This week the garden is filled with color but most of the color is not coming from the roses. This is the time for the rose companions to take center stage.
One of the flowers taking center stage is the Hyperion Daylily.
Few perennials are as easy and as rewarding as the Hyperion Daylily. This is truly an oldie but a goodie. It has been around since 1924. Even though it is super easy, it is well behaved and doesn’t move around too quickly and doesn’t need dividing for several years.
However, it is very easy to divide and share. I can’t tell you have many “starts” of my Hyperion Daylilies I have given away through the years. Happy am I each year with this lovely plant blooms.
And, oh by the way, it has a lite and lovely fragrance! 🙂
Here are some other lovely blooms in my garden this week…
What is taking center stage in your garden this week?
It’s seed thyme!
I love getting seed catalogs and I love it when the garden centers have seeds! Yesterday we were at Lowes and yes the seeds were out! I found a few Burpee gems that I am very excited about…
PURITY ZINNIA: 5″ white dahlia-like flowers that are “wonderful for bouquets”!!! These are going to look so good with the roses!
MILKMAID NASTURTIUM: This delicate cream-colored climber is the closest thing to a white nasturtium that exists.
EXQUISITE ZINNIA: A spectacular Burpee-bred heirloom. Large 4-5″ blooms open red and age to soft pink. I bet these will be fabulous vased with my pink & red roses!
KALEIDOSCOPE MIX LARKSPUR: A blend of Larkspur species: D. ajacis, D. regatlis, D. ambigua and D. yunnanense. Larkspur is a wonderful companion to roses!
KALEIDOSCOPE MIX CARROT: Mix includes 20% each of Atomic Red, Bambino, Cosmic Purple, Solar Yellow and Lunar White. FUN!
LITTLE FINGER CARROT: Tiny gourmet carrots that grow only 3 1/2″ long, perfect for serving whole. YUM
I will add these packages to my very organized (thanks to my Seed Keeper) seeds left over from last year!
Now back to the seed catalogs to search for more treasures. Another one I must have is Nigella!
What seeds are you excited about this year?