Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hybridized Day Lilies - 2015 #1

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!


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”.

 Daylily Field

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.

 #28 Spruce Path



 #28 Golden Ninebark

 #28 Lower Field

 #28 Entrance Gate


 #C - D


 #X1.2 Pinks




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1 comment:

  1. Wonderful! They look spectacular in your daylily field with the lake in the background. It must be quite a challenge to keep them tagged and organized. I have enough trouble with the few I have--the squirrels and chipmunks seem to take off with the tags.