Friday, July 26, 2013

The Day Lilies of the Field - Why Grow Them?

Let's say "Summer Sunday Cutler Day Lilies" three times fast and I promise I will show you some. I will bring you, virtually, of course, to Cutler Botanical Gardens in Binghamton, New York.

These photos were taken last Sunday, during a spell of hot, humid weather.  But the day lilies didn't mind.  Reason one, perhaps, for growing them.  Reason two: they are so simple to grow, at least in our upstate New York area. (I was sorry, though, to find that deer will eat the flowers.  Thank you, fellow blogger who commented on that.  Other than that-easy to grow and low maintenance.)

Entering the day lily area, this is what you would have seen last Sunday.

There were few name tags, so their beauty will have to speak for themselves.   Shall we count the ways of day lily beauty?  There is the ruffled look...
The "I'm orange and proud of it" look...
The bi-color look....
The "I'm thin and flashy" look...
..and the "I'm so pink, and I know it" look.

So, why would we grow day lilies?  Because - they are so beautiful.

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8 comments:

  1. The pictures are beautiful and so is the flower, I agree!
    Saw your upstate mention in your post on the UBC FB page. I'm from western NY. :)
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    1. Cindy, glad to hear from you, and I look forward to reading more about your visit to Texas.

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  2. Your pictures are beautiful. I have lilies planted and grow another "Lilly" each day- our oldest daughter! Very nice and cheerful blog post today!

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    1. Thank you. Enjoy the blessings of your Lilly. I know you will!

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  3. Wow, your flowers are absolutely lovely! I think that gardening is so relaxing. It can be a lot of work but the rewards are priceless. Congratulations for surrounding yourself with such beauty! You make me dream of having a garden again. One day...

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    1. One of the few reasons I could ever dream of being rich is to have a garden like some I have seen, including where these daylilies were growing - at a local botanical garden. I plan to share more photos at a later date. I wish I could claim credit for these daylilies, but I did post some pictures of my actual lilies on July 15. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I love them too. The wonder of nature is so diverse. I'll never tire of looking at flowers.

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    1. We are so fortunate to have the beauty of flowers. We do enjoy the hard work of the breeders, do we not- if only I could have that time (and patience) because I understand new day lilies can be developed even by an amateur. http://www.herbs2000.com/flowers/dl_breeding.htm

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