Friday, June 6, 2014

Time To Clean The Hemerocallis

A Clem, not a Hem:
The Hemerocallis have been putting on their big spring show.  By now some are a mess:
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I just discovered the easiest way to pull off the flower stems:  fold them down to the ground.  Most of them break free with an audible snap.
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There, all clean!
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Seedling:
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Old classic.  I disremember the name.  Old or not, a lovely color.
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A recent introduction showing how day lily Hybridizers have turned a simple flower into something edged, textured, and ruffled.  The most recent introductions go far beyond this one--some might say too far, to the point of grotesquerie. 
'Victorian Lace'
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As I clean the Hems, Dahlias bloom. photo Hem8208_zps1f3c9d39.jpg
The Hummers perch on 'Hercules'.  
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The Trachelium decided to grow five feet tall.  I didn't think they got that tall.  It's growing up through 'Tamora' rose, but I focused only on the Trachelium.
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Cool.
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Another precious day, more precious flowers. 

 

10 comments:

  1. How lovely! My hemerocallis haven't even begun to set scapes yet. I think your pink hemerocallis is 'Catherine Woodbury'. I had her in the garden for years but have been reducing the numbers of daylilies over the last several and she didn't make the cut. That Trachelium is gorgeous. I had some last year and they might have been eighteen inches tall or so but five feet!!!! Wow, that's marvelous. Is it perennial for you?

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    1. 'Catherine Woodbury', yes that's it. Thanks! The Trachelium seems to be good for at least two years, perhaps three. That plant was a bit that survived one that did not I think three years ago now. I moved it, and it liked where I moved it.

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  2. More beautiful flowers dear Hoover. I love the colour of the clematis and the old fashioned day lilies are a pretty colour, also the trachelium, the hummingbird is so cute and tiny.
    xoxoxo ♡

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  3. Wow, so many empty scapes on your daylilies! Mine haven't even started flowering yet. Good tip on how to snap off the stems. I'm usually so lazy that I don't get to them until they're old enough to just pull off easily.

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    1. They are having a great year--perhaps the drought is motivating them?

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  4. A hummingbird in repose makes a great picture. I'll have to try your Hemerocallis clean-up trick.

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    1. Since I can't seem to get them when they are flying, a reposing hummer will have to do.

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