Just for fun, you might be interested to know that the flower has been chosen that will grace the 2008 Chelsea Flower Show official poster....and you'll never guess what it is! Okay, because it's me, you might...and you'd be right...a daylily!
Go here to have a look for yourself. Isn't this exciting! You might remember that I subscribe to the AHS Email Robin and it was on there that I learned about this. The hybridizer is Eve Lytton who named her creation GRACE AND FAVOUR, her first registration.
Daylilies aren't quite as popular in the UK as they are here, but I think things are beginning to change. When I visited Chelsea in '06, I was rather shocked that amongst all the wonderful plants under the grand pavilion, I think I saw only one rather humble daylily. Hmmm, things are looking up! (Which reminds me....maybe in the dark days of winter, we can revisit my Chelsea trip...I know I'd like to! Besides, I think I never did post about some other stuff on that trip...)