merry christmas from Amsterdam
My son Shawn was in The Netherlands last week. Here are the Christmas decorations at one of the oldest cafés in Amsterdam.
If you want to make a bold statement in the garden, here is the Oriental lily for you. With 8 inch flowers and an amazing fragrance, Dizzy grows up to 40 inches tall. Oriental lilies can be a little temperamental in zone 4 so I keep mine planted by my house for extra protection in the winter and make sure it's mulched well. Other than that, Dizzy requires very little care. I get many comments about how beautiful it is.
telescoping hedge shears
Pictured are two of my favorite trimming shears. They really come in handy for fall daylily cleanup. If you have back issues like me, these shears are just what you need. The handles adjust to different lengths to limit the amount of bending over while trimming. These shears have been a lifesaver. My garden has never looked better!
FYI the shears retail for about $50 each. A perfect Christmas gift!
Rock Solid is very aptly named. It is weatherproof, reliable, and consistent. I received my plant as a division from my friend Mary. It's a prolific garden plant.
Hybridized in 2002 by Patrick Stamile, this dormant tetraploid grows 27 inches tall in my garden. Rock Solid is an early midseason bloomer that flowered from July 2 through August 4 (bud count 31–35). Blooms are almost 5 inches in size. The genetics of this daylily are so desirable that there are 181 child plants listed in the daylily database. Rock Solid is truly a sure thing!
American Daylily Society Awards
Award of Merit: 2011
Honorable Mention: 2008
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