24 June 2010

Grandmother's daylilies

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!!!!

13 comments:

Roses and Lilacs said...

I read a quote recently that said something like "planting a garden is believing in the future". I hope I still do when I reach my 90's.

She has some beautiful varieties.
Marnie

Rosine said...

Hello Ulrike, you got beautiful daylilies. So many colors. My are blue only.
Have a nice day
Rosine

Lori said...

I'm so glad she is looking forward to purchasing more. all the pics are so pretty! Love you.

Strickfee-Pe said...

Oh, so wonderful pictures. Thank you so much.
Liebe Grüße an dich von Petra

Southern Lady said...

Beautiful daylilies! I am so glad that you were able to spend some time with your grandmother. Enjoy her! Carla

Zuzu said...

OhMyGoodness, Ulrike, your grandmother really has an amazing garden of daylilies. They are all gorgeous!!! :) Tell her 'thank you' from all of us - I really enjoyed seeing them!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I absolutely LOVE daylilies! I always wanted a fencerow of them, even if they were the plain orange ones.
I have a fencerow full of poison ivy I cannot mess with, but have daylilies in my flower/weed bed and love when each new one opens!
Those are EXCEPTIONAL. It's like popcorn, just one more, one more... :)

XXOO!!
Anne

Northern Shade said...

It's amazing that she is still interested in the garden, and actively involved in planning. How fun to be picking daylilies out of the catalogue still and dreaming about the garden next year.

Julie Marie said...

Hi Ulrike, I adore your grandmother! What a beautiful lady and such a positive outlook on life... her Daylilies are absolutely beautiful! So many pretty ones, I could never choose a favorite either... I love that you took a lunch and spent time with your dear grandmother... these things just melt my heart... xoxo Julie Marie

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Ulrike, what gorgeous flowers. So beautiful, you are right, it WOULD be hard to pick a favorite! Beautiful photographs, too. xo Lidy

Deb G said...

How beautiful they are...

Kathy said...

So glad you remembered your camera too!.
I could never pick a favorite one!
They are such an easy going flower...pretty much take care of themselves...
Go Grandmother is right!
xoxo~kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Dianna said...

What special memories you will have from this time spent with your grandmother, Ulrike. Her flowers are beautiful! The one has so many different colors that it looks almost like a rose. Thank you for sharing such special moments with us!

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