The daylilies (ditch lilies) have been blooming their heads off these past few weeks. Under the poplars there is an explosion of orange.
Initially the double flowered pink roses were in bloom as well which made me smile. What an unlikely combination but it's rather nice.
Both of these plants were here when we moved in. Remnants of an old garden? I couldn't resist gathering up some of the blooms to bring indoors. But what to put next to that bright orange?
I went in the opposite direction of light pink and instead picked a dark contrasting purple using Darwin's Blue Speedwell, then filling out the bouquet with white astilbe and flowering ciltantro.
What I have discovered about daylilies though is the blooms, as the name suggests, only last a day. My bouquet fell flat in short order. Lucky for me there's a ton of daylilies out there so I just picked a whole new batch and tried something different.
Instead of contrasting colours I tried complementary. Orange daylilies with chartreuse lady's mantle, white shasta daisies and white feverfew.
Have I mentioned how delighted I am these days to have a garden with enough flowers for picking?