"We get no respect," said one Hemerocallis fulva (ditch lily) to the next.
Some people cringe at the mention of these orange flowers that commonly grow in roadside ditches in Michigan. Many people know them as Tiger Lilies (though they are not). The mere thought of planting them causes eyebrows to raise and uppity noses to twitch with disdain.
In my garden, ditch lilies have their week of stardom. Just yesterday DH said, "I really love all those orange flowers." I don't think he's ever mentioned liking any particular flower before.
All of my ditch lilies came from a few that I dug from my mom's garden about twenty years ago. She had gotten hers from my aunt Mary's home in upper Michigan. So Aunt Mary these are all offspring of your farm house lilies!
Without further commentary, I proudly show you the many areas where I have planted the common ditch lily (if your nose is beginning to twitch, you may want want to hit the X in the right top corner) :)
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
3 years ago