Six on Saturday: Daylily Magic

It’s been a busy week in the garden – lots of weeding, tree and bush trimming, moving a few plants around, and snapping photos. Lots of photos. How do I choose just six for this week’s installment of ‘Six on Saturday’? Well, I guess I’ll start with an updated photo of one of my (new this summer) purple garden chairs.

The purple chair’s seat is filling in nicely with this show-stopper of a daylily (I’m pretty sure it’s ‘Elegant Candy’).

My granddaughter spent time with me last week helping me with a great deal of weeding. It was the push that I needed to continue making progress. Yesterday was spent weeding (a 55g bin filled to overflowing) and trimming overgrown bushes. My gardening muscles ached when I went to bed, but I slept well.

I have a hard time answering the question, “So, what’s your favorite color flower?” It pretty much depends on what is blooming at the time, but I know that I do love to plant splashes of yellow throughout my gardens. I’m really loving this little stand of yellow daylilies happily thriving under the dappled shade provided by our locust tree.

This deep fuchsia pink daylily and blue-green hosta combo nearly took my breath away with its beauty.

But I’ve been adding some hot colors to the garden in the past few years. This orange daylily ‘Tuscawilla Tigress’ is a new favorite.

Then again, there’s this coral beauty (forgot the name).

Ooooh! But, then there are so many charming pink daylilies too!

I go by the blogger name of ‘Barefoot Lily Lady’ and I think you can guess why. I find it fun to participate with gardeners from all around the world who invite people to virtual tours of their gardens every Saturday. The group is called Six on Saturday and is hosted by The Propagator, who provides the inspiration and forum for a weekly, six photos at a time show ‘n tell. If you’d like to take a peek at the gardens too, just click on the Propagator’s site and give his weekly post a read, then scroll on down to the comments section where you’ll find loads of links to explore.

Author: barefootlilylady

I love sharing about my barefoot gardening adventures, hence my blogger name. As I write, some of my other passions might spill out -- like fun with grandkids, baking and sewing endeavors, what I'm studying in Scripture, and the like. My readers will notice that one of the primary things I write about is Alzheimer's. May what I write be an encouragement to anyone who is a caregiver for someone they love with memory loss.

9 thoughts on “Six on Saturday: Daylily Magic”

  1. Everything is just perfect! I love the color of that chair, and your daylilies are gorgeous! Mine are new babies this year, so I have a while to wait for that kind of show. Although a few have small buds.

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    1. I can’t wait to see pictures of yours. I love the chair too. A friends just gave me two more to paint for the garden…but I can’t decided on what colors to paint them. Have a great week!

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    1. I just love your place. I spent a bit of time poking around on the pages of your blog today, virtually traipsing around in your lovely flowerbeds. Everything is just gorgeous…a beautiful succession of floral splendor.

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    1. As I grow older, I have come to the realization I probably have too many daylilies. They are all pretty, but I’ve decided it is time to play favorites. I am marking my absolute favorites with a clothespin on the spent scape – it will serve as a reminder that I want to keep and divide it. I’m marking the ones I want to dig up and give away with a plastic bread tie. Over time, I hope to only keep and propogate the ones that garner the most ooohs and aaahhs.

      I had a wonderful Sunday, Pam. I hope you did too.

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  2. We have three or four daylilies that it is clear, looking at your beautiful pictures, are seriously unhappy. I’m not sure why they’re miserable but tomorrow I will start with a clean up and feed. Come autumn I’ll dig them, improve the ground and replant. When they’re doing well they are so worth the effort.

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    1. I think that daylilies benefit from being divided every now and again. Whenever I do divide mine, I try to improve the soil with compost from my bins. I love succession of color in my gardens, so try to stagger my bloom time by planting early, mid and late blooming varieties. I wish you the best in your gardening endeavors, Jim.
      Cindie

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