Sunday, August 16, 2009

Today's Flowers: Hybrid Daylilies

Hybrid Daylily
Hemerocallis 'Camden Crystal Lace'
(hem-er-oh-KAL-iss)

The Daylily season is just about over here. There are a few rebloomers out and a couple of late flowering varieties. The Daylilies didn’t disappoint me this year even with all the crummy weather. This yellow flowered variety was nice with its clear color and wrinkled edges. The 105mm Nikon lens delivers another good background for this flower picture. It often creates great shadows that get rid of distractions.

This second shot is what happens when you have photographed hundreds of Daylilies and you try to get a new slant on the view. This particular cultivar has a soft blend of colors. It is called ‘Raining Violets’. It performed well in the garden.


I am posting an extra picture since it is Sunday and that means Today’s Flowers. This Daylily had large flowers and a very deep color. ‘ Golden Scroll’ is a little shorter than most Daylilies. It was introduced in 1983.


Yesterday Karen wanted to go to the Farmer’s Market and I reluctantly agreed to go. It was at our local County Cooperative Extension Service.

When we arrived they were just setting up the annual Gardener’s Fair. They had a huge selection of gardening and plant books for 1 to 4 dollars. We picked out about 8 and got some really nice reference and table books. Here are a couple that I have had time to look at.

The American Horticultural Society’s Great Plant Guide
It is a small pocket sized book with over 3,000 plants listed. There are tons of great plant pictures inside.

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Gardening with Color by Lance Hattatt
Another small book but again packed with a lot of information and pictures. Mr. Hattatt is a prolific author with several gardening books published.

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The New York Botanical Garden
This book is an amazing look at the. Edited by Gregory Long and Anne Skillion with the principal photography done by Robert Benson, Mick Hales, Sara Cedar Miller, and John Peden the 280 photographs show the garden in all seasons. I haven’t had time to read it yet but there are several essays done by the staff.

All in all it was a great haul of new botanical material.

For more flower pictures from around the world check out:
Today’s Flowers .

17 comments:

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

DFP: those were neat photos of a pretty flower with great color.

mimi said...

i love your golden day lilies flowers.

Maria said...

Very nice shots! Very pretty!

Marju said...

Really beautiful flowers!

Carver said...

That's a beautiful daylilly and a very interesting post.

i beati said...

intense color..wonderful

pra said...

Love Golden daylily! The 2ND picture showing soft blend of coloures is beautiful!

Mirage said...

Beautiful lighting! (The flower itself is beautiful of course!)

ps the hydrangea below are awesome too!

April said...

Beautiful Daylilies! Gorgeous colors - I like the ruffles too.

Denise said...

Fantastic shots of beautiful flowers. I also took note of the books you suggested. Thank you for sharing and have a great week.

SandyCarlson said...

These are so beautiful. Elegant and peaceful, if that's a combination.

Race said...

lovely macro shots, those lilies are beautiful!

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guild-rez said...

Great macro shots of your beautiful daylily.
Good selection of books too.

Titania said...

Your day lilies are very beautiful. Love all the different yellows and the close shots to see the beauty of the subtle shadings. I like very much the early bred ones, also spiders and minis. Some have come up from seed scattered from the dry pods. Nothing spectacular but some are really cute and a little special! A great bargain all the gardening books, that is thrilling!

Arija said...

I love the pale cloured Daylilies.

Tabib said...

Very detail captured of daylilies flower

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Marvelous post with wonderful flowers!
Thanks for posting for TODAY'S FLOWERS!
Luiz