A Good Day . . . in the Daylilies

Today started with an email from one of my resilience websites.  I have seen this before – but it is still as beautiful.  I wish I had the patience for time-lapse of these blooms.  If you want to feel a little positive emotion and wonder, give this a few minutes.

So, here are my weekend miracles. Frans Hals:

 

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Frans Hals – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

 

Orange Flurry:

 

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Orange Flurry – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

 

Red Hot Returns:

 

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Red Hot Returns – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

 

Stella:

 

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Golden Stella de Oro – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

 

Not bad for late August. PS – I could have sworn that Heirloom Heaven bloomed yesterday but no photos – I must have missed it somehow.

Today brought a light application of Mir-Acid. (Miracle Grow for acid loving plants).  My soil here is so basic that it won’t change. The base in the soil quickly neutralizes the acid.  The iron is bound at that pH, so it can’t be absorbed.  Anemic daylilies.  Mulch, manure, peat moss, acidifiers can all help.  They probably won’t change the pH for long (if at all), but they do boost the availability of nutrients.  The joy of living in an ancient sea bed. It’s trial and error.  I am grateful for the lessons of my garden.  It makes me feel like a hands-on healer, again.  A good day.

 

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