Friday, August 8, 2014
Ruby Throat Art
Paintboxes and art journals have been laid aside for a few weeks as gardening and other concerns have filled life. I pulled out the paints last Sunday night and had a little session with watercolors. My subject was the big daylily known as "Ruby Throat."
This plant, a tetraploid variety, is a forceful daylily that stands close to five feet high. With thick stems and multiple substantial buds, this Ruby Throat lets you know that it is present and accounted for in a garden bed.
Ruby Throat has a center, the throat part, that moves from red to orange to yellow green in a span of centimeters. You can't miss this beauty among the daylilies in our gardens.