Sunday, August 06, 2006
What I Like About You
There is not another flower that gives as much to the midwest garden as the daylily; multitudes of gaily colored flowers without fail all summer, asking only a bit of sun and rain in return. Daylilies have another quality that enchants me: the change that takes place in the flowers of many hybrids, as the season progresses. A nice example is 'Forever Red', that starts the season as a deep, fadeproof red, and as the sun saturates the late summer garden, the new blooms open molten orange-red, with a nice yellow edge. My cup is full.