Spring gets me rushing around in the garden. I am always behind… dig, weed, seed, weed, water, feed, weed.
I spotted my first daylily bloom yesterday. It was Emperor Butterfly down on the bunny bank. Excuse me, it is not June.
It is bad enough to have all the weeds zooming ahead of schedule. Now my own flowers are showing me up.
Not one but three daylilies are blooming. “It is still May.” I say!
Whooperee was actually first because I spotted a spent bloom on it from the day before. Its juicy blooms are a deer favorite.
I guess the hot temperatures last week fooled them.
Nutmeg Spice burst into bloom this morning, although its not June.
I guess its time to sprinkle Deer Scram. I’d best hurry… sprinkle, weed, dig, weed, feed, deadhead, weed.
I think I am getting too old to garden.
The first daylily to bloom this season is a new one to my garden.
‘Nutmeg Spice’ has a unique combination of apricot wash petals and a mauve eye
which really pops with the bright yellow throat and matching pollen.
The deer have noticed the daylilies, also.
I have scared one away twice today all ready.
My four-legged friends must smell the irresistible, juicy aroma of these succulent blooms.
I may have to sleep outside during June!
I have always dreamed of having a farm, so I love visiting them.
I envy the space and the history that goes along with a family farm.
Jimmy’s family has been on this farm for generations.
Joyce and Jimmy now grow hay and daylilies and keep a number of animals.
I love visiting anytime, but June is the most beautiful month for daylilies.
They have over 300 varieties. They no longer sell them. They are trying to get their numbers down to a manageable amount.
If you have daylilies, you know that many need dividing to keep blooming. I can’t imagine the work involved in keeping this many.
I walked through rainbows of color last week. Here are just a few of the flowers.
I must include some of the animals. Their horses were running too fast for photos because they were being chased by Tank, the donkey who likes to bite their backsides.
I did get to pet the goats.
I love chicken noises. These are young ones.
This little rooster was trying to crow. No noise came out. It was so cute!
FLOWER wants a FARM!