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Jul 19, 2009

ERICKSONS DAYLILIES PART 2

On to part two of my visit to Erickson's Daylily Farm.
There is still more to see.

Now this is a fabulous daylily. Bi-coloured with some ruffling at the edges. It opens upwards which is nice so you can see it's face.
I can't get over this one either. It is not a daylily but is an Asiatic Lily. You don't want to sniff this too closely or you will come away with a very orange stained face. Watch your clothes too. Florists remove the powdery stamens before they use them in bouquets.
One of the nice things about daylilies is that they don't have to have full sun. There were lots of mature trees on this property and a good deal of the garden was shaded. This is of course perfect for the hostas that they also grow here. Look at those leaves. No bug holes.
Oh how I would love to sit on this deck on a warm summer evening with some friends. It was at the back of the house overlooking the pond and more gardens.
The vibrant blue of this flower spike doesn't show up well in the photo but believe me it looked like it was wired up to electricity. I think this is called Speedwell.
The pond was much bigger than it looks here. The sun is washing out the colours here too. Hot sunny days are not the ideal photo shoot conditions.
The gazebo in the back would be the perfect place to have a lunch break when you take a break from the garden work. I must say that this garden looks like nobody ever takes a break.

Now here is something you may not know. Dried daylily petals are used in Chinese cuisine. They call them golden needles.

Dried daylilies are usually called "golde...Image via Wikipedia


There is still more to come from this trip. We have so many interesting places to go around here and I have such great friends to go with.
Oh yes. And great friends to share the pictures with. Thanks for stopping by.



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5 comments:

marty39 said...

What a fun trip you had. I love all the wonderful flowers. They are just gorgeous. Your yard is stunning. Hugs, Marty

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

Wow, those purple lilies are amazing!

Shirley said...

I love speedwell. I had some but it has slowly disappeared. Maybe the ivy got it! I'll have to get some more. I always thought lilies were poisonous??

Lori E said...

Shirley:
Daylilies are not poisonous and in fact are served in restaurants. Sometimes they take the blossom end and stuff them like a zucchini blossom other times tossed into a salad.
Now someone can be allergic to them just like any other food so a little caution is always expected.

Jane said...

Oh I like the speedwell plant - that's really pretty!

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