It's still hot and looking to get even hotter in the week to come, so maybe now I can begin to go through some of the zillions of photos I have taken. We'll just take a little look around now.
Here's Kitty Wells, on rebloom:
Take a look at this:
We're looking at the two fans I have of Kitty Wells. If you look on the right, you can see the dark green scape that carries the daylily in the above picture that is blooming now. Look a bit to the left at the browning scape; that was the one that bloomed before. Notice anything? What looks like two little daylily fans are attached to it. They're called proliferations or prolifs, for short. If that old scape remains viable long enough, those prolifs should begin to put out their own roots. If they do, they can be planted and will be exactly like the mother plant. That's another way daylilies can reproduce. This would be especially sweet if these hold on (some people have success cutting them off and putting them in water...not me), as Kitty Wells is a gorgeous bloom (and rather expensive), so a clump would be spectacular...some extra fans would be most welcome.
After Awhile Crocodile is a late bloomer:
Terry Lyninger is reblooming:
As is Carolyn Hunt:
Orchid Corsage, another late bloomer:
Very well known as a late (most mark the beginning of the end of daylily season with SE blooms), Sandra Elizabeth is open with at least 10 flowers today:
Right beside SE, are the monster sized blooms of Look Here Mary. They are a delight as each looks a bit different and are fragrant as well:
Unfortunately, on the auto setting, my camera doesn't always focus on what I want...here's a fuzzy candy lily seedling growing in the daylilies:
Pineapple Lilies finally getting some sun after the winterhazel was cut back severely. Perhaps their purple leaves will return now.
Tiger Lilies, determined to grow even after my attempted eradication last year. I think I've found a home for these (if only they'll leave). They're only about one third the size they were last year...(and to think I thought I had dug them all out).
This oxalis 'Iron Cross' is the only one of three varieties to return. There are probably less than half as many as I had last year.
Ivy geraniums finally starting to bloom again now that the Japanese Beetles have started to slow down (one hopes). In my ever eclectic way, I couldn't decide on three of one color, so there's the maroon one, the pink one, and not blooming (right now) lavender one.
Canna Pretoria with the orange bloom and yellow/green leaves. Behind it, with deep purples leaves is Canna President...and behind that Canna Tropicana...excuse the mess of my bottom deck. You can see some of the Japanese Beetle damage on the leaves of the canna directly in front. Looking in the back (come on, I know you look!), those are amaryllis that hang out here in the summer, then get taken into the basement through those sliding doors. To the left of the doors, in the blue pot, is my Meyer Lemon Tree which I am happy is surviving this year. You wouldn't have believed it when I brought it out this year. I thought it was a goner for sure. It doesn't look like it'll have lemons this year (last year, it produced five), but, as I said, I'm just glad it's alive. Yep, those are tuberoses to the left. I'll show you a better picture below. All of these come in and out of the basement. I do have tuberoses that overwintered outside in my microclime and cannas, too.
I'll stop (for now) with this picture.