Monday, August 13, 2012

Bye Bye Bella

Bella Lugosi is the name of this daylily cultivar that is one of my favorites. Because the blossoms drip inky and dark as they mature, I enjoy this daylily outside, rather than in a vase where I'm cleaning up syrupy drips every morning.

Here is the last blossom of 2012 in all of its chartreuse and purple glory. This week marks the middle of August. Summer is fleeting. Nights are beginning to get cooler. The daylilies are all but spent.

Bye bye, Bella Lugosi. You and all your daylily friends have given me another wondrous summer of lily-luscious blossoms.

Copyright 2012
Wanda Hayes Eichler

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