My husband and I relocated thirty-seven years ago to the Eastern Townships area of southern Quebec, a few
minutes from the Vermont border and beautiful Lake Memphremagog. Magog is a family oriented tourist area with the lake attraction in summer and Mount Orford and other ski areas in winter.
Thousands of Hemerocallis (daylily) cultivars are registered annually. The cultivars come in low-growing miniature varieties to tall daylilies with seven-inch blooms, and larger. Doubles and frilly edged knockouts are also becoming widely available, as are spider and unusual form daylilies. There are early, midseason and late-blooming varieties and rebloomers as well. There's a daylily in the marketplace to capture everyone's heart. The hybrid has evolved into a multitude of forms and styles. These wonderful perennials supply color all summer long.
My garden presently has approximately 275 different daylily cultivars, and that's a manageable limit. I do not want to increase that number as it would result in enlarging flowerbeds. To accomplish that end, I part with a number of daylilies each Fall to make room for newcomers the following Spring. Seeing new plants bloom for the first time is such a joy, as I walk about with morning coffee to check them all out. Peak bloom is a kaliedescope of color and a sight that's food for the soul. Over the past decades I have lost very few plants and have never seen a significant pest problem on my daylilies. Japanese beetles, rose chafters and red lily beetles are not attracted to them, unlike some of my other perennials. My daylilies celebrate hardiness, versatility and easy handling.
Click to see the newly started Album of my Daylily Companions.
Photographs of my daylilies can be seen on the List of Favorites link.
I hope my garden will inspire you to experiment with daylilies. Thanks for visiting.