Friday, June 25, 2010

Daylily Dilemmas

I have daylilies in three parts of the yard, and they are abloom. Ditch and stella (ok, the stellas peaked about 3 weeks ago and are just about done their first bloom) in the upper garden around the plum tree, assorted reds in the side bed, and last year’s trades in pots in the herb garden. Here’s one from the herb garden:

I have the name somewhere. My plan was to eventually replace the ditch lilies in the upper garden with the potted ones; I’ve put some there already. But I’m enjoying the view of these in the herb garden. They are just outside the back door, so I see them every morning and evening. And I’ve really enjoyed the ditch lilies this year, more than usual – they are so spunky. Did they know I had plans to rip them out? Is that why they are extra showy this year?

I’ve taken out a bunch already – they all go to my friend Stacey who is making a daylily border all the way around her back yard with the ones I give her.
I’m tempted to leave some in, but I know they will crowd out the others, which I don’t want to happen. So I’ll have to decide soon.

1 comment:

  1. It's so hard to remove plants that are doing well. Maybe you can contain a few somewhere but give the bed space for your new ones. Good luck deciding and enjoy the flowers!