There's a lot of colorful daylilies in the Frog & PenguINN yard. While that's good news, sadly, many of these beauties will soon be gone because, as their name, implies their bloom time is very short.
Years ago there was abundance of this common and hardy perennial daylily in our yard. This orange daylily goes by several names: orange daylily, tiger daylily and ditch daylily. It's often classified as an invasive plant as it can be found growing wild in fields and roadsides. In recent years, ours have lessened in quantity and bloom color. They were the first to bloom this year and all have "bloomed out" now.
In their place, these daylilies are blooming now. These varieties were purchased several years ago from Sterrett Gardens, an area daylily farm. I don't remember their names.
And when there are several blooming simultaneously, it's quite striking.
The dark reds are especially eye-catching.
The dark golden yellows are my personal favorites.
Perhaps, it's just because they look like summer with their almost glowing brightness.
There's even one that is close to my favorite color, purple, especially when the bloom is done.
The wildflower meadow is also in bloom and with our recent hot and humid weather, plus a few rainstorms, new varieties are showing up daily. I've taken photos of those too, after fighting off mosquitoes and walking between the bees. Showing those in a future post.
How are your yards doing — flowers, vegetables — both or none?