Today, Heirloom Heaven bloomed for the first time. This little one was one of my first root plantings last year.
It is a miniature, at least this first bloom cycle. Here it is with my petite finger:
Other blooms were my orange/yellow combos. Frans Hals:
And, Orange Flurry:
Oh, and Stella, of course:
Today also brought the first of a couple fall plantings. I got one called Painted Petroglyph on fall sale at Shady Rest Gardens. It is not a Robert’s cultivator, but it still belongs in my Southwest garden. It is beautiful. Live long and prosper little one. I also replaced Navajo Rodeo – love the fall sales! I added a few more fans of Electric Lizard, as mine are still anemic.
I didn’t order much this fall, but the daylilies keep me going. I am getting two new Roberts blooms, too. Twirling Pinata and Glen Eyrie. My daughter lives in Colorado Springs, so I couldn’t resist the second one. (Many of the Roberts cultivators were hybridized right there!) I love fall plantings because, by spring they act like they have been here forever! I think I will hit 80 cultivators that bloomed this summer. That’s just over 50%. Keep on mulching!
Oh, and keep on painting. I finally finished Chief Four Fingers in the wee hours.