The Rainy Season (Monsoons!)

Yesterday, I believe we got our first monsoon of the year.  They are a couple weeks late – and I have missed the cooling off effect that they bring to the evening.  I am curious to see how the this impacts the blooming.

Today brought 19 cultivators.  Two are new – and I mean new, new.  They have not bloomed here before; both were added last fall.  The first one represents my granddaughter, Maia, in the family section.  Her name is Mayan Poppy.  I love the pastel colors.

 

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Mayan Poppy – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

 

The other one was a small one fan gift plant that I wasn’t sure would make it.  And, if it did, I did not anticipate blooms this year.  This is Heavenly Curls.  As a nurse-midwife, I look at some of these and wonder how they ever bloom without a c-section.

 

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Heavenly Curles – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

 

The collage today was kind of fun.  I paired like-looking flowers.  Some were closer matches than others.  Gives it a different look.

 

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From L to R: Top Row – Zuni Thunderbird, Ruby Spider, Aztec Firebird, Dream Catcher, Pick of the Litter, Mayan Poppy.  Second Row – Return A Smile, Stephanie Returns, Lullaby Baby, Isaac, Mildred Mitchell, Purple De Oro, “Montrose Sunset” (unknown), South Seas. Bottom Row – Inwood, Blackthorne, Heavenly Curls, Indian Love Call, Soco Gap.

 

Still no news.  Thank heaven for my garden.  I believe that brings me to 53 blooms for the year.  I may just make that mid-60s (50%) goal.  Some of my later bloomers are getting scapes!  Yea!!!

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