Saturday, June 20, 2009

I love my day lilies

I have loved day lilies for years.  I first fell in love with the wild-growing spotted tiger lilies along the road sides in Maryland.  I don't see those here in Kansas, but I still enjoy day lilies.

Our old home had orange day lilies all over the back yard.  We just kept thinning them and moving them around.  Here in our new home, Steve's grandparents' home, we have a variety of day lilies in colors I've never seen before.

The first to bloom last year and this year was this burgundy day lily.  I love it, and have never seen one like it before.



Soon after comes the standard orange day lily I'm used to enjoying.  Some of our varieties have color variations that differ from the ones we had before.  We have the most of these orange ones, in a couple different places.


Apparently, I'm not the only one who likes them, as this little bug does, too.  Grasshopper of some sort?

Later this summer, we'll have new varieties bloom, in shades that are almost pink.  I'll have to share pictures of them later.  They brighten our yard throughout the summer.  I love how they just keep giving new blooms day after day.

Thanks, Grandpa and Grandma, for all the beautiful flowers you planted here! 





Trusting in Him,
April

1 comment:

  1. Oh we have those beautiful tiger lilies growing wild along the roadways here in East Tennessee, lovely.


    We have some plain yellow ones in our front bed, but none as beautiful as your photos.


    Blessings,

    Kimberly

    http://raisingolives.com

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