Friday, January 08, 2010

Cherry Cheeks Daylily

Hemerocallis 'Cherry Cheeks'

To celebrate the new Daylily Picture album at Digital Flower here are two red Daylilies. The first one, ‘Cherry Cheeks’, has an unusual color that almost lends a tropical flair to the late season Daylily garden. Each flower, which are quite large, has a slightly different blend of colors. It is a extremely vigorous cultivar that comes on strong just when you need it.

‘Cherry Cheeks’ flowers on 28-inch tall scapes with 6-inch wide flowers. It was introduced in 1968 and has been holding its own since then. The fact that it has been in the trade for over 40 years shows me that it has a lot of staying power and can compete with the more modern cultivars. Definitely worth having in the garden.

This second shot is a unknown red cultivar against a background of Black eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta). It was quite a contrast. This picture is slightly reminiscent of one of the photographer’s style that I have posted a new link to in the “other blogs” part of the sidebar. Except she would have had a lot better bokeh (out of focus background) and better colors. She probably would have thought of a more interesting way to capture the scene, too. Please check out Kala’s Flower, Nature & Macro Photography: A Matter Of How You See It Blog. It is not that often that I find someone’s flower photography that is as unique and captivating. Please visit.

Another new link in the sidebar is Maris Ehlers Photography. In the interest of full disclosure she is my wife’s cousin. That really doesn’t have any bearing on my promoting of her site that is just how I become aware of her work. It has more to do with her talent and ability to photograph people then her being family. She often uses a high contrast and almost high key style that is perfect for her subjects. Maris sure seems to have the ability to capture her subjects with easy going and candid way that is very flattering. Check it out and vote for your favorite photo of 2009.


Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

I really like the Cherry Cheeks, what a great color!
Like the two photo blogs...will follow the one from Kala...gardening is my 'thing'!

Dora said...

Hmmm... Nice flowers for the New Year!:D

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Hi Janet,

This daylily does have a unique color and coupled with the fact it is a strong grower gets it two thumbs up.

Thanks for visiting the other blogs. That Kala is something isn't she? I know what you mean about the gardening thing. I would much rather look at plant pictures myself.

Hi Dora,

Happy New Year to you and best wishes.

Kala said...

I love the contrast of the orange in the lily against the yellow of the rudbeckia!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Hey Kala,

Thanks. I think I may try and replicate this combo at work.