It's the colourful season in the garden, highlighted by the Day Lilies, but added to by a lot of other flowers in bloom. For a month in the middle of the summer, it's just stunning.
The bright orange Day Lily on the right here is 'Saugeen Sunrise', one of our favourites, bred locally at Artemesia Day Lilies. Someone said the other day that there are 80,000 varieties of Day Lilies, with amateur breeders by the thousands registering new varieties.
Here are other Day Lilies in front, and Bear's Breeches in the back, a striking vertical blossom with larges leaves that are sharp as thistles.
But among the flowers adding colour right now, the bright red Crocosmia is one of my favourites. It has just burst into bloom, and adds bright flashes of colour wherever it grows.
I particularly like how it peeks through the decorative cedar rail fence I built as a backstop for the garden. You can scarcely see the fence from the front anymore, the plants hide it so much, but behind it, both this beautiful purple Clematis and the Crocosmia show off their blooms unimpeded by all the other flowers.
It peeks over and through the fence, making this a time I like the looks of the garden from the path behind the fence.
It's been a busy and hot week, with lots of work getting done. I've been working for 15 minutes and then taking 20 minute breaks in the heat, to finish a small water feature in our yard that I started far too long ago! And we've had a team of 3 students out working on trails, building a bridge and fixing deep ruts and mudholes left by ATVs, so far very successfully I might add. Today I walked for 3 hours ground-checking a large trail map. Then I collapsed in a comfy chair with a large glass of water. I think I'm almost satisfied!
The colours are exquisite and vivid!ReplyDelete
Lovely photos . It has been so hot and humid not fit for man nor beast lol ! We have been taking in nature from the shade of our patio porch and then come the late afternoons indoors where it is cool ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !ReplyDelete
So nice to see all the flowering colors coming into their own. The greatest season of the year will soon be upon us:))ReplyDelete
A glass of water?? I would have thought a flavour of something stronger might be called for. Love your variety of day lilies, I had a friend who grew them as a business, and when it was time to divide, her husband took a machete to the roots!!!ReplyDelete
What a colorful post! I love it!ReplyDelete
Lovely, all of it! I am enjoying the crocosmia around here, too. :-)ReplyDelete
Hello, beautiful flowers and images. I love the lilies and clematis. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!ReplyDelete
So, wondering just exactly what you consider 'hot'? Smiling.ReplyDelete
Your flowers are gorgeous. Love all of the varieties and colors... AWESOME.... YES---yardwork is hard and time-consuming... We have had lots of Day Lilies, Roses and Lilies blooming here lately... Speaking of Day Lilies ---we have had 72 different varieties blooming in our yard this summer.... LOVE those little guys!!!!! We enjoy the Re-bloomers --so that they will bloom over and over....ReplyDelete
How HOT is hot up there? It's pretty miserable here this summer --and I'm SO ready for FALL.
how gorgeous! be safe out there!ReplyDelete
Beautiful flowers! Don't get over-heated.ReplyDelete
I know how you feel about working on the water feature for a long time. It took us 2 years to finish ours and the patio. It will be worth it when you're done. : )ReplyDelete
Your flowers are very pretty. Wonderful colors.
WoW-zers, how beautiful and colorful!!! image 4 is a favorite, purple pretties hugging a fence!! be careful in this heat, as we get older it does affect us differently and have a greater impact on us!!!ReplyDelete
Your fence and flowers are gorgeous. Love the color combination. - Sounds like you've been a busy lady.ReplyDelete