Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Daylilies Done!

Mothere Nature and Daylilies clearly don't care if you're sick, as you can see by the yellowing lilies above. They arrived on Friday and today I finally had to tough it out and go plant them. I hope they didn't suffer too much.
I spent several evenings with the catalog, looking at different varieties and trying to decide on a plan. When they bloom, I should have a rainbow of vibrant colors in two different heights. This is truly an experiment, so I have my fingers crossed.
How about these little limes? I can just taste the iced tea, mojitos and fresh pico de gallo we'll enjoy with these babies when they ripen.
The caladiums have popped up in the shade garden and bring a bright, light look to this dark bed.
White Daytura coming back after a long winter's nap.

Now, that's what I need -- a nap. But not this afternoon.


Anonymous said...

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Lori said...

Ah, daylilies. So far I only have one, but I keep hearing how they don't do well down here. I'm curious to see how yours will do.

Also, yay to the datura! I just got some myself. I always think of Georgia O'Keefe when I see the flowers. :)

Diana said...

Lori - I sure hope they do ok! I bought 21 of those puppies and they were not cheap! I love the datura, too -- and yes, they do look like Georgia O'Keefe, I'd never thought of that, but you're right.

Pam/Digging said...

I'm sorry you were feeling so bad all week. Daylilies are very forgiving, so I bet you won't have any trouble.

I notice from Lori's comment that she's not sure whether daylilies do well in Austin. I find that the evergreen ones do well but the deciduous ones don't, at least not in my garden. Also, I give them afternoon shade.

Diana said...

They seem happier already, being in the soil and having gotten a nice drink of water. I sure hope they do well. These will get afternoon sun. I have some others - two sets of clumps about 4-5 feet apart in a bed by the pool and one is happy and one has a rust or fungus problem. Last year I assumed it was the rain, but now? This is a better draining bed, so they should be happier.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I bet your daylilies snap out of it. They will just need time. They are tough plants.

I hope you are feeling better soon. It is a terrible time of year to be sick.

Diana said...

Lisa - Well, if those daylilies weren't tough to begin with, my leaving them in their opened box for 4 days sure tested 'em, right? I'm convinced the antibiotics will kick in tomorrow -- they'd better -- I have weeds to pull and plants to plant!