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23/09/2009


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HEMEROCALLIS
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In my garden Hemerocallis, the Day Lily, is at its best in July. Positioned in a sunny position, it provides a daily succession of orange flowers; each single one withering by the end of the day.
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The name Hemerocallis comes from the Greek words, day and beautiful.
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Many other types of plant have a second flush later on in the year. I wish this one did; it would sit perfectly alongside the Autumnal pink, copper and red colours of the Dahlia.
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Illustration, 1885

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10 comments:

nikkipolani said...

A lovely autumny specimen, Louise. I like the subtleties of colour and textures you've caught in this closeup.

Rosezilla said...

I love daylilies! I have some amaryllis, but that's all. They always bloom for Easter.

lifeinredshoes said...

You captured the color perfectly!

Gillian L. said...

You have captured the beauty of the lily perfectly. I have always admired botantical illustration - the older the better.

Gillian

re said...

Gorgeous!

Simone said...

That's a lovely autumnal shade of orange. My climbing rose (compassion) is having a second flush of flowers at the moment.x

sheila said...

Ah! I LOVE those botanical illustrations. Gorgeous.

Lori at Jarvis House said...

Day Lilies are a staple the gardens of Long Island, NY, USA. There are societies and garden groups specializing just on Day Lilies. I did a blog about road side day lilies and have many pictures of other cultivated day lilies that I have purchased from L.I. growers over the years. Check out my posts on day lilies.

Suburbia said...

Wow so beautiful! You have captured the essence.

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elaine said...

I agree Louise...if only they would make an appearance now. xox