Jane Watkins in Apalachin, NY shares her beautiful perennial gardens with over 75 daylily plants!
"I live in central NY (zone 5b) on 5+ acres. I have multiple perennial gardens in the 2 acre cleared portion of our yard. Most of my gardens are in full sun, but I do have a small shade garden to the side of the house. Spring starts with Siberian iris in the 70’ rear border & hellebores in the shady area. I have over 75 daylily plants, and they are the backbone of my summer garden: Kwanso double orange is a favorite. Late summer & early autumn is a riot of yellow/red/purples from the rubeckia/helenium/hibiscus/sedums/asters in the driveway border."
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a myraid of colour. amazing
Your plants all look so healthy! I have rudbeckia but mine don't seem as dense as yours. I just love that purple sedum- do you know the variety? Do you have your daylilies staggered for extended bloom time? Mine seem to peter out all at once. Great job!
What a warm rich tapestry the combination of the rubeckia and helenium create, Jane. Is one plant more vigorous and spreading than the other or are they pretty equal and end up respecting each other's boundaries? I really like the effect. I certainly share your daylily fever and with such a multitude of daylilies (are you talking 75 different varieties?), it seems like you will have lots more pictures to share at some point. I hope so!
I just love the way the echinacea in the third picture echos the rose pink of the sedum! And I agreed with Meander that the rudbeckia and helinium are a warm, rich swath of color. Thanks for sharing.
Funny. Rich and healthy were the first words that came to my mind. Great shots that clearly tell us you need to submit more photos. That is a great sedum and I love those siberian iris.
GORGEOUS! But was expecting lots of daylily pics. The iris are my favorites, though, and the orange double lilies are a knockout.
Oh my! What a wonderful burst of color this morning! Jane, I can see why the double orange kwanso is your favorite! Iam right there with you on that one! Beautiful! And those Siberian irises are so bold! I do hope you will send in more pictures. Sure would love to see more! Thanks for brightening up our day!
Pow! Wonderful swaths of colors. I could be so lucky to have the summer garden look so good. Wow, that sedum is strong - really cool.
What a breath of sunshine this morning. So bold and beautiful. Would like to see more of your daylilies. They must be an amazing sight.
Oh, I love the last photo with the Iris, grasses, spruce ... and birds! I want to plant an area like this - so serene!
Color, color everywhere... a feast for the eyes! Your iris are simply gorgeous, Jane. More photos please!
Eye popping color, Jane! Siberian Iris , actually ALL Iris are amongst my favorite plants. The Way you have concentrated color in the various areas makes a great effect. Like everyone else I am left with wanting to see more. Thank you very much for sharing your garden.
Gorgeous! Love those swaths of iris and rudbeckia! You are fortunate to have enough land to create that effect! Would like to see more photos of your daylilies, also.
Love mass plantings.
Very lovely! I, too, love those broad swaths of colors.
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