This year wasn’t a kind year for daylily blooms. We went from winter to hot July like weather for most of the spring into September. Blooms were at their peak when they first opened and were cooked after the sun was up for a short time, especially the dark burgundy bloomers which looked like a blow torch was used on them by late afternoon. I have most of my burgundy colored ones in a area that gets afternoon shade, but even that didn’t prevent the bleaching effect. Here are some of my favorites of this year. Some varieties will have several more shots than others. Part two to follow.
Check out my post-Thanksgiving Grit magazine blog post along with some of my favorite sunrises.