Gardening information for zone 6 Ohio in neutral clay soil. The backbone of my gardens Hosta, Heather,
Heuchera, flowering shrubs, perennials, ground covers, conifers, and trees.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Daylilies Lily Echinachea Sempervivum

Garden blooms happening in Ohio and holding up. The Echinacea and Daisies continue blooming like there hasn't been a heatwave. I'm sure after July and August they will be looking sad after the long period of time this heatwave will have been going on, but these are flowers that you can count on for all summer long blooms and do very well here. Each bloom lasts for weeks and gives lots of blooms over the summer, even more so if dead headed.

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One of the Double Decker Echinacea for me this year. I really like having a few of these interspersed for the diversity and love the petals on top and bottom both and they are just as tough as the regular Coneflowers.

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Some of the different Daylilies and Lily that are blooming right now here, either finishing up with their last blooms or just starting their blooms. I will really miss their pretty bright colors when they are finished for the season. Daylilies are one of those plants that grow no matter the circumstances in this area. There are so many color choices that it fills most requirements for most people.

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The Lilium American Hope, known as the Tree Lily. I love the blooms on these. I wish they faced up a little more, but with their height you have no problem seeing these beauties and the bloom itself is huge. I moved mine last fall so they are only between 4 and 5 feet right now. They can get over 6 feet tall the longer they are left in the same location.

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One of my container gardens which has some of my Sempervivums. The Hens and Chicks make great container plants since they will overwinter in them in Ohio without protection. I had to go ahead and get this photo since the center one is flowering. Once a Sempervivum flowers that particular Hen dies so if there are any babies attached, you need to pull them off and plant them if they haven't already rooted, before the parent dies. Have a nice week.

53 comments:

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Wow what an amazing collection of pretty daylilies in your garden.

Raffaella said...

Wow... now your garden is really full of flowers and colours!!! My blog will be on holiday from 15th of July until September... but I will plan some posts... See you soon!

angel said...

hello! i envy your lilies. they're soooo pretty. thank you for following me. glad to be a follower of your blog too. nice meeting you. btw, you've got such cute yorkies :)

bear hugs,

angel

Zoey said...

Nice daylilies!

I always enjoy the unique hens/chicks flowers. My collection of hens/chicks is dying out. I dug them all up a few years ago and put them on a piece of driftwood. I think they want more soil.

Maybe your post will nudge me into taking care of them this weekend as I tend to forget about them.

Thanks for the needed nudge! :)

Melynda said...

Your lilies are beautiful! Nice selection of colors, here we have mostly the yellow and orange ones. I will have to check out Echinachea, the blooms are very pretty, but my favorite part is the length of stay! Have a great day.

Mark and Gaz said...

Gorgeous collection of blooms Cher! Love all your daylilies and lilies :)

Diane said...

Cher, these are just beautiful. Aren't there just a million kinds of daylilies?! I just have one type open so far, but the rest won't be long. I love that double-decker coneflower (I can't spell the other name). LOL. Have a wonderful day.

Diane

Lona said...

Oh your Double Decker echinacea is so lovely.I love all of your lilies. I am a big lily fan. The pink one is especially beautiful Cher.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Your gardens are looking so pretty... love your lilies and hen and chicks are my favorites!... xoxo Julie Marie

FlowerLady said...

The double decker echinacea is really nice. I've not seen that before. Love all of your luscious lilies.

FlowerLady

lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com said...

I am about to swoon over those daylilies! Very pretty!

deborah said...

Great photos. I just planted a Hen and Chicks this year. Great info...I didn't know that about them!

The Queen of Green said...

Beautiful pictures! I'm visiting from the blog hop and I'm your newest follower. I'd love it if you followed me back at http://organicplanet.blogspot.com/

Clytie said...

Ooooh, I LOVE your lilies!!! They are so regal and beautiful!

Malar said...

Echinacea and daisies blooms last for weeks? Worth planting them in summer!
So many varieties of day lilies!

HolleyGarden said...

Wow - I'm impressed with your tree lily - "only" 5 ft tall! Those double deckers are interesting, too. I haven't seen them in person - glad to know they're just as tough as the regular coneflowers!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Cher
Your garden is looking lovely despite the weather.
I once saw hens & chicks planted in an old birdbath - the soil was mounded and they looked terrific. I think the birdbath had drainage holes drilled in.
Judith

Sissy said...

Isn't the double Decker the craziest looking thing!??
I have never seen the semprevivum look like that! So weird!

GirlSprout said...

Your double decker echinacea are beautiful. I've never seen them before either.

Happy Homemaker UK said...

The double decker - new to me & I love it!

Amy@mad.amyt said...

