Friday, June 5, 2015

Day Lilies, Carnations, Pansies, Primrose & Fire Poker Lily

Yellow day lilies with raindrops: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2015
Happy floral Friday and welcome to "this week in my Maryland garden!" Our Stella d'oro day lilies (a repeat blooming variety) have started flowering. I love that we get a big rush of blooms now and they'll trickle in through frost.
Pink carnation: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2015
This is our first carnation ever. I planted them last spring but only two of the four plants survived. Neither bloomed last year but I'm thankful that now they are both blooming. The flowers are much smaller than florist's carnations but it's neat to have our very own.
Yellow and burgundy pansies: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2015
My husband warned me that he's taking the pansies out this weekend so this is my last pansy photo until fall. I'm glad he gave me advance notice so I could get this shot with raindrops on the petals.
Yellow primrose: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2015
I'm really loving the yellow primroses (thank you, Mary!). I know I shared a photo last week but this week's has raindrops on the petals so hope you agree it's worth posting again.
Torch lily: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2015
Apparently it's been three years since I posted a fire poker lily photo! I believe they're also called torch lilies. My photo from three years ago was actually better (because the flowers were fresher) but I thought it'd be nice to have a new one and this is likely the last week to get a photo. All in all, it's a lovely time in my Maryland garden.

Thank you for visiting! I'd love to hear from you! May God bless you!

What's blooming in your area? What was your favorite photo in this post? Do you have any happy memories that go with these flowers?

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  1. I'm not sure what's in my area as I haven't been out too much. Just enough to soak up some sunnyshine and back inside before my allergies go nuts. I love all your photos, but the one that strikes me is the day lily. I love the simplicity of it. That torch lily though, it's awesome and different. :)

    1. Thank you Kay :) Hope your allergies bother you less than usual this year! And wish you a big healing ((((hug)))!