Tuesday, April 18, 2006

In Glenda's Garden

I think I keep reverting to writing about my garden not only because it is my oasis, but because it gives me a breather from the evil that is world news, politics and the Rebublican party. And it helps me to be still and focus on the beauty that surrounds me and renew myself.

Anyway, on Easter Sunday, I found that the first of many daylilies had opened. Last fall, I planted over a hundred tubers in my various gardens. I found lots of "good deals" on end-of-season closeouts on Ebay and ordered them in bulk.

Unlike many of my more girlie friends, I do not splurge too often on shoes and accessories, but love to shop for plants.

Daylilies are easy to grow and do well in most climates. They will freeze back in the winter, but if you cover them with a blanket of mulch, they should come up in the spring.

I planted many of them randomly to see what would come up. Kind of like opening a Christmas present, each budding flower is a gift.

This is a peach ruffled daylily with what is called a slight picotee edge, a color variation slightly darker on the edge. I love the green and yellow throat on this one.


At 6:03 PM, Blogger thepoetryman said...

Stunning flower! And the picture ain't half bad either. ;>)

At 6:04 PM, Anonymous earl bockenfeld said...

Thats a very pretty daylily. You must have a beautiful garden. Haven't I heard about some drought conditions down your way. I also heard about some rolling blackouts last night due to the near 100 degree temps.

At 7:29 PM, Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Capital G, Gorgeous flower! I too, have one madness and that is my garden, but sadly, we don't do well with day lillies here in Florida and I miss them.

At 8:22 PM, Blogger glenda said...

Earl, Thank goodness my house didnt get hit with the blackouts. The idjits had a scheduled maintenance on the power plants, so they shut some down.. It was close to 100, with a cool front coming in tomorrow. Don't you think they could have waited a few days? That heat is seriously hard on the vey young, very old, and the sick.

And yes, last year was the 10th dryest year in recorded history...hasn't gotten any better since Katrina blew through here. We're still having wildfire problems. Course, a storm came through tonight that dropped baseball sized hail all over town..got me watching the sky for tornadoes...we do get the weather.

Peacechick, won't daylilies grow in Florida if you add more mulch? Is it the soil or the heat? Most varieties do well here in the heat with a half day shade.

At 2:30 AM, Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...

Gorgeous! She's a peach!

At 5:31 AM, Blogger Candace said...

Your "various gardens"?
Okay. I'm impressed!

At 11:52 AM, Blogger glenda said...

I have a third of an acre around my home, so there is room for many plant babies, many are natives, so there will be less watering.

At 2:52 PM, Blogger Tom Hilton said...

That's beautiful. I just love the colors in it.

At 7:49 PM, Blogger Lily said...

100 degrees! I'm a northern type of gal. I cannot plant anything because of the deer, squirrels, they even dig up bubls somehow and take them away. My property is also full of boulders, rough terrain for planting!
I love lilies though.

At 7:50 PM, Blogger Left of Center said...

That.. is an incredible flower, and picture.

At 10:50 PM, Anonymous earl bockenfeld said...

glenda, your single daylily picture reminded me of my favorite poem of the moment.

The Power of One

One SONG can spark a moment
One FLOWER can wake the dream
One TREE can start a forest
One BIRD can herald spring
One SMILE begins a friendship
One HANDCLASP lifts a soul
One STAR can guide a ship at sea
One WORD can frame the goal
One VOTE can change a nation
One SUNBEAM lights a room
One CANDLE wipes out darkness
One LAUGH will conquer gloom
One STEP must start each journey
One WORD must start a prayer
One HOPE will raise our spirits
One TOUCH can show you care
One VOICE can speak with wisdom
One HEART can know what is true
One LIFE can make a difference
You see, it's up to you!
-Author Unknown

One cannot do everything, but one can do something.

I do believe in the ripple effect of one person's action

At 9:11 AM, Blogger pinkfem said...

Me too, Earl me too. Or I would have given up long ago.

At 9:29 AM, Blogger betmo said...

as i said to your counterpart, pinkfem, god bless you for living in texas. i couldn't and wouldn't even think about there or florida.

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