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Sunday, June 24, 2007

It's a beautiful day~lily


Today we are officially in the 5th season in the south~ Muggy. This is according to Harriett who lives South of the Gnat Line. It is to hot to wiggle and to dry to swim... the up-side down tomatoes are wilting. The kudzu is even looking hot and tired.
The lack of rain this year has hurt the peach crops in Chilton County, but the peaches promise to be much sweeter!

Luckily, with a little good planning, our yard is blooming!
The best plant to have in your yard when you live in Alabama is a day lily. They can take a lot of abuse and each year pop up in their same spot, with a few more sprouts than the year before.
I have several varieties. I don't know any of the official names. I just call them beautiful!
Y'all have a beautiful day~Lily!
Sandi

23 comments:

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

And Happy Beautiful Day-Lily to you!

Charmingdesigns said...

Just ran across your blog, How fun!! Love your flowers! Laurie

dot said...

Thanks for visiting me today. I love day lilies especially the orange colored ones. Due to the dry weather mine were very poor this year.

Luke said...

great colors and flower arrangements, nice shots

Steffi said...

Hello!Thank you for your stopping in my blog!Your blog is really nice too!Your pictures of your flowers are beautiful!

justabeachkat said...

Oh my! Gorgeous!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Mmm I'll bet there is a bouquet of those lovelies on your table!

Sugar Bear said...

Oh I love day lillies! They are beautiful and so hardy. I picked up some Fried Green Tomato mix while visiting Louise. Can't wait to try it! She also mentioned a seasoning you recommend for popcorn but I forgot to ask her what it is?
Karla

Adriann said...

Sandi,

They are beautiful indeed! I will keep day lillies in mind when I finally get the nerve to plant a flower garden.

Cheryl Wray said...

Yes, Muggy just about says it right!! It was awful this weekend!
LOVE the lillies!!!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

You have such gorgeous lilies! Our lily buds are just getting ready to pop!

Carla said...

Lovely flowers!!!

Jerry said...

Sandi - great post! The Daylillies are lovely. We don't put them in our garden because we've heard that are poisonous to cats. Mind you - perhaps we should plant some to get the beast which keeps 'feasting' on the birds who come to our feeder . . .

~Nan said...

My Mom loved the orange day lilies. She had hundreds of them planted in her yard. She passed away in 1995. Thank you for the beautiful memories your entry gave me today.

Palma said...

I LOVE the lilies. Mine are also blooming, but not so many colors! They are lovely on your blog!

Sally said...

I agree with you 100% Sandi - daylilies are the only way to go for hot, dry conditions. I have a planter full of Stella de Oro's that are absolutely gorgeous right now. In fact, I think I'm going to post them today. Thanks for the idea!

Ash said...

Beautiful flowers!

mrsnesbitt said...

Enjoy the sunshine...we have more rain here, I know, so strange for UK! LOL!

Dx

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Thank you to all y'all for leaving a little 'hey'. I enjoy your comments! I have gotten behind and there are to many to respond to individually but...
shabby~ that might just be my centerpiece of the month!
Karla~ I am glad to hear that Louise turned loose of some of her WhistleStop stash. The other seasoning is Mr French Fry...I think she may be hiding that!
Jerry~ don't think about it~
Nan~ I am glad that I could bring you a moment's smile
Ducky~ I have my wellies and a brolly ready for the next trip.

Southern Heart said...

These are absolutely beautiful! I just love daylilies, especially the fancy varieties. They really are Southern workhorses (one reason I love them! :)

I think that I first fell in love with them in my grandparents' garden. They had a lot of the standard orange variety, but they are a sure sign of summer for me (those, and crape myrtle), and take me back to sweet, simple days at their home. Thank you for the lovely reminder today!

(Peaches...yum!!)

Love, Andrea

SteamyKitchen said...

You are so talented in growing flowers. For some reason, I have never been able to garden well. Maybe its because I am so forgetful and forget to water often.

ugh.

will try to do better.

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Andrea~ we must live next door to each other and not even know it
Steamy~ you can't go wrong with day lilys!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

ahhh, this is really pretty. I normally LOVE the recipes...but I have gotten a bit too "fluffy" around the edges, so no yummy food for a while.

:)

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