Put the Lime in the Coconut!

My computer just blitzed my first post – all but the last caption done.  I think I could use a little lime in the coconut right now.  At any rate, that song was going through my head this AM when I started looking at my garden.  I think it was the sight of Lime Frost surrounded by two near-white daylilies, Marque Moon and Lullaby Baby.  I guess the song was about a cure for morning sickness???  (Well, that is not my problem, although I treated it a lot during my midwifery practice years.)  The new bloom, Melon Balls, sort of added to the fruity theme.  This was a gift plant – and it looks like melon balls floating in my drink!

 

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Melon Balls – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

 

That was the only new bloom today.  The other one of that I am highlighting today is Mesa Verde.  This cultivator has been blooming for a full month – and I have over 80 pictures of these gorgeous blooms.  Unfortunately, today is the last bud unless she gets new life later in the summer.  Every time I snap the shutter, I wonder how I will ever paint this on a Christmas present?  Oh, I will.  And, it will be a challenge to capture the full aura of this blossom.

 

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

 

The other highlight today is Zuni Thunderbird, one of my Ned Roberts babies.  This one started with insect damaged blooms and I was less than impressed.  But, the blooms have straightened out and the spots are mostly gone.  I love the curls!  This will be on a present, too, me thinks.  (PS – Sounds like my tropical drink is up on the Colorado Plateau somewhere today!)

 

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Zuni Thunderbird – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

 

So, for the collage today, I tried to get similar poses where the flower anatomy would allow me.  Lucky 13 today.  Now, off to do the work of a farmer and work on flower pot drainage.

 

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L to R: Top Row – Lady Fingers, Zuni Thunderbird, Baja, Aztec Firebird, Dream Catcher. Second Row – Fooled Me, Lime Frost, Lullaby Baby, Marque Moon, South Seas.  Bottom Row – Return a Smile, Mesa Verde, Melon Balls.

 

 

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