Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Old-Fashion Daylily

This is an Old-Fashion Daylily from our side yard.  Their official name is Hermerocallis fulva.  These daylilies came from the yard of the home where my father grew up.  My grandmother loved her lilies and there were these huge lily beds in what she called her "lower yard".  (Down by the spring house).   The old homeplace was sold in the late 1970's The home was later destroyed and the yard planted in corn and soybeans.  (Progress I guess)  The homeplace is about 1/2 mile from our vacation home.  When we first moved to Ky about 6 years ago, my aunt and I drove down the road to the old homeplace and found a few of these lilies growing at the edge of the bean field.  We dug them up and planted them around a tree in my side yard.

I now have daylilies growing around a tree in my yard just like my grandma had years ago.  Of course, I don't have as many as she did.

This is a view of my side yard with the daylilies.  You can see the corn field across the road and our woods on the right side of the yard.


craftyles said...

You are so lucky to live in the country with a cornfield close by. So peaceful. I love the tree with the day lillies. I'm still gathering ideas for our little garden-those might work perfectly!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Looks like it is a very peaceful place to be. And even more special since you have a bit of your grandma there in those day lilies. Have a great day. Tammy

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your yard is gorgeous, so lush and green. How wonderful that you're still able to enjoy the lilies.

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Pam,
Oh what a lovely piece of property you have in Kentucky! Love that you live in the country there.
The flowers and the landscape look lovely.

Yarni Gras! said...

lovely yard, we enjoy day lilies as well. BTW, I popped over from T's, trying to meet new folks. Enjoy your day!