my friend charlie
I bought My Friend Charlie about 8 years ago and I love it more and more as each year passes. It makes a stunning large clump. Charlie is a Paul Owen daylily (2012). This dormant tetraploid daylily is very hardy in Wisconsin. It grows 34 inches tall with beautiful 7+ inch blooms. It is a mid-season bloomer that lasts well over a month!
While deadheading my daylilies during the summer I come across a variety of insects that are an integral part of my garden. I thought I would share a few of them.
nature's blue witches brew
Nature's Blue Witches Brew (Story, 2010) is one of my favorite bicolor daylilies. This daylily came from my friend Sally. I love the unique smokey lavender-cream color. It is very hardy in Wisconsin and grows 38-40 inches in my garden. The flowers are four inches and they bloom from July 12 through August 7. This one is a keeper!
Our friend Patty took these photos in Tucson, Arizona. Since all we have is snow in Wisconsin, I thought I would share these sunny warm pictures.
Fun fact – in the U.S. Saguaro cactus only grows in southern Arizona.
keep it simple
Sometimes things strike me as funny/annoying and I just thought I'd share:
Happy 2023 to you - keep it simple!
if it's about
my backyard and garden, I LOVE to talk about it!