My World: Daylilies

Daylilies by our garage, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. June 17, 2010.

This is my post for the My World meme.  It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar, Sandy, Wren, and Fishing Guy.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

When Betsy and I purchased this house back in 2002, it came with a patch of bare ground next to the garage along the driveway.  This bare patch was filled with rocks and long-buried construction debris as well as a few scraggly weeds.

For the first year we had the house we used it mostly as a weekend getaway since we were still living in Hendersonville.  But each time we came up we thought we have to do something about that ugly spot.

Daylilies will grow just about anywhere and require little attention, so we got three daylilies and planted them with fingers crossed.  The first couple of years the plants looked somewhat pathetic, but we kept working to enrich the soil with compost and each year the results were a little better.

The picture above was taken last week.  I think those daylilies are starting to look pretty spectacular.

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21 Responses to “My World: Daylilies”

  1. Mildred Says:

    Good Morning George, Your daylilies are very colorful and just full of blooms. I enjoy getting out each morning to see which new ones have opened. Thanks for sharing your photo today.

  2. Indrani Says:

    They are beautiful.
    I must try some day lilies since they seem to grow fast and well.

  3. Susie Says:

    With all your pretty flowers ya’lls neighbors must be envious!

  4. Ruth Hiebrt Says:

    Spectacular is the right word.You must have magic in those green thumbs. 🙂

  5. Kathy Ariano Says:

    What a neat idea to plant the three different kinds together. What a show they’re putting on for you!

  6. happyone Says:

    I agree, they look great!!

  7. NCMountainwoman Says:

    Funny…you purchased a house with bare ground and planted daylilies. We once purchased a house overrun with daylilies. Rather than planting them we thinned them. They were so thick few of them bloomed. The summer after the mass relocation, we enjoyed some absolutely beautiful daylilies. Yours are gorgeous.

  8. Bloodhound Says:

    All your tlc paid off. Great result!

  9. MaryBeth Says:

    Yep they are looking darned good. You should be proud. MB

  10. Busy Bee Suz Says:

    Beautiful and not a bit pathetic. You both have green HANDS!!!

  11. Gwendolyn Says:

    Your special spot is looking good indeed. Such a colorful reminder of the beauty around us. Great photo. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Carletta Says:

    I agree they are looking pretty good George!

  13. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Yes, these are spectacular! People need to click on them to see the beautiful markings.

  14. imac Says:

    I love lilies too George.

  15. Sey Says:

    I saw those Daylilies at Betsy’s blog, they’re spectacular. Your house is a wonderful place created to enjoy the nice colors of nature. Thanks for sharing the beautiful scene to the world.

  16. Cheryl Says:

    Beautiful indeed! All of the hard work has paid off. What a pretty splash of color there.

  17. barb Says:

    Now, it’s a pretty and welcoming spot instead of an ugly spot!

  18. Leedra Says:

    Hard to kill a daylily. They do get more beautiful each year. Pretty colors. I reminded Betsy the Oakes Daylily Festival is this weekend.

  19. Rajesh Says:

    They are definitely spectacular. Your love for gardening has resulted in beautiful flowers in your yard.

  20. Karin Says:

    They certainly show off their stunning beauty for all to see! There are new blossoms every day, aren’t there, for quite a length of time actually. I had never seen the variety of colors though that Betsy showed on her blog. Just amazing!

  21. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: You certainly have a great collection of Day Lilies.

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