Not Southwestern, but Native American

I sit in a hotel so that I can attend a clinical conference the next few days. It’s going to be good, I think.  Still, I hate missing daylily blooms.

Today’s featured bloom is Soco Gap.  It was sent as a gift plant last fall.  I had no clue what the name meant so I Googled it and found out that it does link to Native Americans. Soco Gap was a place in North Carolina where the Shawnee were defeated by the Cherokee.   Therefore, it is in my Southwestern (mostly) Ned Roberts garden.  It is a pretty bloom amongst the yucca plants.  I like the red-orange color.

 

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Soco Gap – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

 

The other new face today is Mildred Mitchell.  The name reminds me a bit of Watergate, but it is really named for the hybridizers family member.  It is a near blue, which was clear to my eye.  It was too bright by the time I got out and it does not look blue to the camera under the sun.  It is a pretty flower, just the same.

 

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Mildred Mitchell – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

 

The other bloom that I will mention in the text is Return A Smile.  She had blooms in her container on the porch and in the front garden.  It is a division of the same plant.  I am amazed by the difference that the sun exposure makes to color.  It makes identification much more interesting because these guys are not color stable in bright sun.

And, my collage for today.  Best day yet – that is nine blooms if you count both Return a Smile blooms. (Flowers moving clockwise from top left – Mesa Verde, Early Bird Cardinal, Primal Scream, Ruby Spider, and Lady Fingers (center).

 

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Mesa Verde, Early Bird Cardinal, Primal Scream, Ruby Spider, and Lady Fingers – Photos by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

 

 

Can’t wait to see what is up next when I return home!  I am considering finding high country flowers as I walk around this area and blogging a bit about those.  I am at 9,000+ feet above sea level.  And, I have empty nest for my own garden already. 🙂

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