when I came home today and found my favorite daylily has not disappeared. Last year this lily did not bloom and I thought perhaps I had lost it.
It's Hemerocalis 'El Desperado'.
It's a beautiful golden yellow color with a dark plum purple eye and matching edge covering about a third of the petals (this one does not have very much purple on the edge).
I have two of these. They are planted in an area where they do not get enough sun to thrive. This weekend I am going to find a new place for them.
After I took that picture, I gasped outloud when I glanced to the left and saw these lilies in bloom. They are Lilium 'Centerfold'.
I planted 9 bulbs two years ago, but last year the deer ate almost all of them. This year I used Hinder and sprayed them every two weeks. I am happy to say it worked.
This is where they are planted in relation to the rest of the gardens:
Let the Basting Begin! - I am using my dining room table to baste this big one -- it's about 105 x 105 inches (king size). It's been a while since I've finished one this big.
9 months ago