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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Hemerocallis Daylily Blooms in Ohio Drought


The drought and extreme temperatures usually in the 90's and 100's has really taken it's toll on my gardens. I thought I would show some of my Hemerocallis or commonly known as Daylilies which thankfully are dependable no matter what, although foliage has sure been burning up. I've lost a lot of plants this year and a lot of other plants have been dug up, potted and put in shade in hopes of saving some things. I have a lot of spaces empty because of this.

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Wineberry Candy is a beautiful combination of contrasting colors.

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Daylily Austintatious. This is a constant rebloomer. Blooms were done for and within a couple weeks it was already reblooming.

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Santa's Little Helper. Very bright colors and did quite a bit of blooming this year.

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Nancy Ligon is a lovely delicate blend of color that always looks good.

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Plum Perfect is one that sends up lots of blooms and continues to do so for about a month.

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An heirloom Daylily Kwanzo. The colors are outstanding and one of my favorites.

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Daylily Bordello Queen closeup of this pretty little bloom.

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Woodside Rhapsody a very pretty dark color that holds the color without fading.

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Allegheny Sunset is such a beautiful large bloom and another one that always looks good.

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Might as well throw in a picture of the Lily trees growing here. Not as tall as usual with the lack of water this Spring, but still lovely.



44 comments:

Mark and Gaz said...

Hi Cher, sorry to hear that your garden has suffered with the prolonged drought and heat spell. But good to see that your daylilies are doing well and still flowering, a great selection too! Especially love Kwanzo and Plum Perfect :)

Giga said...

Tobie w ogrodzie szkody zrobiły upały, a mnie mrozy zimą. Mimo wszystko liliowce masz śliczne i spory zbiór. Pozdrawiam.
You have done damage in the garden of heat and winter frosts me. After all, you have beautiful lilies and a large collection. Yours.

FlowerLady said...

Your daylilies are beautiful. I'm sorry you've lost plants because of the heat and drought this year. Hope you are able to save some things and that next year is a better year.

FlowerLady

lavendergardencottage.blogspot.com said...

Your day lilies are just lovely! Mine are also burning up from too much heat and not enough water. Since the weather has cooled and we had a tiny bit of rain, the leaves are coming back. No more blooms though...

Rebecca said...

Oh, my goodness! What a variety you have! A few years ago, my husband and I went on a garden walk in Hicksville OH. A lady there had an extensive collection of day lilies. In fact, I think she may have been hosting a NATIONAL (?) society of day lily growers that year. I remember her bemoaning the fact that we were viewing her garden just a few days too early or too late (can't remember which) to see the most brilliant display of the flowers...

I'm glad you've at least had THESE to enjoy this year in spite of the drought...

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Cher,
What lovely blooms, they are really gorgeous! You have a wonderful collection. I hope some rain fall will find its way to you soon. It was a good idea to take the plants out of the garden and plant them in pots in the shade.
All the Best,
Christine

mississippi artist said...

Your daylillies are lovely. Are all of these repeat bloomers? I have never heard of a lily tree.

PURA VIDA said...

I had some Oriental lillies in my old garden...can't wait to plant some more!

Kate said...

Hi Cher!
You always have something beautiful blooming! Not so easy to accomplish in the heat. I sure hope your plants pull through and that you can put them back soon. A few more weeks will make all the difference.

dorothy said...

Cher, I hope you get some relief soon. You do have some beautiful daylilies, though. Hang in there!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Cher
Despite the drought, your daylilies look pretty good! They seem to be one perennial that can make it on their own. I've noticed our native plants don't seem to be suffering either but of course we've been getting rain lately - 4 days in a row!
I'll send some your way if I can.
Judith

Rohrerbot said...

Hi there!!!! Love your flowers. What a nice surprise to find a wonderful post:) The one thing I can say about drought or extreme heat or freeze is to document it all down. It will help you figure out the hardiest of hardy plants for your garden when planning areas out. We had something similiar happen to us last year but with a major epic freeze. So I kept a daily journal and still keep marking things down as some plants are only now fully recovered almost a year and a half later. Amazing stuff. All my best. Chris:)

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

That's a great variety of colors. My daylilies look crunchy.

GirlSprout said...

I hate drought. Last year, I thought it would never end. They are all so pretty. I like the Kwanzo and Austintatious. Your lilies have great names. What a fun job it would be to name flowers.

Kalantikan said...

Hi Cher, your lilies don't look like they suffered from the heat they are still beautiful. We can't grow them here, as we really have the heat which is really hot, haha! And our dry seasons are formidable moreso with the high relative humidity.

Landbohaven said...

Tak for de gode billeder af dine mange smukke blomster.
Ha´ en dejlig dag.

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

Your lilies are beautiful! At least something is blooming despite the drought. It is so sad to see gardens and farms suffering because of lack of rain. I am sure your plants are thankful that you have moved them temporarily; giving them a little more hope of survival.

Gardens-In-The-Sand said...

