Return to the Daylily Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Today's Blooms 061914

Posted by gonegardening 7 VA (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 19, 14 at 17:45

Hi guys: Although it's early yet, things are getting going here in VA. Many changes in my garden this year, with more to come. Less really is more! Or so I believe. No more latest and greatest, but plenty of favorites here still.

A few oldies but goodies:

Bali Watercolor opened today with a huge bloom:

 photo 050061914.jpg

Velvet Ribbons:

 photo 037061914.jpg

The early and fragrant Schnickel Fritz:

 photo 005061914.jpg

A strong early performer for me, Marseilles Watercolor:

 photo 044061914.jpg

A couple of little guys, Spacecoast Tiny Perfection:

 photo 031061914.jpg

and Little Crooner, one of the few Stamile tiny ones that appears to like it here:

 photo 020061914.jpg

These two caught my eye this year because of their scapes...Blues Music

 photo 046061914.jpg

Note the branching on what I consider the senior scapes (vs more newbie scapes):

 photo 018BluesMusic061814.jpg

and Black Fathom Depths:

 photo 011061914.jpg

(pic from a couple days ago):

 photo 010BlackFathomDepths061814.jpg

In the enormous category, Daybloomer Dreams:

 photo 029061914.jpg

No category for these (smile), just nice blooms today...even in the heat:

Madness to See:

 photo 025061914.jpg

Big City Eye:

 photo 058061914.jpg

and lastly, Queen Kathleen:

 photo 065061914.jpg

These were all taken (except the scapes one of Black Fathom Depths) around 8:30 am this morning...and you can see the sun was already out in force. Guess I'm going to have to get out earlier!

This post was edited by gonegardening on Thu, Jun 19, 14 at 17:46

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Today's Blooms 061914

Blues Music and Black Fathom Depths are really heavily budded. Your plants look very healthy. Schnickel Fritz I like, but wish it were a bit taller. How does Daybloomer Dreams perform for you?

This post was edited by mantis__oh on Thu, Jun 19, 14 at 23:05

RE: Today's Blooms 061914

Black Fathom Depths is so pretty and I have that one too. I like Daybloomer Dreams. I don't think I have a color like that in spider/unusual form.

I like them all and thanks for sharing you pics.


RE: Today's Blooms 061914

Nice ones today! I really like the pic of Schnikel Fritz trio.

RE: Today's Blooms 061914

They are all very pretty, and they sure have lots of buds on them, I really like Schnickel Fritz:,Dont think I have seen that one before, but its very pretty.


RE: Today's Blooms 061914

Very pretty

RE: Today's Blooms 061914

  • Posted by maryl Z7 Okla. (My Page) on
    Fri, Jun 20, 14 at 1:06

OOh! That Spacecoast Tiny Perfection looks to be just that.
And although I usually don't care for the off white daylilies, your picture of Marseilles Watercolor is wonderful. So many pretty ones from you so far........Maryl

RE: Today's Blooms 061914

Thanks, y'all.

I moved Schnickel Fritz and Vi to the front of a border...finally...and have been much happier with them.

Daybloomer Dreams does pretty well for me. I have three fans and three scapes. One of the scapes is considerably taller, which I think is the mature height. With such a large flower, I think it is much better appreciated on the taller scape.

RE: Today's Blooms 061914

Lots of nice reliables here, Katie! I love Day Bloomer Dreams and Black Fathom Depths. Spacecoast Tiny Perfection always tempts me when I see photos and the terrific reviews it's received.

RE: Today's Blooms 061914

Black Fathom Depths is wonderful. I am also in zone 7a and Marseilles Watercolor has been a strong grower and bloomer for me also. I don't get anywhere near the advertised bud count of 35, but very healthy plants with many scapes and every flower is perfect.

RE: Today's Blooms 061914

Chris! I just emailed you! (finally) Yes, I am getting down to those reliables (smile) slowly but surely.

Ah, probably will only get advertised bud counts on plants hybrdized closer to you...and if you can duplicate the grower's conditions. Just sayin' . Lots of buds early in the season (like now) are pretty thrilling, but I have found that after a month of picking blooms...I (haha) start to appreciate those that maybe have less buds but make up for it with a spectacular flower. I am a mixed bag of likes/wants. Haha.

RE: Today's Blooms 061914

Daybloomer Dreams and Black Fathom Depths are the ones that really catch my eye. I've gotten rid of most of my miniature and small daylilies to make room for seedlings. But Black Fathom Depths is tempting because of the nice bud count, and I think it always reblooms for Kay.


RE: Today's Blooms 061914

Debra...I am kinda ashamed to admit that Black Fathom Depths was slated to be gone. All the others around it (that were crowded in with it, ha) are gone. I just ran out of steam last fall. Then, when spring finally came this year, everything grew very fast...and I stopped and stared at it. Haha. It showed me.

I used to think I didn't like the little blooms...but, they have caught on with me. Now, I can't think of any that I don't like...which makes it so darn difficult to say NO. Haha.

Good luck with the seedlings! I'll be looking for pics!

RE: Today's Blooms 061914

You have a lot of beautiful blooms. Black Fathom Depths is my favorite, and is in my "top ten" of all daylilies.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Daylily Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here