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Daylilies are a happy bunch in the garden. When they start blooming around here mid-May, we know that summer is a comin’ round the bend. Our daylilies have recently faded for this year, but I know they’ll return, with more friends to spread their sunny cheer.
Soon after moving in to our new abode a couple of years ago, we were blessed with these vivacious, common Tawny Daylily transplants from family and friends. Daylilies are easy to grow. They’re hardy and adapt well to most soil types, are drought and heat tolerant and also thrive in full sun to light shade. There are over 60,000 varieties of daylilies. Some varieties even have edible parts.
One of my favorite things about daylilies is that they multiply like crazy, enabling division of plants. So you too can share the daylily love.
But since they multiply, make sure you’re ready for the commitment, because, once established, your daylilies will be around for a long, long time. Which is just fine with me.
Do you have any favorite flowers to share? Or do you grow any other varieties of daylilies? Please share – I enjoy reading and learning from you!
I’ve grown addicted to “Happy Returns” daylillies. In my Zone 7 garden, they pretty much bloom and rebloom from June through August!
That “Tawny” is lovely. I may have to look for it!
What a lovely flower! This was like a breathe of fresh air in the middle of my day. Thanks so much for sharing!
They are so pretty! All of my flowers die. I am so bad at it.
I love zinnias, spider plants, any kind of lilies, morning glories and old fashioned roses. Spring is my favorite time of the year because I love to get out and dig in the dirt!
I have daylilies but have no idea what color they are because the deer mow them down as soon as they start to show their pretty little heads. Glad to have your pictures to enjoy.:)
Such beautiful photos of a gorgeous flower! I’ve got some plant pictures to share on my blog soon 😉 they aren’t flowers, but I love them all the same 😀
You take amazing photos for sure. I am addicted to plants lately. I have no lilies but the house we bought has some rose plants that I am trying to get on the right track. They were infested with several bus and worms…I planted some poppy’s which are my new favorite flower. 🙂 Wish me luck? My mom has lilies like yours and they are amazing!
I love daylilies. My favorite are the Stargazer Lilies. They remind me of my beautiful bridal bouquet.
I have a little story about daylilies. A few months before my mother passed on she brought me some daylily bulbs from a garden catalog. I was pregnant and tired and left them on our porch. Mother died unexpectedly a few months later. I forgot about them until the following spring. I couldn’t decide between planting and throwing them out because I had no idea if they were any good after all that time. Something in me wouldn’t allow me to throw them out. I put them in the garden, but would not allow myself an expectations. Busy with babies, I forgot about them. The next summer I had an incredible display of color. I missed my mother, but the flowers were almost as if she was telling me that everything was okay. More than ten years later, the pale yellow, dark red, and dark coral lilies still make me smile.
Patrice that’s a beautiful story. Thanks so much for sharing it!
These are gorgeous, Amy. I am horrible when it comes to planting bulbs and them actually coming up. Our friendly deer and squirrel and who knows what else make them their little snacks.
Great pictures. What was the lighting on those. I can’t figure if it was sunny or cloudy.
I LOVE daylillies! I have several varieties in my yard. Pardon Me, Baby Betsy, Mini Pearl, Janice Brown, Peacock Tail Feathers, Strawberry Candy, Big Time Happy and many more. My husband introduced them to me when I moved to the south from Michigan. I ca now say I am addicted to grwing daylillies!