Thursday, August 14, 2008

A few of my favorite things...

This is a little peek into the small bed I created this Spring for the Day Lilies.  It's outside of one of our breakfast room windows, and shares the space with our air conditioners, but it's turned out delightful.  The corner is nurturing three Cassia's which will soon be in beautiful bloom.  In the center is a Hyacinth Bean vine, and the left corner is home to a Variegated Hibiscus.
On the lower right side are two Indigo Spires, trying to hide the lattice fence around the air conditioners.
And this is one of my two Durantas just across the walkway from the hibiscus.  

I have to say, the Lilies have not turned out to be what I imagined.  There only seem to be two colors, when I'd ordered 4 distinctly different colors and two heights of each, at that.  Just another reminder that I'm not in charge...when it comes to Mother Nature, or catalog orders, for that matter!

In spite of the heat and drought, I hand water this little bed frequently and it looks lush and lovely and makes me happy when I am sitting at the table.  It's my little corner of paradise these days!

3 comments:

Gail said...

I think that's what gardening is all about...relaxing and bringing some joy to the gardener! Sometimes as I am dragging the hose around I have to make myself stop and enjoy it all! I am so glad you have a corner of paradise!

I remember my first day lilies they were often very melon colored when I expected pinks!

Gail

Diana said...

Gail - Melon can be very different than pink, depending on what else you've planted! And we were gone on vacation while some of them were blooming, so I guess I will just have to wait until next year to see what all I have in there!

getgrounded said...

Diana,
I'm putting in a daylily bed myself. I've been reading up on it, and I'm curious what you used to amend the bed? Like you, I plan to order 4 or 5 varieties...who did you order from? Are there some that you really like? I know we have to stick with Evergreen varieties, and some of those fancy bulbs are pretty darned expensive! I think I'll stick with the tried and true. Your sweet bit of paradise is beautiful, and I can imagine you sitting out there with a glass of iced tea, enjoying it.