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Garden Photo of the Day

Garden Photo of the Day

More from Cheryl's garden in Indiana

comments (19) September 4th, 2013 in blogs
MichelleGervais Michelle Gervais, Senior Editor
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Photo: Courtesy of Cheryl Moran

Remember visiting Cheryl Moran's garden on Monday? (Refresh your memory HERE) Well, she's back with a few more photos and a bit more info. She says, "I have over 150 types of dayliles and over 100 different perennials. I've been gardening for 40 years and have been here for 10 years. The lot was scraped clean of all top soil and was nothing but concrete...I mean clay. I hauled in all the field rock and added over 500 bags of top soil. I extend and add something new each year. I cleared the woods in 2009, adding the bench and stone pathway." I've officially added you to my list of people whose energy I envy, Cheryl. Thanks for the extra photos--these are even prettier than Monday's!

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Comments (19)

ancientgardener writes: It's amazing how that little touch of purple in the first picture takes it from okay to absolutely lovely, like a painting. I admire your hydrangeas. I have three oakleaf hydrangea shrubs which have 6 or 8 beautiful blooms each year and that's it. What am I doing wrong? They get some sun, but maybe not enough.

I'm sure going to plant some larkspur next year. That touch of blue is perfection. My favorite late summer combo in my garden is Creme Brulee coreopsis and a lovely caryopteris, but that blue is so fleeting. Does anyone know if Siberian Bugloss (a tyoe of forget-me-not) "Jack Frost" is a dangerous spreader? It is a gorgeous plant which I bought this spring, but it makes me nervous because forget-me-nots are so aggressive. Posted: 11:32 pm on September 4th
tntreeman writes: i just found this concerning Kwanso daylily

