"Fall Remembrances" was purchased at the Chicago Dayily Society Sale (held at the Chicago Botanic Garden). What fun that was! I bought this daylily because it's a late-bloomer. I'm always looking for extra punch toward the end of daylily season. After the sale, the purchased fans were placed in a cottage cheese container with their roots in water overnight. The next day I re-wrapped it up in newspaper and plastic for the journey home.
This daylily turned out to be a spectacular keeper! It's tall, prolific and gorgeous. The blooms are large and consistent. In the morning it looks very copper in color and towards afternoon it mellows to the yellow/gold color in the photo.
I don't think I could ever part with either of these plants. They both remind me of my trip to the Chicago Botanic Garden and what a fun day it was viewing the many different garden designs. The daylilies were the icing on the cake!
It's the second most visited botanic garden in the United States. In all there are 1,181,289 different perennials. On our visit the poppies were in full bloom. There were meadows FULL of them! The breathtaking sight transported me back to the Wizard of Oz when Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion were traveling to Oz and fell asleep in the poppies. Fortunately, we remained awake and could enjoy the spectacle we were surrounded by.