Thursday, July 15, 2010

More Day Lilies in the Jarvis House Garden

The Day Lilies keep on coming throughout the summer in the Jarvis Garden.
This is an old fashioned example that is planted in front of the larger barn.  The center color matches the paint on the old boards.
A small variety, but blooms nicely in tight clumps.
This is a large flower with sort of a bumpy edge, from the Long Island Day Lily Society sale.  This year they will hold their fund raiser on August 21st, at the SUNY Farmingdale campus.  It bloomed very late.
 This is the deepest red-orange Day Lily that I have.  Years ago I used to purchase un-named varieties in the fall from a grower in Setauket, L.I.  Pat Stamile used to put 100 fans in a black garbage bag.  I would pick up several and plant them around the Jarvis garden.  The fun was not knowing which colors would emerge in the spring.  He and his wife have since moved to Florida and become leading Day Lily developers in the country.
A very red bloom fromthe Day Lily Society sale.
A tiny soft fairy pink.
A small peach.
The species multi Day Lily, and old fashioned variety, but isn't it amazing!
A "spider" variety from the Day Lily sale.
Another variety that has been here a long time.
Rembrandt was the name in a catalog from which I purchased this variety about 25 years ago.  I blooms very late, but spreads really well.  In those days varieties were not as developed as they are today.   Maybe I should order the newer more exotic varieties, but will they naturalize like these older plants?
 From the sale.
A tiny bloom fromthe same sale.
A bloom which is almost white with the deep maroon eye.  A nice contrast.
A crisp yellow.
A tiny bi-color.
To end, this is my lovely friend, Carole with the Clivia plant that I gave her a few weeks ago.  The blooms on these plants are so spectacular, that they are worth the trouble of wintering indoors, so that you can see their display in June.

4 comments:

ewix said...

Lori,
I am drooling...........
I need to get a garden and start planting daylilies immediately!!!

Pieces of Dreams said...

Wow Lori! Your collection is magnificent! Sorry I haven't been in touch lately...Our little Margie is a concern!!!! Wayne and I have been fixing up the family farm house and had a reunion/birthday party for Marge, which she enjoyed very much. I am sure you already know this, but did you know that the daylillies are edible and make beautiful enhancements to food presentation?

Hope you are doing well!

Fondly, Karen and Wayne

Ann Flowers said...

Stunning picture of the flowers, will definitely make my day. Keep posting.

acornmoon said...

I did not know that there are so many different varieties of day lilies. I have some here in my garden, they do well in our sandy soil. There is something very Victorian about them I think.