When I was a child no matter where we were in the states (my dad was military) we would always head to the mountains of North Carolina for a vacation break. In the summer what I always remembered most about my grandmother's garden were the daylilies, and the hydrangeas. All of them beautiful. My grandmother loves her daylilies, and back then when she was much younger (she will be turning 93 this year, Lord willing and the creek don't rise! as Minnie Pearl used to say) and could hike up and down the hill she would plant the whole hillside with daylilies! I can remember tourists stopping to take pictures, and yes, some would even ask if they could purchase some. Of course, my granddaddy would always extend the offer of come and sit for a while! Or even throw out an invite for supper! Those were the days, sigh.....these days my grandmother still grows her daylilies. I took a day off this week from all of my chores around the house including working in my garden to go and visit her and my uncle . As I thought about it those things will still be here, but I'm not sure how much time my grandmother will have left. Of course she was so tickled to see me, I'm the first grandchild out of her 9 children with my father being the oldest. After we ate the lunch I brought up, and had visited a spell, we had to go out to her garden which I am so glad that I brought my camera as everything was in bloom!
I just love the color on this one!
The third one down is just so beautiful in person. It is almost a coppery color!
She has her daylilies among all the other flowers some blooming, some not.
Don't you love this yellow with the other next to it?!
It would be so hard to pick a favorite out of all of these. But wait!! There are more!!! She has a lot of miniatures too! I'll show those on another post along with the rest of her garden.
And you thought I loved daylilies!! As we were looking at them she mentioned that she saw some other ones in the catalog that she was wanting to purchase for next year!! You go grandmother!!!!