Today is Independence Day, and my dad’s birthday. He is gone now, but the day is always a memory of him. It is also the first day of my last term at school. In 11 weeks, I am a doctor! I hope my daylily blooms have peaked by then.
I am so glad I have Ruby Spider in the front garden now, with separating my original plant last year. Why? Because it is peak bluebell and daisy season. Makes for a great red, white and blue photo.
Other than a hint of patriotic hues in the garden, it was another slow day. At first I thought I had no blooms in my Ned Roberts southwestern spider garden. It wasn’t until we got home from the downtown events that I noticed Winds of Love. It was pretty burned out by the time I got the photo.
What is cool, though, is that to the yucca in that garden are in love with more water . . . and one I have never seen blooming is doing so now. It was a much smaller yucca garden for several years. One put in to hide the blemish of a tree removed to replace the sewer line. It got it got ignored more than not. But the yucca grew, so I figure there would be enough sun for daylilies. I can’t wait until the space has matured a bit, because I think the yuccas and daylilies will look fabulous together.
All of that said, I would give the prize for best flower to The Colorado Kid. Once again, fabulous vibrant color.
Wild Horses came to march in the parade of color today. Always a favorite.
And, Early Bird Cardinal tried to look patriotic, as well.
And, hey, one of my favorite daylily companions, Flamingo Grass, is blooming. Come on daylilies, lets roll!
So, that is it for the Fourth of July. I think we may see Canyon Colors tomorrow. Slo-mo daylily season.