I love lilies! Too bad daylilies don't last long! I planted hens n chicks this year! It's a cool plant! Looks lovely!

Christine said...

I'm visiting from the Super Stalker Blog hop, and since I already follow you on GFC from last week's hop, I am now following you on twitter. I'd love it if you followed me back at Why We Love Green at http://whywelovegreen.blogspot.com and @whywelovegreen on twitter

Christine said...

Okay, I cam back and tried again! It said that I'd previously logged in to this site for GFC. I wonder if it was just a long time ago? Anyway, I logged in again and now I see my picture in your followers section. Thanks for the follow back!

Vild-rosen said...

So many nice and lovely daylillies you have and
the doubble Decker - i like that flower.

Have a continuing nice day/evening

Susanne

Vild-rosen said...

Hi,
just saw your comment, thanks and thanks for following my blog. I have joined you as new follower

Hugs Susanne

Rebecca said...

It's time for me to be sure that I have some Echinacea! Every year I think I have some - but I get them confused with some coneflowers (or something) and then am disappointed.

We've just come through Ohio from New York where we went specifically to see some beautiful gardens in Buffalo. We had a wonderful, WONDERFUL time!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Cher,

Your gardens are beautiful! All of those blooms...still waiting for my Echinacea to flower, hopefully soon.

All the Best,
Christine

Jen said...

Cone flower is one of my favorites as well as Black Eyed Susans. It is so sad to see the end of the Day Lilly's bloom I miss mine already!

Thank you for joining us on I ♥ Blogging Hop I am your newest follower. Have a great week!

Kristin said...

Hi,
I found your blog on A Helicopter Mom blog hop. I am your new follower. Seems we have a love of gardening in common. Your Echinacea are magnificent. BTW: I've been taking Echinacea for years to ward off colds and think it works.

Please follow back @ http://westvistaurbanfarmschool.blogspot.com/

TheGardeningBlog said...

Love the Lilium American Hope even if she faces down. You have a wobderful collection of Day Lillies!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Lovely photos, I love Hens and Chicks.

Autumn Belle said...

I enjoy visiting your garden today. You have many beautiful blooms. A double decker echinaceae? And those gorgeous lilies, how I wish they become invasive here in my country ;>)

Andrea said...

that's a lovely collection of daylilies and nice collage too. But i always gravitate to your side bar of the malus tree, very beautiful without any green leaf yet!

Cathy and Steve said...

The double decker coneflower and lilies are stunning! I've never seen a coneflower like that.

Craig Outdoors said...

I like everything but the coneflowers are some of my favorites. Mine are going strong.
Craig Outdoors
Ablaze Home Improvement

Linda Makiej said...

Really marvelous shots!!

mississippi artist said...

Lovely lillies! I have never seen a hen and chicks bloom-how amazing.

Larry said...

You have some beautiful hemerocallis... thanks for allowing me to visit! Larry

Bengts fotoblogg said...

Amazing daylillies, great photos.

greggo said...

the double decker is unique. looks like you and yorkies have been busy.

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Gor-geous!

My poor little flowers bit the dust. Too hot and too dry down here in Texas. It's hard to get anything to grow in a good year, which this year isn't...

I'll live vicariously through your pictures!!

Saving By The Sea said...

Following from Over 40 GFC hop! Hope you'll follow us too :) www.savingbythesea.com

Fishtail Cottage said...

Thanks for sharing at Fishtail Cottage's Garden party this week! Love that double decker Echinacea xoxo, tracie

Donna Heber said...

Gorgeous pictures of your daylilies, coneflowers and hen & chick plants. Your mosaics are very pretty.

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

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About A Mom said...

Beautiful flowers! New GFC follower from Stalk Hop Friday! Please stop by http://aboutamom.com to say hi!

Vild-rosen said...

Hope you´re having a nice weekend with lot of sun. At my place it´s grey and rainy.

Hugs Susanne

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Adele Stevens said...

Hens and chicks do pretty well here too, I've never given them any special treatment for overwintering and they keep coming back. I think I like them because they're so easy to care for.

VW said...

Love the first cheerful picture! And what a nice collage of daylilies. Last year I must have been lazy while the daylilies were blooming and didn't get many pictures, so I'm trying to correct that this year. Many of mine have yet to bloom, though.

Paula said...

WOW! Your blooms are lovely! So bright and cheery - t hanks for s haring, Paula in Idaho

SouthernCouponer said...

Beautiful! Thanks for following Southern Couponer! Following back :)

Cally said...

Wonderful Daylillies. You've inspired me to try again, even though they seem unhappy in my garden. I'll rework the soil with some good compost and buy Ruby SPider if I can find it here (Scotland).