ring the bells of heaven
Ring the Bells of Heaven came to me as a division from my friend Mary's plant. I had admired it in her garden. It is a prolific grower that quickly established itself in my daylily bed. In fact, it grew 10 inches taller than its 24-inch registration height and had to be moved to a larger flower bed! Hybridized in 2006 (Carpenter, J.) RTBH is an award winner with 5.75" blooms. It is a dormant, tetraploid that loves the good life in Wisconsin.
Now that winter is almost over, I have been reminiscing about the beautiful daylilies that bloomed last summer. Peak bloom in our area in western Wisconsin occurred around July 20, 2022. Here are a few photos.
Daylilies pictured include Blueberry Breakfast, J.T. Davis, Final Destination, House of Misrepresentatives, Dean Corey, Sabine Baur, Time Stopper, Ruby Spider, and Stranger Than Fiction.
air horn - deer chaser
No matter what we do to try to protect our daylilies, dozens of deer invade our beautiful flowers. Ange has come up with a new technique to scare away the deer and amuse himself at the same time. He rigged up an air horn to scare the deer out of our yard that insist on milling around. He uses a bicycle pump to fill up the air horn, which is good for about 10 very loud blasts. The only negative is when the deer are in our yard at 7:00am! The deer are now so sensitized that all he has to do is open the door or window and the deer instantly vanish.
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my backyard and garden, I LOVE to talk about it!