Daylilies, Lily of the Niles, Asiatic Lilies, Daisy Bushes, Caladiums?

What’s blooming this week?
As spring fades into summer, the temperatures are beginning to rise around here. And with the rainy season approaching, many of our plants are starting to put out more leaves, flower buds, and blossoms every day.

This week a couple of daylily plants opened up. Our Mac the Knife daylily has put out a few flowers. It is the first of the many varieties that Trish planted a year or so ago. Last year was beautiful, so we are looking forward to a repeat performance this summer.

 

Mac the Knife Daylily
Mac the Knife Daylily

Her Lily of the Nile is just starting to open. I hope to get some pictures of it in just a few days. Here is one as it just starts to open.

Lily of the Nile
Lily of the Nile

We have a pot that we believe has Asiatic Lilies in it, or at least that’s what they look like every year. We watch them bloom and, afterwards, we put the pot off to the side in our “plant hospital” area to rest until next May. We never touch them, never repot them, just let them be. That’s my kind of plant.

Asiatic Lily
Asiatic Lily

The Bush Daisies that we have scattered here and there have recovered from winter and are finally starting to put out their signature little yellow flowers. One of my favorites. They take the summer heat, tolerate the winter cold fairly well, and put on a show of yellow daisies pretty much year round.
They can get a little leggy, so you have to chop at them once or twice a year. 

Daisy Bush
Daisy Bush

The caladiums are popping up from the ground everywhere. They are a nice colorful plant for filling in those spots that have been bare since winter.

Caladiums
Caladiums

We love this time of year. It seems like each day’s visit to the backyard brings new little surprises.

Happy Gardening,
Dave and Trish

 

Dave

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Updated on December 23rd, 2013