Nothing creative today, but have a look at the daylilies residing at 664. I posted Garden Extraordinaire on Garden Walk Garden Talk, and showed you a daylily grower’s remarkable garden, teeming with daylilies. I mentioned this as an upcoming post, so let’s take a look.
All came from the tearing out of old gardens to make way for new, fresh designs.
Commercial clients do this often, about every five to seven years. I acquire many new plants to either put in my garden, or send off to new and loving homes. Sometimes I rehabilitate the plants and they make their way back to other commercial gardens.
So since I showed you some very pretty and more unusual varieties on GWGT, here is what is living in my garden.
And, by the way, it is so darn hot and humid here in Niagara Falls, that the daylily flowers do not even last the entire day. They are jumping to their deaths right in front of my eyes. I had to be quick with the camera because if I turned around, some would be curling and wincing. But of all the blooms here, they are the best little troopers, looking fresh and happy, even for a very short time.
Here is a wincer below. An hour from now, it will be toast.
The bed the daylilies are in below is three foot six wide and it widens to four foot six.
I partner them with a variety of other plants, like the Veronica above and cleome below, but they also live in the worst conditions on my property. The daylily below is an example living in a hot and dry, 18 inch wide bed below. The plants actually extend from the bed quite a bit as you will see two images below. They are planted in mulch and gravel, the best I could do for them. The caryopteris grows rather large, but I can maintain the height and width if I choose. This particular bed changes the entire season, starting with tulips. The caryopteris finishes up the season with bees and blue.
It has been mentioned before that I have a large garden by a few bloggers. I have a tiny space in my rear garden, it is just the angle of the shots that make it seem larger. I do pack in the plants. The center of the rear garden is a raised bed with only 3 foot 6 inches of grass circling it. You don’t come to 664 to see the grass, but it makes a nice pathway and workspace.
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