Favorite Plant Of The Month May 2017

It would have to be the Hemerocallis.  They cheer up the grey of May.  Every May they take up the banner of spring just as the roses complete their first flush.  I enjoy making the rounds of the garden each morning, picking off yesterday's spent flowers while enjoying today's.  Each flower lasts only one day, reminding one to enjoy the now.  

See a round-up of other May favorites at Danger Garden
 

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  1. A reminder to enjoy the now is always welcome, especially in such a lovely package.

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    1. Refreshed every morning...it's fun!

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  2. I think I love every day lily I have ever seen and would love a garden with more. But, I once saw a garden with only day lilies and there was something missing. Like you I will enjoy each bloom that comes until May passes into June.

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    1. Yes, I like roses with day lilys at their feet, and some 'Rozanne' mixed in, and don't forget the Shasta daisies, and Iris, and...and so on! :)

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  3. Lovely plants. I especially like that first one. My own 'Spanish Harlem' finally decided to bloom 2 days after Bloom Day. I'd wanted to include it in this month's favorites but I couldn't get a post-worthy photo. Each of my 4 clumps insists on producing a single bloom each day so none exactly make a bang.

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    1. 'Spanish Harlem', that's a good one.

      The clumps get bigger eventually, and then several flowers from a clump each day. More deadheading, but that's okay.

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  4. Those are beautiful. I especially like the last one. My Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus are just starting to bloom. I love their heady citrus blossom scent.

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    1. Not familiar with H. lilioasphodelus. It looks very dainty. I will have to try to find one, as I love most all scented plants. Thanks!

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  5. Unas fotografías realmente maravillosas. Mis felicitaciones

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    1. Gracias, Raúl! Estoy feliz de que te gusten las fotografías.

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  6. Hello Hoover Boo,
    Your daylilly's are so gorgeous. Not far from where I live there is a large showgarden from a nursery that is specialised in Daylilly's and Irises. I put it's link here http://www.kwekerij-joosten.nl/catalogus/default.aspx. Maybe something to look at on a rainy day. No it's no
    spam. But I now you are interested in these plants and I hope you are happy to see it.
    Now I know where you are going through having heatwaves so often. Overhere it's more then
    30C now (too hot for an old Dutch that is not used to have such beautiful weather) (lol).
    Have a wonderful day.
    Rosehugs Marijke

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    1. 30C!?!? Het is warmer in Holland dan in Californië! Geniet van de zonneschijn.

      Bedankt voor de link. Ik zal genieten van de foto's op een warme dag als ik in het huis weg van de hitte verblijft. (lol!) Die showtuin moet een prachtige plek zijn om te bezoeken.

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  7. I have only one, inherited, and orange fellow. Yours are so much more fancy!

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    1. Yeah, but you get more rain. Sigh.

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  8. Lemon daylilies really do have a wonderful and distinctive fragrance, well worth growing. H. lilioasphodelus is still called H. flava in some listings, and it may also be worth searching on 'lemon lily' or 'lemon daylily'. I'm going to be moving some out from under a beech after it blooms this season (in the next month; it's on the early end of daylilies growing here), and would be happy to send you some fans. Send your address to my email to take up the offer.

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    1. Oooh! Wow! Would love to try them, thanks!

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