Friday, July 20, 2007

Red Daylily (Hemerocallis)

Red Daylily

Inspired by 1-2-3 Go Garden’s great collection of Daylily photographs and Ki’s post on July 18th I decided to try and take a picture of the nicest Daylily at the Estate. We don't have a lot of different cultivars for two reasons. One, the people don’t live there in the summer and two, the amount of deer we have. There are a few nice ones and I got the nifty fifty from White Flower Farm a few years ago but they are pretty much planted around the house and in the courtyard for protection. Like I said this red is the nicest and I think I bought at a Wave Hill plant sale many years ago. It got transplanted several times and finally has found a home next to the greenhouse and just behind the Weeping White Birch (Betula pendula 'Youngii'). I took a close up too.

Just a quick post as I got in late last night. I went to a Chef’s Table at a local restaurant and went for a couple of nightcaps after. The Chef’s table is fun and delicious. Two fellows that own a local restaurant cook a private dinner for just a few people that have bought tickets in advance. There were 16 people last night and it was an intimate fun evening. They make it personal which is nice. They are thinking of doing it every month and while I don’t think I would go every time I would certainly go again.


Jane O' said...

These pictures take my breath away. You have captured the true beauty of a daylily, which in my opinion is meant to be viewed close up.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Thanks, marie.

I don't usually have much luck taking pictures of Daylilys but this one is is so beautiful it would have been hard to miss the shot.