Saturday, July 22, 2017

and ye shall find

Yesterday I went looking for a yellow daylily.

Last year, a lovely one bloomed along the top of the steep bank garden between the driveway and the Upper West Side paddock. I hadn't noticed it this year.

Until I went looking.
I looked down onto the garden from the paddock above -
it was a sort of low-altitude aerial reconnaissance mission -
and there it was, rising lemony in a sea of green:

I made a note to get in there on the first decent day, to remove clinging climbers that are complicating the lives of perennial plants I am taking pains to encourage.

If there is one thing this season of rain has made clear, it is that procrastination is a fool's game. So today when I got back from the recycling run and trip to the library and feedstore and dairy, I went down with pruners and a huge plastic tub to fill with clippings. Tsuga and her girls spotted me right away and ambled down to the fence to await a salad delivery.



The bank garden has come a long way in the past three years or so.
It's a lot of work to try to reclaim it, but the rewards are great.



  1. Nice picture
    Salad please. That sounds like a lot of fun.

    1. An extra pair of hands would be required :)

  2. Replies
    1. It really is! Not glaringly bright, but very deep. This daylily was a surprise that came along with another perennial given to me by a woman in town. Her gardens are unbelievable, AND she has a little koi pond.

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    1. The flowers have had a rough start with all the rain, but one by one they are appearing to dazzle me and greet the pollinators :)

  4. Nice picture
    Salad please. \

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