Saturday, April 18, 2009

Rain wreckage and a new day...lily, that is!

Today the first of my Daylilies opened in the lily bed. This is the Spider Miracle Lily -- from Olallie Daylily Gardens.
Just another reminder that I am not in charge. I carefully researched color and bloom times to plan my daylily garden. This was supposed to be an AUGUST bloomer! Of course, it's the first one to bloom in the whole bed.

According to their catalog, this is the biggest lily they have, measuring up to 8.5 inches wide and 32" high. They are tall and regal, nad a beautiful lemon-lime color.
These little yellow blooms are sad today, though. The torrential rains we got yesterday (1.5 inches -- yeah!) were a little hard on the Euryops -- they were all lying on the ground this morning when I got up.
And look at poor Maggie. Trashed. Looks like someone had a heck of a party in the garden last night. Since I don't think Maggie drinks beer, I'll have to give her the benefit of the doubt and blame it on the storms. But with this drought, we needed the rain, even if it means a little mess in the garden.