Tuesday, July 05, 2011

It's Bloomin' Tuesday . . .

It seems that daylilies have the leading role in our garden in Colorado this week. They are usually in full bloom by the 4th of July, and although most of my garden is a week or two behind this year the daylilies are right on schedule. We have two varieties in our garden. Both are used as "hedges" -- one such hedge surrounds our flagstone patio and the other is used in a bottom tier of our rock garden.

The first is a variety called "Renaissance." It has a spider-like blossom of dark crimson with a splash of yellow at the center that reaches into the petals. Sixteen of these lilies surround our flagstone patio with their dramatic blossoms. An example is shown below in the foreground of the picture. It's flanked by two container plants -- a gorgeous hot pink Bougainvillaea and a Blue Potato Bush with it's delicate purplish flowers.



The second variety of daylilies are my favorite lily. This variety is named "Forever Stella." Their beautiful golden buttercup blossoms add such a beautiful punch to any garden. We have a four-tier rock garden and these daylilies claim the third tier as their home. You can see them in the background of the photo below. The first tier is filled with a beautiful birdie fountain and a gajillion impatiens. The second tier is a rock garden brimming with perennials. In the third tier my "Stellas" thrive...





To see more bloomin' posts visit these linky parties:
Garden Tuesday @ Sidewalk Shoes
Tuesday Garden @ An Oregon Cottage

15 comments:

laura@imnotatrophywife.com said...

So pretty and thanks for the name of the daylillies! We have them too and they have really taken off this season! Now i want to plant them throughout my yard :0)

LAURA

Rose said...

Your garden is so beautiful. I love the daylilies. :-)

Olga said...

What a beautiful garden you have. And your day lilies are so lovely!

Shirley said...

Gorgeous colour and I love your patio!

gail said...

wow! beautiful pictures suzanne! Love how pretty and peaceful your yard looks! ahhhhhh, perfect!
gail

pogonip said...

Your flagstone patio is so inviting surrounded by your flowers. Perfect!

Wearinbeads said...

The Renaissance is breathtaking! I am making iced tea and on my way over to sit on your patio.

Connie said...

Suaznne, your yard is gorgeous. It looks like the garden of Eden.

I love your patio area, so inviting.

Pam said...

Oh my gosh, I just want to come and sit a spell in your yard! It's gorgeous!

Melynda said...

I agree with Pam! Your day lilies are so pretty, I planted some this weekend, they were garden thinings and gifted to me. I love adding to the garden that way.

Sher said...

What a beautiful garden! I love it when the flowers are in full bloom.

Family Balance Sheet said...

Your garden and patio are beautiful. I bet you spend many evenings outside enjoying the view.

Lynn said...

I love flowers and your yard is so pretty. The daylilies are beautiful! I would love to be sitting on your patio enjoying a glass of ice tea!!

debbie said...

ohh your pictures are beautiful! love the colors of the lilies and the rest of the garden! everything just goes good together!

debbie

Jami said...

Your patio is so inviting- what a great idea to hedge with the daylilies! I grow the regular Stella variety (plus a few large ones) and wonder- how do you keep yours looking so green? Mine always start to have brown leaves from the bottom up as soon as the weather warms, no matter how I water, it seems (though I'm not willing to water, like, everyday!)?
Thanks for sharing!