99 down, 276 to go

Currently, we have 375 daylilies in our database. As of yesterday, 99 of the cultivars have bloomed. Only 276 to go! Keeping up with FFOs (first flower out) right now is keeping us busy. Here are a few pictures from the garden this morning.

This picture from the front of the house does not show you how very weedy those beds actually are. We want to remove all the plants from the middle of the driveway and add soil to bring the beds up high enough that they don’t flood when it rains, so we’ve been letting those beds go a bit, taking out plants now and then. It’s a big project that we need to tackle head on at some point.

our home

Daisies and ‘Riseman’s Flame’ daylilies

a daisy a day, dear

‘Shell Drake, MI’ on the left and ‘Little Fat Dazzler’ on the right. Both lovely. I am partial to the mini and smaller flowered daylilies, to some extent. ‘Little Fat Dazzler’ is one of my favorites. It’s a red coral color. Very pretty! And it makes proliferations like crazy.

2004 bed

The Russian Sage is putting on blossoms, as well. This is a great plant for fill. Light and airy, lots of bloom, silver foliage. Always beautiful.

Russian Sage

More daylilies. I am also partial to the red ones… 🙂

more daylilies

more daylilies

‘Sirocco’ and ‘Happy Returns’

'Sirocco' and 'Happy Returns'

You can visit more blooming gardens at Tootsie’s place. Read her post, then scroll down and click on the links.



  1. Viki
    Posted June 11, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    Wow, that’s really a lot. Do you have them mapped out or something so you know what each name is? Because I’m awed that you know all the names, ha!!

  2. Posted June 11, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    More like a lily farm! Gorgeous…

  3. A Garden of Threads
    Posted June 11, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    Dayliliy flowers only last a day but sure put on a show for that day. They are just starting to bloom in my garden. Happy gardening.

  4. Posted June 11, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    Rhonda, we are just Northeast of Evansville, Indiana. I don’t think we have that many blooming yet, but we are 7 to 10 days early this year on our bloom, sounds like your are also.

    Nice pictures, got here via flickr.

  5. Posted June 11, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    Viki, yes, we have garden bed maps and we keep everything in a database. Seems it has snowballed. We never intended to get this many, but can’t resist them! 🙂

    Darla, we’ve been to daylily nurseries with fewer varieties than we have. 🙂 But there’s always something we just have to have…

    Don, so glad you found the flickr pics. I have a lot more to put up. Our blooms are running 7-10 days ahead of last year, also. Looks like your place is one we need to visit! ~~Rhonda

  6. Posted June 11, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    Rhonda these are amazing! How did you find so many different lilie s- theyare spetacular! Paula in IDaho

  7. Posted June 11, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    First off… love the house… very beautiful! We enjoy daylilies as well and I tried my hand at hybridizing last summer. My wife hated my doing it and not being able to deadhead daily! I came up with 700 seedlings. We planted out perhaps 2/3rds and something destroyed at least half of them. Not willing to take any more chances, I’m growing the others in the greenhouse in pots. I keep wondering if my one in 5000 was one of the ones that was destroyed! Daylilies surely are addicting… but what a wonderful addiction! Larry

  8. Posted June 12, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    Paula, each year, DH and I take a long weekend during the summer (usually around our anniversary) and go “nursery hopping.” We visit four or five nurseries and daylily farms. And we do some ordering online, too. We’re to the point where we’re looking for things we haven’t seen before. We’re getting pickier. 🙂 ~~Rhonda

  9. Posted June 12, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    Larry, we keep talking about hybridizing, but don’t have the space to put out the seedlings. I hope you get some beautiful plants from your try! I know what you mean about throwing some away. Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?? 🙂 I always enjoy visiting a garden or nursery where they are hybridizing. It’s interesting to see which plants they use and, if the hybridizer has time and inclination, it’s fun to talk to him/her about what they traits they are interested in developing. ~~Rhonda

  10. Posted June 16, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    wow…that is a lot.
    I am in love with the first photo!!! what a beautiful house…and the gardens…just lovely…
    Thanks for linking in…hope to see you again next Friday!

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