Wednesday, September 05, 2007

A daylily did it!

In spite of the meadow rats' appetite for all things growing, one of the daylilies I planted this summer is blooming! This is "Fencing Master," a much prettier color than its written description led me to expect. (Beggars can't be choosers; you take what you can get when they are 50% off!)

Next summer I am looking forward to lots of color around Boulderneigh. In addition to the shrubs and daylilies we planted this spring and summer which will hopefully produce blooms next year, I have dahlias on my birthday and Christmas "wish list." We learned about a big dahlia farm's annual exhibition just in time to take Rick's folks last weekend when they were here; it was spectacular! So next spring I am going to skip the local Bi-Mart's paltry offerings and order some tubers from Swan Island Dahlias. Its just a hop and a skip down the road from the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival, if any of you are going. Below is a sampling of the photos I took there.

Easily entertained at . . .

6 comments:

Tina T-P said...

Great, great dahlia pictures - I love the multi colored purple/red ones especially - they just have to be the prettiest/happiest flowers that there are! And what fun it will be to pick out the nice healthy tubers next spring in anticipation of having them grow in your yard. T.

Corinne R. said...

Congrats on your blooming daylily! Beautiful dahlia photos.

Lauren said...

You're killing me here!

Kathy L. said...

My dahlia is just beautiful this year, too. I'm glad I planted it in the boxes along the deck so it got watered enough.

When are you going to open your landscaping business? ;)

shepherdchik said...

Wow, such colorful pictures! My camera does not capture the flower colors well (my brown thumb does not grow them well either, so it evens out)

Sharon said...

The flowers are spectucular! The photo looks like a florist's field in Southern California. Wow!!