Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Season for Day Lilies


This rich yellow day lily is blooming in my front garden.


These are a lovely rose pink.


A stand of classic orange day lilies share a bed with bright red cannas.

Early summer is the season for day lilies. These hardy perennials grow from tubers and will spread over a larger area each year if given some room. They are beautiful for several weeks then devote themselves to growing and storing up energy for the next year. They are remarkably hardy and propogate easily from a start.

During the dust bowl and depression days many Oklahoma farmers abandoned their homes and migrated west. Today the only signs of these homesteads are crumbling foundations and bright orange clumps of day lilies planted long ago and still thriving.

4 comments:

Elleona said... [Reply to comment]

Bonjour Bill.
J'ai les mêmes lys orange dans mon jardin ! La nature est la même autour de notre bonne vieille terre...
Kisses.

RennyBA said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful and well captures.

We have them in Norway too, but I think Easter lilies are more popular - but then as spring flowers.

Tulsa Gentleman said... [Reply to comment]

During the dust bowl and depression days many farmers abandoned their homes and migrated west. Today the only signs of these homesteads are crumbling foundations and bright orange clumps of day lilies planted long ago and still thriving.


Au cours de la cuvette de poussière et de la dépression jour de nombreux agriculteurs ont abandonné leurs maisons et ont émigré vers l'ouest. Aujourd'hui, les seuls signes de l'effritement de ces fermes sont les fondations et de couleur orange vif des bouquets de lys jours planté il ya longtemps et toujours en plein essor.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I buy these lilies to fill my home
with their perfume. The only problem is when they are dying off they drop their petals and stamens and pollen gets on the carpet and table!

Anne