out the door and into the garden

It’s early summer and the daylilies are blooming, with more opening every day. We have about 400 daylily cultivars in the garden, so it’s exciting to see what has opened in the past 24 hours. But that’s not all that’s going on out there.

The hostas are beginning to bloom. You can see the lavender blooms of ‘Blue Cadet’ to the right of the birdbath in this picture.

back yard birdbath

In the front yard, these hostas are under the shade of a redbud tree, with a daylily bed extending into the sun.

daylily bed with hostas


‘Squash Casserole’ is sending up its first flower scapes.

hosta 'Squash Casserole'

The ‘Royal Standard’ hosta will send up its pure white flowers later in the season. Right now, we enjoy the hydrangeas that back them at the front porch.

front porch

I don’t know the name of these white lilies, but they look just as beautiful without a name as they would with one.

white lilies

The same thing holds true for the pink ones. These are wonderful in a vase, lasting for a few weeks as new buds open at the top.


Of course, the daylilies are the star attraction this time of year.

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east front yard

east front yard

west front yard

‘Spider Man’…a beautiful red one.

'Spider Man'

Did I mention the raspberries are ripe? 🙂

red raspberries

You can visit other gardens at Jean’s Bloomin’ Tuesday.



  1. Posted June 8, 2012 at 5:42 am | Permalink

    As always your day lilies are amazing! I’m afraid I’ll have to enjoy others hydrangea this year. We had an early spring and then heavy frost so I,m not expecting blooms this year. I love the hosta color combos! Jean

  2. Posted June 9, 2012 at 7:58 am | Permalink

    So many beautiful flowers and shrubs!! Just lovely. I don’t have royal standard hosta but I’m looking for that one this year. I love it’s bright foliage and white flowers.

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