken on the property of Gardens at Waters East

NOTE:   Since this Blog is meant to be an accurate journal of the gardens;
no photos are “staged”, “arranged”, or ”photo-shopped” in anyway.
What is posted – is what it here.  It is what it is.

If you wish to email a message or share photos of your garden
please do that through this Blog site or with an email to:



1 comment:

  1. Love those lilies. The deer ate EVERY blossom I had!

    ReplyDelete