Beautiful day lilies!
Mine stop blooming in the drought...
I was posting mine back in May-June.
Except for the last pic, it's hard to see evidence of the drought...

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Santas Little Helper - how cute is that name? I'd love to name flowers and paint one day :) Lovely photos as always.

Beth said...

Love Austintatious and Santa's Little Helper, Cher! In fact, all of your daylilies are looking really pretty. Hope you are having a good week!
Beth

Lona said...

Hi Cher. Girl you have some beautiful daylilies there in your garden. I love that Allegheny Sunset. Just gorgeous. This has been such a tough summer. I have been enjoying these cooler temps and the rain showers lately. Have a great week.

HolleyGarden said...

Your daylilies look amazing! I'm so sorry to hear about your garden suffering from the drought. It sure makes a gardener feel helpless. Soon the weather will cool, and hopefully the rains will start coming consistently, too.

Pearl@serenitycove said...

It's been a pretty depressing summer here in Ohio hasn't it?
Daylilies are about the only flower that did good for me this year. Hope next year will be better.
I especially like Allegheny Sunset. So pretty!!

Patsy Bell said...

Oh, you have the magic touch. So many flowers in a drought. I am going to look for Austintatious. Never saw that one before

Larry said...

The heat doesn't appear to affect the blossoming of most daylilies very much, but our foliage looked pretty bad this year... sometimes to the point of making me wonder whether the plants would be lost. Now that things have cooled off, my wife removed the leaves of many of the daylilies and the fresh growth in this cooler, damper weather is refreshing to see. Larry

Denise said...

I'm glad to hear your daylilies survived the drought. They are such a lovely variety of colors. Have a great weekend!

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

Well at least your daylilies survived. That's too bad it's been so darn hot for so many people. I didn't think that in Ohio there would be such drastic temperatures.
Let's hope next summer will be a little friendlier for you!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

The midwest has certainly been hit with a tough gardening year this year, but so glad to see your wonderful daylily collection--they are so beautiful!

Fishtail Cottage said...

i get what you are saying...it's been horribly hot (hit 100 here yesterday)...so not normal for Seattle. Your daylily's must bring you joy to see them in bloom - you have a pretty collection. Thank you so much for linking up to the Garden Party! xoox, tracie

Kippy Marrie said...

Amo as flores de seu blog.
LINDAS!! Parabéns.
Ótimo final de semana pra voces também.
Fique com o Papai do Céu.
Aus 1000 e Beijos 1000 com carinho,

KIPPY & LILLY

scottweberpdx said...

UGH...so sorry to hear the bad weather is STILL going on...I hope you get relief soon :-( Still, your blooms are wonderful...that Wineberry Candy is awesome!

Zoey said...

Hi Cher,
Despite the hot season, you did get some lovely daylily blooms.

Neuer Gartentraum said...

Hello,
your daylilies are wonderful. And so a lot of different kind. Thanks for the great pictures
Greeting Anette

Casa Mariposa said...

They really look beautiful! Day lilies are tough but love deep weekly waterings. I've recently cut a bunch of mine back because the foliage was so ragged. We've been dry but not as dry as you. Hopefully, you'll have a wet winter that will replenish your garden. Hang in there!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Just found you from over at Lavender Cottage - I too hail from Ohio, north C-Bus - how about you?

Always so nice to meet Ohio bloggers! How do you do?

SO glad that 100 degree stuff is gone, though today the temps are creeping up and back on went the air conditioner....we have a huge salt water fish tank and it cannot get too hot inside.

My garden is a burnt up mess.

Your lilies are gorgeous and so full of awesome colour!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Daylilies are such beautiful flowers and you have them in a variety of colours! Really lovely Cher!

Malar said...

You have beautiful daylilies despite hot weather! awesome!

Autumn Belle said...

You have many varieties of daylily, my favourite flower. How I wish I can grow them in my garden. They won't flower in our climate zone.

Bonnie said...

Your daylilies look nice despite the drought. My gardens have also suffered. It will be interesting to see what comes back next year.

Patrick's Garden said...

These are so pretty I dare not think of what's been lost, seriously. A dear friend rejuvenated an old daylily bed I inherited when I came to Trinity Nursing Home & Rehad three years ago.

So I've been bribing my friend the maintenance guy to roll out tne industrial hose to water them every now and now, knock on spade handle, I think I've done it with only lost 2 or 3. I can't wait until next spring to see my bribing was worth the final[ result. I think I'll be very happy. From one daylily head to another, I'll make a note to let you know. I think the handle was wood???

Donna Heber said...

Hi Cher,

Thanks so much for stopping to visit me. Your daylilies look so pretty and colorful despite the drought. Mine bloomed but they didn't seem to last too long. Have a great week.

Nadezda said...

Hi, I'm Nadezda! I like your blog! Your photos of day lilies are very pretty.
http://northern-garden.blogspot.com/

Happy Homemaker UK said...

You always find the bright side to your weather and drought. I love that. Keep shining!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Lovely collection of daylilies. Sorry to hear you loss some. I am planning to add them in our garden too.