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Daylilies (Hemerocallis) are now considered a wildflower in America. Although they were originally introduced from Asia, they are so successful at becoming “wild” that they are naturalized citizens:>). Although each bloom lasts for only a day, each stalk has many buds and each plant usually has many stalks.

They love sunshine but will tolerate partial shade and still bloom. Our roadsides and fields and gardens wouldn’t be the same without their presence. Three cheers for this lovely, stubborn survivor! The hybrid forms come in almost every color from white to deep purple/red. No blue yet, as far as I know – too bad.

I used a texture from French Kiss to enhance this picture.

Click on this link for loads of interesting information:

http://www.daylilies.org/AHSFAQsNew.html

I love nature, science, poetry, prose, art, music – you name it! Now that I’m retired, time is mine to spend as I wish (pretty much), and I wish to take pictures of our natural world.

Bringing the outdoors in for others to see, especially those who may not get the opportunity to wander next to a pond, fish at the beach, or tramp in the woods, is a pleasure. I hope to build a window to the wonders of nature that fill our everyday lives.

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Comments

  • vigor
    vigorover 1 year ago

    I am really enjoying them so much this year, they are everywhere and they seem to be a deeper orange than I ever remember. Beautiful work! Thank you for adding to Just For You! I’ve been looking for those tiger lilies but haven’t seen them as of yet.

  • I’ll be mailing you the bulblets real soon:>) Thanks for the nice comment!

    – MotherNature2

  • Yannik Hay
    Yannik Hayover 1 year ago

    I love the capture and the treatment on the water color background Carol. Very well thought of and done :)

  • Thank you ever so much, Yannik! I’m learning as I go, and work like yours is an inspiration:>)

    – MotherNature2

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...over 1 year ago

    I transferred some from a local park to my own garden in the ‘not edible’ area….still have a few blooms left but they were fabulous this year. Love the watercolor look with this!!!

  • This does seem to be a fantastic year for the daylilies. Since I’m being successful at keeping the deer away, the hostas and lilies are thriving! The buds and the flowers are edible (don’t know about the rest. The buds can be steamed like beans or sauteed, and the flowers are lovely battered and fried. The tubers are said to be delicious! Personally, I get much more pleasure from seeing them in bloom than any meal could give me! Here is a little article on eating daylilies:
    ( http://honest-food.net/2010/06/29/dining-on-day... ).

    – MotherNature2

  • JOSEPHMAZZUCCO
    JOSEPHMAZZUCCOover 1 year ago

    A wonderful tribute to this gorgeous flower, Carol.. beautiful work !

  • Joseph, you are such a kind and generous soul! Thank you for the lovely comment and all your support – I appreciate it so much:>)

    – MotherNature2

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 1 year ago

    I love the blend you created from the flower and the background – wonderfully artistic!

  • Thank you so much, Celeste! I thought it looked like it had it’s face turned to the sun:>)

    – MotherNature2

  • Georgia Mizuleva
    Georgia Mizulevaover 1 year ago

    Splendid.

  • Thank you for coming by and leaving this lovely comment, Georgia:>)

    – MotherNature2

  • Eileen McVey
    Eileen McVeyover 1 year ago

    Perfect treatment. They are considered an invasive in my woods, but I forgive them.

  • LOL – We haven’t gotten to the invasive status yet. I think most people, like you, enjoy them too much! We await them with great anticipation, love them when they flower with wild abandon, then bid a sad good-bye when blooming is done. Thanks for the wonderful comment, Eileen:>)

    – MotherNature2

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...over 1 year ago

    Your flowers are lovely, MotherNature . . . day lillies are a favorite . . .

  • I’m so happy you like them:>) I do love daylilies! Thank you for your visit, the comment,m and the fave – all are very much appreciated!

    – MotherNature2

  • Marilyn Cornwell
    Marilyn Cornwellover 1 year ago

    Congratulations on Aug 7 2013 – such a wonderful image!

  • You’re so nice to make this a featured image, Marilyn! Many thanks – I’m humbled by the elevated company you placed me in:>)

    – MotherNature2

  • Kathilee
    Kathileeover 1 year ago

    Very lovely and congrats on feature!

  • Thanks, Kathilee!

    – MotherNature2

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