The last three weeks have been a blur of activity. My nieces came to stay for several days while my sister-in-law, Maria, helped out with her mom and dad. They are around Bear’s age so they made good playmates for her.
A client came over a couple of days ago to see my garden. She’d never seen it, and she brought little ones to visit. So fun.
We had the log cabin stained by a professional for the first time ever. I was so glad it wasn’t Bill and I out there in 104F heat spraying the stain and painting windows and doors. So, that took three weeks. It’s a long house. I want to thank the painters for trying so hard to work around my roses and other plants. It wasn’t easy.
Meanwhile, we’re over halfway through daylily season. I entered the Central Oklahoma Hemerocallis Society’s show again this year (my second time), and I won a few ribbons. Thrilling stuff I tell you. I’m planning a post showing what is done to prepare for a show. It’s a lot of hard work. You wouldn’t believe how much.
I’m not attending regional this year. It was during Bill’s birthday, and I felt I should stay at home. Still, I know my friends are having such a good time and seeing so many new things.
I’ve been deadheading the daylilies everyday which is a lot of work. Wanda warned me how much time it takes when you have so many. She was right. However, just seeing the garden in the morning light and eating blackberries while I deadhead sustains me.
Of course, it’s not all daylilies out there. Three of my glads have bloomed, the Byzantine in early spring, then fiery ‘Atom’ and now ‘Charisma.’ I bought all of these and some dahlias from Old House Garden bulbs. I’m a bit concerned. The dahlias haven’t come up yet. It’s very odd. I’m hoping they didn’t rot in the ground. Sometimes, they do, but we didn’t get much rain this spring. Oh well, it’s a conundrum.
Father’s Day and Bill’s birthday came and went. It’s been a busy time. I thought I’d share some of my daylilies with you.
Magazine spreads always show sailing, nautical blue and white and twinkly outdoor parties this time of year, but that isn’t summer in the central south. It’s been too hot for too long to party outside, but we’ve grilled some great food. Fourth of July is right about the corner. How will you celebrate the red, white and blue?