grumbling today..... :(
This has just been an off year for daylilies in NW Ohio. With the mild winter and dry hot spring, and now the weather alternates between way too hot for normal and dry and way to cool for normal and dry it is really affecting the flowers. Consistant doubles aren't doubling, almost everything is short and blooms are small, colors sometimes way off compared to normal, and many not opening fully due to the cool temps this week. I've had a strange white coating on some of the leaves that eventually leads to those leaves dying (NEVER saw that before) which I treated with a fungicide beause that was the only thing I could guess it was. It looks like the leaves were lightly white washed-or hit by a large flock of birds. And the worst of the whole thing is that this year I offered my garden for a garden tour next month-and right now it looks like a disaster compared to normal years. **sigh** While I had a lot of flowers opening this morning, almost all were only 1/2 open, including my new seedlings with their first blooms-by the time I get off tonight, they will be sun faded.
Now that I have done my cranky whine for the season, I sure hope the weather settles down soon and for the first time in my life-I really hope this next winter is cold again. lol