I haven't sunk to the point of pawning stuff yet to buy these but...I did forsake any fried pies so I could afford one more pot. Pot of daylily that is. This weekend was a bust as far as accomplishing much around the house but I did get out Sunday to attend this daylily sale and wow! was it worth it. There is a nursery a few miles from my place that specializes in these and one weekend a year they have a big sale with homemade ice cream and fried pies being offered too. If you live anyway near Blount county and have never been to this, and like daylilies, you must go next time. I highly recommend it.
This field is the ones they are currently growing, plus another field, and then they have the ones potted up for sale closer to the road.
The people running the place are super nice and had several educational things about the lilies. The selection and price list was like a small phone book. There must have been a couple hundred varieties it seemed. These are a few examples of the 'ruffled' type. You can see it the best on the yellow one.
I actually limited myself to only three varieties. I got 3 for $10 of one type. Those were on sale. Then I got 2 of another type; 'the Wild One'! Ha! I had picked it out before I saw the name but thought it was quite suitable. Then I got just one of the third variety. The ones I picked were all pretty reasonable but I did notice a few varieties that were upwards of $40-50 a piece.
These are next on my list! these are listed as the 'spider' type and they were huge! The blooms were probably 8-10 inches across.
I have joked (sorta) on here before that it's a law in the south that you must plant daylilies if you have any form of yard at all but this past year I really realized just how ingrained these things are. These orange ones are the oldest (I guess) most basic variety there is and they have actually become so prolific here that they are basically wildflowers now. They grow everywhere, whether anyone plants them or not. Most of our country roads, like this one, will have many large clumps lining them, often times with no houses for great distances. They have just entered the wild realm now.
Well, it has been ungodly hot here for the past week, and I wasn't feeling real sporty this past weekend, so I just took it kinda easy. I have ordered the last of the exterior trim and the shelves for the pantry, so hopefully, this coming weekend will be filled with much activity on my part.