Pip our newest addition, is of course a Border Collie puppy. Her lineage includes Scottish and Irish parents.

She has already impressed us with her easy going yey energized personality.

Pip has already found the greenhouse to be one of her favorite places

 

After a bust period of collecting various items to chew on, Pip settles down for a nap.

 

One of the most amazing traits of Border Collies is their ability to just watch, and I'm assuming learn.

 

 

Some tiny little twig makes a perfect toy for a tiny pup.

More pictures to come!

Daylily shoots in the Spring

Daylily shoots appear quite early in the spring, consequently they sometimes get damaged by frost on the tips or

portions of the emerging leaves.

These shoots look undamaged by frost. One reason may be the retention of the foliage, as it adds a bit

of insulation around the leaves.

 

Hemerocallis fulva (The Orange Roadside Daylily) is usually quite frost tolerant and as such the shoots come up fast and vigorously

They are easily identified by the loose non-clump forming stand they produce.

 

Here is a close up example of frost damage to Buttered Popcorn. The tips are shriveled and 

mishapen.

 

While not as badly damaged the peculiar distortion of the tips is evidence of frost damage.

 

Rest assured though that all these daylilies will grow on to produce a magnificent show in

mid Summer. It's just the price they pay for being so quick to sprout in the spring.

Cultivar

Season

A $

Picture

BABY POWDER

ea Sept

$35.00

 

PASTEL RAINBOW

ea Sept

$24.00

 

BRIDAL LILAC

ea Sept

$30.00

 

BLUSHING MELON

ea Sept

$22.00

 

AUTUMN GARNET

ea Sept

$27.00

 

BEN BRADY

ea Sept

$22.00

 

RR RED

ea Sept

$23.00

 

BUTTERSCOTCH RING

ea Sept

$18.00

 

THE LAST MELON

ea Sept

$31.00

 

ROUGE BLUSH

ea Sept

$26.00

 

SANDRA ELIZABETH

ea Sept

$26.00

 

RIVER PROMENADE

ea Sept

$25.00

 

LARGE ROSE

ea Sept

$20.00

 

GOLD 'N GOLD

ea Sept

$24.00

 

SEPTEMBER ROSE ROSY

ea Sept

$26.00

 

AUTUMNAL

ea Sept

$19.00

 

OLALLIE ELIZA  JOY (2007-1)

ea Sept

$32.00

 

SEVEN VEILS

ea Sept

$22.00

 

RIGHT REGAL

ea Sept

$28.00

 

PALE LIGHT X

ea Sept

$23.00

 

19-30 9-29-04

mid Sept

$17.00

 

OLALLIE SEPTEMBER LOVE (+ 24-30 9-29-04)

mid Sept

$20.00

 

MEXICAN SUN

mid Sept

$19.00

 

BUTTERSCOTCH HARVEST

mid Sept

$25.00

 

CREAMY YELLOW

mid Sept

$24.00

 

SEPTEMBER STAR

mid Sept

$28.00

 

FALL PINK MELON

mid Sept

$24.00

 

TYPE ALPHA

mid Sept

$25.00

 

HURRICANE EDUARD

mid Sept

$23.00

 

YELLOW SIGHTS

mid Sept

$32.00

 

MIA

mid Sept

$31.00

 

OLALLIE MACK

mid Sept

$30.00

 

 

The field in late April

The soil has dried out nicely after all the snow.

Finally with snow melted (mostly), we can begin to work the beds. The beds will be mostly left alone as the

daylilies begin to put up their shoots. We don't clean up much of the foliage, but just work a lot of it into the soil when we get into the beds

to dig and rototill.

 

The first rototill of the garden reveals some good rich soil, from years of adding compost. We frequently

use plastic as a mulch as it helps save time with weeds and weeding.

 


 

 

Cultivar

Season

A $

Picture

H. dumortieri

ea June

$18.00

OLALLIE BABALOO (EB 22-9-01)

ea June

$17.00

 

OLALLIE EMMA'S PRIDE (3-11)

ea June

$30.00

 

10-12

ea June

$35.00

 

UP 9-7-03

ea June

$15.00

 

H. middendorfii

ea June

$15.00

 

LITTLE JUNE

ea June

$16.00

 

EB 40-9-01

ea June

$21.00

 

WAKE ROBIN

ea June

$19.00

 

ELFIN

ea June

$15.00

 

OLALLIE PRINCESS AKEMI (3-09)

ea June

$35.00

 

4-34-2014

ea June

$35.00

 

3-34-03

ea June

$16.00

 

H. lilioasphodelus (flava)

ea June

$35.00

 

OLALLIE MARTINA MARIE SWEET 16 (6-07)

ea June

$35.00

 

THREE SEASONS

ea June

$17.00

 

ELIZABETH

ea June

$17.00

 

EARLY BIRD

ea June

$15.00

 

OLALLIE LUSCIOUS LEMON (33-11)

ea June

$21.00

 

7-09

ea June

$35.00

 

ARMY OF DARKNESS

ea June

$35.00

 

NADA

ea June

$21.00

 

3-34-2014

ea June

$20.00

 

OLALLIE VERNAL CHERRY

ea June

$18.00

 

H. flava major

ea June

$18.00

 

RAY OF SUNSHINE

ea June

$16.00

 

ORANGE MAN

ea June

$16.00

 

FIRST SHOW

ea June

$16.00

 

EARLIANNA

ea June

$16.00

 

GOLD DUST

ea June

$16.00

 

+ Naushon no name

ea June

$18.00

 

LITTLE WINE CUP

mid June

$11.00

 

CHIQUITA

mid June

$16.00

 

GRECIAN PEARL

mid June

$11.00

 

CHIPPEWAH BRIDE

mid June

$17.00

 

LEMON LOLLIPOP

mid June

$12.00

 

LITTLE ROSY CLOUD

mid June

$23.00

 

EENIE WEENIE

mid June

$13.00

 

OLALLIE LEMON TREE

mid June

$30.00

 

OLALLIE WENDY (30-07)

mid June

$25.00

 

H. midd 'Japan Hybrid' green br

mid June

$13.00

 

FLAT GOLD

mid June

$14.00

 

SPRING PURPLE

mid June

$16.00

 

EB 38-9-01

mid June

$16.00

 

3-07

mid June

$19.00

 

OLALLIE MARGARET J (8-07)

mid June

$35.00

 

EASTERN SUNBURST

mid June

$17.00

 

OLALLIE KASEY LEE (9-34-2014)

mid June

$35.00

 

+ EXOTIC ECHO X LITTLE ROSY CLOUD

mid June

$21.00

 

OLALLIE THERESA BULGER (+ 2-05)

mid June

$25.00

 

OLALLIE NORMAN-PARNELL (38-07)

mid June

$25.00

 

17-08

mid June

$35.00

 

4-9-01

mid June

$18.00

 

OLALLIE JACI ANNE (35-11)

mid June

$35.00

 

OLALLIE WILLIAM BROMELL (7-11)

mid June

$23.00

 

HALLOWEEN DARKNESS

mid June

$45.00

 

MH0724X

mid June

$45.00

 

MH1122.22

mid June

$45.00

 

MN0735S

mid June

$45.00

 

MH0542B

mid June

$45.00

 

ESPERANZA

mid June

$19.00

 

H. minor

mid June

$23.00

 

THE CHAMP

mid June

$15.00

 

JUST IN JUNE

mid June

$16.00

 

LITTLE WINE CUP

mid June

$11.00

 

LEMON LOLLIPOP

mid June

$12.00