Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Gazing at the Lilies

The dayliles have been blooming at my neighbor's. They have over 1200 of daylilies, and I always like to go admire them in their full glory. They have them every where in their back garden. As you can tell, they have a pretty large yard.

I do not know the names of each one, neither does my neighbor. She isn't one to keep up with plant names. She throws the tags away, and could careless about the name of the plant.

She also has the most gorgeous purple and pink hydrangeas.

As well as a few pesky squirrels that like to dig up her bulbs and plant them where ever they please!

I have been doing a little bit in the garden, mainly early in the morning or late afternoons. Any time other than that is just too hot. We have been getting afternoon thunderstorms almost every other day. That is helping to sustain the plants and the weeds.

I did put out a few bags of mulch this past weekend to spruce the place up.

I mentioned previously that I was having the genetic testing done for breast cancer. Since I have 4 people in my immediate that have had or currently have breast cancer, I thought it was the smart thing to do. I was tested for 20+ various cancer genes, and thank the Lord my test came back negative!!! Whew! I was really worried about it. The oncologist said that it had to been something my family was exposed to when they were growing up....which is really scary.

Well I am off to water some plants and pick some blueberries.

Have a good one!


Darla said...

What a beautiful yard your neighbor has! So glad your tests were negative, whew! It has been so hot here too, our afternoon thunderboomers are over for the next week, temps in the triple digits again, sigh.

Green Iris said...

I have fallen in love with day lilies! I've got some, my daughter has some, and I'm going to get more for next year. They are the most maintenance-free plant I've ever had. Your pictures are beautiful!

RainGardener said...

Hooray I'm so glad to hear your tests came out negative. That's the best news I've heard in ages!!!
Your neighbors Daylilies are lovely. I've really started liking them more since purchasing some last summer. Love the Hydrangeas too.
I'm with you - early morning and evening to stay out of the heat. Of course we've had nothing but rain here and so I've been out planting in the sprinkles. I had soooo many new plants to get into the ground I figured it was never going to quit raining and I had to get them done. But guess what? We had beautiful weather yesterday and even more and hotter today. Summer is finally here!

Susie said...

So glad to hear your tests came back negative!

Lovely pics of the lillies. They are all so pretty.

Danielles Garden said...

yay for good test results!!! the neighbor's yard is beautiful!

FlowerLady said...

What a treat for you to be able to enjoy your neighbors' garden. My favorite day lily picture is the third one, yellow, with almost translucent petals.

Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Hugs ~ FlowerLady

Bernie said...

Such beautiful photos ... and so many gorgeous daylilies. How lucky you are to live next door to such a great display. Loved the squirrel shot too!!!

Dirt Princess said...

Darla it is pretty darn hot here! The humidity isn't helping any! Atleast we are getting some rain. It doesn't cool anything down, but atleast it helps the plants.

Green Iris, daylilies are the easy plant, and they keep on giving. You can just divide them, and before you know it you will have them everywhere.

RG...summer has been here for a while LOL! I am too scared to plant anything here this time. It is so hot, I am scared they wouldn't make it.

Susie..I was very relieved! Thanks

Danielle thanks!

Flowerlady they have some gorgeous ones. I tend to be more drawn to the double daylilies

Bernie thanks. They garden is beautiful year round. They are retired, and work in the yard all day, and all year. They always have something in bloom.

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the tour and good photos. The lilies are superb. Love the variety of colours that pops out against the wonderful green lawn :-D

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Wow, Lily overload. Isn't her garden amazing. I would love that many growing and free from the deer. LOL! She has some beauties and what gorgeous hydrangeas. Hope you are having a good summer DP.

Becca's Dirt said...

Gorgeous lilies. I especially like the third one - soft yellow and the petals look like crepe paper. So pretty.

My neighbor picked my first picking on Monday of my blueberries. I couldn't do anything with them so I was glad for them to enjoy them. I still have a ton to put in the freezer.

Can it get any hotter? yes it can but this is hot enough. I am dying up here from the heat this year. I can say I won't be doing much in the garden over the next 3 months.

Hope things are going well for you.


jules said...

Aren't those daylillies beautiful! My neighbor down the street has about 3 acres of lillies. He and his wife planted them and for 50 years tended them and now they are just beautiful. She hand pollinated them and cross bred and made her own varities. She died after Katrina. He says it was all the processed food they were forced to eat after losing 400 lbs of put up food from their 3 acre garden. I went down there about 2 weeks ago and the flowers were beautiful. He's been digging out glads from in the beds because they fall over and kill the lillies. I scored a bag of blubs that I'm going to plant one of these days, a beautiful red/orange color. One day I'll have lillies too, from his garden.

Marilyn Jones said...

Isn't it wonderful to have a good gardening neighbor! Beautiful daylilies-- I have a lot of those.

meemsnyc said...

What pretty lilies!

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