I love red daylilies and have a double border of them in the garden. This year’s crop is getting off to a slow start thanks to the deer, who after ten years of ignorance, found the tender little buds last month.
Nearby is the Hardy Daylily Farm which sits on an acre or two in the backyard of two artists close to the Housatonic River. Like the daylilies themselves, it opens on the Fourth of July Weekend in Salisbury CT and closes at the end of the daylily season.
The daylilies there are lush and happy with swelling buds after the rains, but only some are just beginning to open. The system here is to put a tall stake near each plant you want. They will dig them up and bag them for you. Easy-peasy!
Today I bought two new ones. This one is Christmas Ribbons – isn’t that a lovely name? This has a spider form that I find very expressive just like long fingered hands in the garden. The red is more ruby than the photo. Photographing reds is a tough as photographing blues. For the most the reds are richer than on the screen.