Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Last of the Daylilies

When I was a child, I grieved my mother, a Master Gardener and member of the Hemerocallis Society, with my sassy opinions of her favorite flower.
"They're all orange," I said, to her horror.

"No, look at all these colors," she replied, brandishing a daylily catalog.

"They're shades of orange," I huffed. While I still think daylilies remain planted at the orange side of the color wheel, I have come to appreciate them and actually have a few in my yard. No danger yet of turning into my mother, but now I'm old enough to know that's my loss.


  1. Thanks for the tip on FB about your blog. I knew you were considering it and I'm glad you took the plunge! Or, perhaps, you are simply wading to test the waters. Whatever your level of engagement, I applaud you!

  2. I have a few daylilies in my yard, too. And everytime I see them, I think of Momma.