My name is Diane Porter, and I live in Nova Scotia, Canada. We are a Zone 5 area here, so I like pretty hardy plants. Daylilies (Hemerocallis, Zones 4–9 for most cultivars) fit my garden perfectly. I have always enjoyed gardening and actually worked at a local garden center for a few seasons. The gardening bug hit hard!
As for my daylilies, they were almost all a rescue mission. We had discovered that a daylily farm we frequented to buy their plants was closing. The owner was kind enough to offer us a rare chance to “dig up and take home” from one of his fields for free. We gave 29 daylilies a new home. I don’t know the names of most of them, but I love the show they put on; it’s amazing.
An ideal day for me would be setting up my watercolor paints beside the lily beds and painting.
A color echo from a soft yellow daylily and a black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta, Zones 3–8)
It isn’t all daylilies in this garden. Here’s a view of some of the rest of the space, with phlox (Phlox paniculata, Zones 5–8), liatris (Liatris spicata, Zones 3–9), and Adam’s needle (Yucca filamentosa, Zones 4–10) all showing off with flowers.
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