Daylilies have always been among the pass along plants of the south. My yellows, which I think are 'lemon' daylilies, have moved with me twice over the last 40 years. They came to me by way of a co-worker not long after my Honey and I were married. Most of my other lilies have been with me 20+ years. I prefer the older, taller lilies over the hybrids, even though they sometimes need dividing every three years or so. I don't know of many other plants that give so much for so little, neglect them and they still show up. Feed and water them, they'll thrive. Here are some of mine that are blooming now...
|Sometimes called 'Tawny' or 'Ditch Lily'.|
|Far as I know, this is 'Challenger'.|
|Not sure of this ones' name, but it's a very good lily in my garden.|
|Don't love this one, but guess I don't hate it either, Pandora's Box.|
|Some of them roaming around together.|
|I'm crazy for the oranges!|
|Lilies and Agapanthus by the road.|
I, like most of you, have memories connected to my plants. The Crinum Lily below, not a daylily, but a good pass along plant, came from a sister-in-law. Always a giver, when I admired her plant one day, she grabbed a shovel and immediately set about digging me up a piece. If you've ever separated a full grown crinum, you know that's not an easy task. My Honey stepped in and dug me out a few good bulbs and he's been separating it ever since for the past 15 years that it's been in our garden. My sister-in-law, now deceased, is so often brought to mind when I see this crinum.