This is the second of a three-part posting on the day lilies here at the Gardens at waters east blooming this summer.
This year as in years past, the daylilies at the Gardens at Waters East are blooming like crazy! Over the years I have hybridized so many, now have more than 550 plus different daylilies. I keep promising myself to stop this obsession but to no avail!. When they are in full bloom as they are in July and August, I see possibilities to create a new plant with a different bloom, so I hybridize even more. I am thankful that some of my friends have taken many back to their own homes. The problem is – that gives me more open soil space to hybridize and plant even more new creations!
Enjoy this blog posting of some of this year’s blooms. I will do a third posting since I have more than enough to do many posting of these “babies” of mine. MORE TO COME!
Thanks Bob. Some of the hybridizing that I have done has produced some beautiful flowers, others are just so so.Delete
WOW WOW WOW more than 550 different daylilies ? It's hard to believe, what wonderful flowers.ReplyDelete
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Anke, I do agree they are some wonderful flowers. I never know what the hybridizing will produce - and some are indeed beautiful.Delete
I'm remembering your early efforts 20 + years ago. Tremendous work, Jack!ReplyDelete
Thanks. Yes, it is true so many over the years!Delete
Gorgeous: The long shots, the close-ups, and all the lovely lilies. I have a few daylilies, and I truly enjoy them, as well.ReplyDelete
I do too as you can tell! I also thought a view of the area would add to the postings, especially seeing the lake from the gardens. I am surprised that I still had a couple plants blooming this late in the season. Most day lilies have long ago finished blooming.ReplyDelete
Your flowers are wonderful and the photos are greatReplyDelete
Fernando, thanks I too think they are pretty special since I hybridized most of this on this posting.Delete
I am glad that mine started flowering again. Last year was a no-show.ReplyDelete
I never had a no-show. I think I would have flipped-out if that had happened.Delete