Raindrops Keep Falling on My Colorado Daylily Bed

It’s July, and it is cool and rainy.  My hosta may appreciate that more than my daylilies.  I remember years of drought and fires tearing through my state.  Instead, today seems like a good day for a nap with my puppies.

So, given the unusual rain, I went a bit overboard on the photos.  I did two rounds.  And, I had to go through all of them to edit.  I don’t edit much.  I go up a little with contrast and saturation, but not much.  Mostly cropping.   Still, takes time.

The two that caught my eye the most today were The Colorado Kid and Mesa Verde.  I have a story about The Colorado Kid in my yard.   It seems that its colors are more vibrant than a lot of growers (down south) can produce.  How do I know?  I posted a picture to the American Hemerocallis Facebook page.   What is it?   Lack of humidity, altitude, sprinkler water every two days, partial shade, temperature?  I don’t know, but this blog’s mascot is eye catching.  I hope my other near blues turn out this awesome!

 

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The Colorado Kid – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

 

Mesa Verde is one of those flowers that could use a midwife to help its buds to open.  It is so ruffled that it is obviously working very hard the day before a new bloom.  I love the ruffles in the rain.

 

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Mesa Verde – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

 

Other visitors today are a soggy Kokopelli.

 

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Kokopelli – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

 

And his Ned Roberts “sibling,” Winds of Love.

 

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Winds of Love – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

 

Hopi Jewel is back and, I love the colors in the rain.

 

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Hopi Jewel – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

 

Last, but not least, Early Bird Cardinal – who rates the most photos to date.  (Proficient bloomer)

 

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Early Bird Cardinal – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

 

I’m not sure what the next blooms will be.  It’s interesting that Lady Fingers is not blooming . . .  definitely behind previous years.  Maybe it is the cooler summer?   Who knows?  Being postdates is not the worst fate in the world.

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