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In honor of July 4th....

Posted by floota 6/7 VA (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 4, 09 at 0:00

As a band director for many years (and a musician most of my life) I've performed 'The Stars and Stripes Forever' or directed it probably somewhere in the thousands of times. So, since we're almost at July 4th, the words to the first line of the chorus section -"Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue" have been running through my mind today.:
First some reds:

Paul York, a great oldie by David K.
PAUL YORK

WAXEN SPLENDOR by Jack Carpenter:

WAXEN WONDER

STEAM HEAT by Bob Schwarz, in front of blue Echinops.

STEAM HEAT

LATE TO THE PARTY by B.J. Crichton, a wonderful crimson:
LATE TO THE PARTY

Karol Emmerich's BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS, just a fabulous plant:

BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS

Pat Stamile's BORN TO RUN:

BORN TO RUN

and finally, HAPPY APACHE,which doesn't normally look quite this way but had a weird bloom this week.

HAPPY APACHE

Then some whites ( or near whites): Terah George's KEY LIME SPECIAL:

KEY LIME SPECIAL

MICHAEL MILLER:

MICHAEL MILLER

This is really pushing it, but the oldie VANILLA FLUFF has been showing off this week:

VANILLA FLUFF

BOUNDLESS BEAUTY:

BOUNDLESS BEAUTY

a huge Orienpet Lily with blooms the size of both hands put together - extremely fragrant too:

ORIENPET

And my favorite white so far this season is FRINGY:

FRINGY

And - really pushing it now, a few "blues."

Here's INDIGO BUNTING:

INDIGO BUNTING

LITTLE SENSATION:

LITTLE SENSATION

DIXIE BLUES:

DIXIE BLUES

Luddy's BLUE HIPPO:

BLUE HIPPO
And finally, the extra cute mini double, BOOGIE WOOGIE BLUES:

BOOGIE WOOGIE BLUES

Happy July 4th, everyone!


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Absolutely stunning! Every bit as spectacular as watching fireworks! There is no way I could choose even two favorites, so will just leave it at WOW.

Julie


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Nice theme Julie. Thanks for sharing.

Julia


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Oh! My pick is all the reds. I am fast becoming a red fan. Born to Run and Late to the Party are magnificent. What will the PINKS do without me??


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Double wow, another fabulous fireworks show. Thanks for brightening my morning.

Sharon


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Holy cripers, you have some gorgeous dls!!!!!! What a great idea for a thread!

Of course I love them all, but have been dying to see a pic of Boogie Woogie Blues! LOVE IT!


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Happy 4th and thanks for posting these awesome pictures!!!

Dot


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Happy Independence Day to you too!

I really love the clarity of red in 'Paul York', the cleaness and beautiful edge of 'Fringy', and color combination in 'Dixie Blues'. I'll bet they would be striking planted together for the 4th.

You've really got a wonderful collection.


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Great photos for July 4th.


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Wonderful way to start celebrating the 4th. Gorgeous daylilies.
Val


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I love every red, white and blue on here! Great daylily salute to the holiday!

Debra


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Thanks....a great follow-up to the actual fireworks shows this weekend! This show just last longer!! Happy 4th and as the Mom of a music major, I have heard that song a hundred times in concerts and exhibitions, and I still love it and love to hear it performed! I still get chills when I hear it, and did just that last night when it was part of the fireworks display! jan G.


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Thanks for the daylily fireworks! All wonderful but the pic BLUE HIPPO really grabbed me.
Kathy


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I really like Blood, Sweat and Tears; Indigo Bunting; Dixie Blues; and Boogie Woogie Blues.


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  • Posted by drgulley Zone 8 Central Texas (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 4, 09 at 18:41

Beautiful daylilies! I love the purples the best but they are all nice.

Dianne


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