Got a bit of a yearnin' for photography the other day and took a few pics of the garden. I can't believe that I have forgotten most of the variety names. You can be sure that they'll come to me within a week of publishing this post....
Daylilies are a staple in any garden as far as I'm concerned. They come in a myriad of bright colours and different varieties bloom early, late or in mid-summer. If you're not familiar with daylilies you should know this: There are clusters of blossoms on the end of long stems, each blossom in the cluster will only remain open for a single day, after which it will wilt and another will open up. For this reason, they look best when you are able to take a brief stroll through the garden every day or two and snap off the spent blossoms. Doing this also helps reduce weight on the stem & subsequent leaning, particularly if the weather is wet. If you do this, each plant will provide beautiful colour to your garden for a couple of weeks! They also clump nicely and within 3-4 years can be split & spread around to other parts of your garden.
Grapes have done incredibly well in my zone 4 climate (last year, from 4 plants that I trim hard each fall, I got 13lbs of grapes - enough for about 25 bottles of grape jelly). I planted my first one about 15 years ago and continue to root cuttings off of it to spread around or to give as gifts.... grapes are VERY easy to root from a hardwood cutting.
Anyway... a break from the white doves I know, but here are a few photos of the flowers over which they fly... Enjoy your day!