From Christopher Lloyd’s Garden Flowers (2000), here’s another good reason to plant double orange ‘Kwanso’ daylily this spring:
“H. x fulva, [the common orange daylily, is] a strapping triploid with tawny-coloured flowers and no scent. It naturalizes easily in quite rough places and is a common sight in India, by the roadside. No doubt it was planted in the first instance, because it cannot seed, but once there it spreads by rhizomes to form a colony. The day before the blooms open, the flower buds are habitually gathered to eat raw or stir-fried, and they are even more scrunchy in the double-flowered variety, ‘Kwanso’. A friend, who at one time gardened in Hong Kong, could for a long while not make out why his daylilies seemed always on the point of flowering, but never flowered. His Chinese cook was responsible. I can recommend the flavor, which resembles that of green figs.” (April 2010) Posted: 7:49 pm on September 4th
tntreeman writes: cheryl, you're welcome anytime you're in Tennessee. i'm not that farm from Dale Hollow . i'm 1.5 hours from Knoxville, 1 hour from asheville nc and 1.5 from gatlinburg and the smoky mountains nat'l park. it's tractor with 10 acres of mowing , i'm much too lazy for that much upkeep. i would love to see your photos but i am the ONLY person in the world who does not have a facebook account. mimosa's are pretty and hummingbirds love them. they are, however, prolific in their seeding not as many of them as in years past some fungal thing hit them and many many many of them died. meander lives not so far away so you could probably do a grand garden tour and btw,,,, it's ya'll not you all :) Posted: 7:27 pm on September 4th
Cherilyn2 writes: If anyone is interested I have my garden photo's public on Facebook where you can view the whole garden from spring to now. Just search for Cheryl Wright Moran and enjoy! Posted: 6:57 pm on September 4th
Cherilyn2 writes: Tntreeman may take you up on that as I'm long overdue for a TN trip! Love your state and you can grow so much more there. Mimosa's are so pretty! I know you all think they are a trash tree but for me they are freakin beautiful! Was supposed to go white water rafting in the spring but had to miss the trip and Dale Hollow is the best! 10 acres of mowing! I'd say your the one with the energy! That's alot to take care of!!
Yes Hostaholic you are correct..that is Kwanso fulva flore pleno. I just love the double and they spread fast. However taking some of them out to make room for more varieties of daylilies. The burst of blue cwheat000 & ross121 is some type of larkspur that came with some daylilies from a friend. Such a welcome addition at that. I always make sure to spread the seeds around for blooms the next year as the color is gorgeous! Posted: 6:51 pm on September 4th
ross121 writes: Beautiful! What is the name of the beautiful little blue flowers?
Posted: 6:11 pm on September 4th
tractor1 writes: I mowed my ten acres of lawn today.. Canada geese, white tail deer, and lots of otehr critters gotta have lawn. And surprise the other two kittens were in the barn, alive and well, gotta get them to the vet. The two kittens in the house are doing great, very healthy at five weeks... now all they need is a good home... anyone around the Catskills can have them for free, just don't split them up and keep them indoors, they are very affectionate.... Barney & Cali:
http://i40.tinypic.com/xbbcwz.jpg Posted: 5:06 pm on September 4th
gayleavero writes: Beautiful mini-presentation of your garden sis. I can attest to the fact that the pictures do not do justice. and I wish you could have posted some from winter too because it looks so romantic covered in snow.
Just to let your admiring commentators have full disclosure I admit that I am Cheryl's sister and even tho all 4 of "us girls" enjoy gardening Cheryl is the "dame of the daylilies" the "periwinkle princess" and "the fern fashionista"!
It is also to be noted that Cheryl comes by her green thumb naturally..as both of her grandmothers had outstanding gardens of vegetables and beds of vibrant colored summer blooms. Not to mention the walls of roses. all kinds of roses. But my favorite was the collection of the 157 African Violets that Grandma Bolin had in her kitchen.
Thanks to Cheryl the legacy of our grandmothers' passion continues to grow and provide endless joy for our family. (this is a repost from the first feature on Monday.) Posted: 2:04 pm on September 4th
arthurb3 writes: So beautiful! Hydrangeas are a staple here in The South! Posted: 1:06 pm on September 4th
wGardens writes: Lovely! Your energy, work and love of gardening is surely appreciated by us all! Posted: 12:11 pm on September 4th
hostaholic writes: Beautiful Gardens Cheryl! tntreeman, I believe the orange daylily you're referring to is Kwanso fulva flore pleno. Posted: 9:59 am on September 4th
GrannyMay writes: Thanks for the extra pictures Cheryl. Loved Monday's purple daylily, Lands End, and now your double orange! Hmm, where could I put a daylily bed? Posted: 9:59 am on September 4th
Sheila_Schultz writes: Cheryl, you are definitely the 'energizer bunny' in disguise! (After you finish helping tntreeman in TN, head on out to Denver!)By the way, your daylilies are beautiful! Posted: 9:07 am on September 4th
cwheat000 writes: Your daylilies are fabulous. The close up shots are even better. What is that gorgeous cloud of blue flowers? Posted: 8:56 am on September 4th
Quiltingmamma writes: Nice additional photos. I love all the daylilies, and admired the similar sized field stones. What a job that must have been.I was afraid to ask the other day how you got them all a similar size and who got to move them - or for that matter, edge around them. Posted: 7:47 am on September 4th
tractor1 writes:

I wouldn't have thought there'd be 150 different lilies, fantastic... Cheryl should have my mom's name, Lillian. That's a nice bench for enjoying a jug of chianti.

Posted: 7:02 am on September 4th
meander1 writes: Well. Cheryl, your garden certainly did deserve a second round of pictures. I love the composition of the photo in the upper right...is that positively glowing chartreusy colored plant on of the newer varieties of heuchera?
tntreeman, the double orange daylily is Kwanso H. fulva. I have some some that were already on my property when we bought it and I was so pleased when I finally saw it identified on a gardening blog a few years ago. My primitive trick for keeping the name available was to write myself an email message so I could do a search through my gmail. Ha, I correctly didn't trust my powers of recollection without that crutch! Posted: 6:39 am on September 4th
pattyspencer writes: Totally love your bench area! And your flowers are beautiful - your garden is very much a labor of love Posted: 6:18 am on September 4th
tntreeman writes: more great photos, Cheryl. what is the variety name of that double orange daylily? i have that here but never knew it's name i just call it Evelyn because that's whose garden it came from. if you run out of things to do feel free to visit Tennessee and help me! Posted: 4:43 am on September 4th
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