Isobelle's Lady and I went to Grace Gardens Daylily Farm near Seneca Lake yesterday. We picked a perfect day to do so. The sun was out, but it wasn't blisteringly hot. I don't like the feel of sunscreen at all, even the "greaseless" stuff, so I started out without any. But, I soon went scurrying back to my car to get it, when it became apparent that we were going to spend a good deal of time just ohhhhhing and ahhhhhhing over all of the lovely daylilies.
Daylily season is about two weeks ahead this year, and the early varieties were finished. But, I wanted late ones, to extend the bloom in my yard, and there were literally hundreds to choose from. What to do, what to do? I ended up taking pictures of the possible candidates, and then going to a lovely gazebo that they had on the property to try to pick which ones I really wanted. Here are the ones I ended up with.
Exotic Love - I do like loud, and this one just jumped right out at me.
Emerald Enchantment - I can, however, show restraint at times.
Bittersweet Honey - After sticking my nose in the air and saying that I didn't want any small daylilies, I had to eat my words after I saw this cutie.
Surprisingly Pink - I really liked the delicacy of this one.
Ruffled Dude - Who can resist a dude who wears ruffles?
John Morton - This was my favorite, though. Refined, yet bold at the same time, I love the way the color of the throat is also a tracing around the border.
This is where I showed remarkable restraint because I really wanted to take these two home, also. I can't remember their names, but I will definitely be looking for them next year.
And, if these had somehow found their way into the back of my car, I wouldn't have complained at all.
Now, today, I just have to figure out where I'm going to put them. I think I have it all planned out, and I change my mind, again, and again, and again.