Saturday, July 9, 2011

More July Flowers

It's downright exciting to go out each morning, now, and see what has started to bloom.  The coneflowers are coming on.
The hydrangea blooms are so big this year that they are dragging the bushes down.  I'm going to have to cut a few, I think, just to lighten things up.  Then, the problem becomes finding a place where the cats can't get at them.

And, the Daylilies, oh, the Daylilies!
I don't know the name of this one.  It's another given to me by a friend, years ago.  But, I call it the Fireworks daylily, because it's a very prolific bloomer and, at it's peak, all of these little red flowers look like fireworks going off.
Kwanso is blooming.  This bright orange double is grows like wildfire.  I'm at the stage now where I'm constantly just yanking fans out because they are getting too close to my other daylilies.  But, I hate to get rid of it, because it's such a pretty thing.
And, the bright yellow daylily, that a blogger friend says might be Touched by Midas, is going full blast.  It just lifts my heart to look at these sunny blooms.
Spiritual  Corridor was new last year, also, but it bloomed prolifically then.  This year, it's even more prolific.  I would recommend this one for anyone new to daylilies because it's just so easy.

Here's one of the new ones I got last year -- Royal Heritage.  I took this picture yesterday, and I was out so early, that it hadn't opened fully, yet.  It later spread into a huge blossom, and I'm very pleased with it.
Surprisingly Pink is another new one.
And, two deep reds bloomed at the same time.
Baltimore Oriole was new last year, and bloomed then, too.  This is the first bloom from this year and it's a little flawed.  But, I just love this big, deep red flower.
And, this one kind of knocks my sock off.  The color is deep and rich, and it has a velvety texture to it, hence the name, Chris' Velvet Red.

Ahhh, Summer.  I hate the heat, but I sure love the flowers.


texwisgirl said...

nice to see all your blooms now as ours have all withered and burnt to a crisp here. :)

Sharon said...

They sure are gorgeous - that yellow almost blinds a person! :-)

Janet said...

Beautiful !

Madi and Mom said...

OMC you should have a garden tour..your flowers are absolutely beautiful. Well done and high five to the gardener!! Your yard must be the most colorful in the 'hood. Madi is also a 'flower picker' we cannot have any flowers in the house. She is especially fond of baby's breath.
Any flowers I receive live in the pantry. LOL

Hugs Madi's Mom

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Louise!! Your flowers are just lovely, and your lilies remind me of why I love them and need more! :-)

Anonymous said...

Lovely! Your hydrangeas are spectacular! The spots on Baltimore Oriole are probably just from moisture. Reds and deep purples seem to be especially sensitive to rain or heavy dew, or insects on the buds can sometimes leave marks. Some daylilies don't open well in cool weather, especially ones with very frilly edges or long petals. Growing in deep shade can also stunt flowers. Mostly, though, they're very reliable and isn't it great to see what's new each morning?

KB said...

WOW! You have a very green thumb and absolutely gorgeous flowers! I think that I appreciate wildflowers so much because I'm not very good at growing flowers in my garden. You sure are!

Jim said...

Your photos of these beautiful flowers are stupendous! Ya just gotta love love those day lilies !

Terry said...

They're just lovely.

Dreaming said...

I was so excited to see all of the different day lilies you have. My hubby and I were just talking about not seeing those out here in Colorado. We used to have a huge variety in SC... and decided that maybe it is just too cold here. But... if you can have them in Western NY... then we should be able to get some variety here. Hip...hip...hooray!

Lori Skoog said...

I love the curly edges on some of the lilies. We have them too. Tis the season. Love your new title.