Rouge Blush, Rajastan Sands and Fall Pink Melon still going strong October 11, 2017.

 

H. sempervirens: A late species much like H. fulva but blooming months later. Marginally hardy here.

Monarchs were back in force! We counted dozens of them here on the farm. They loved the late blooming Verbena,

one of the last flowers to still be blooming!

 

As the daylily season winds down we find ourselves appreciating the annuals we grew more and more. Of course it helps that we've had very nice warm nights and sunny warm days.

Growing on the front of our barn: Morning Glory's, Firecracker Vine (Ipo. Labata) and Clematis (perennial), have reached over 12 feet in height!

 

Marigold Harlequin has taken it's time to bloom profusely, but it was worth the wait!

 

Bed 27, filled with Chris's newer hybrids many with new names!

 

Two of Chris's hybrids, one over 5 feet tall the other a floriferous pink

 

Kale makes a great edible border and a color foil for the daylilies.

 

The view is quite extensive with masses of daylilies in all colors blooming in mid July!

 

More of Chris's hybrids the tall one, is now almost 7 feet tall, probably in part because of the rainy weather.

The reds will just glow on a grey overcast day.

 

View from my office window!

 

 

While peak season is past, there is still an amazing number of daylilies in bloom! A lot of the lates have yet to open as well! 

We planted a large number of annuals in the edges of the daylily beds and they are now full and showy!

Here are some of the more interesting daylilies blooming here at Olallie, July 2017.

 

A Little Pregnant (Owen): Blooming first time this year!

 

Lady Dancer: This one is always popular, with it's faint red-purple edge.

 

Warrior's Brother: Deep saturated red, this ones hard to photograph accurately.