Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bandit man

Hemerocallis 'Bandit Man' 

I bought this vivid orange daylily with a large red eye zone and gold throat at R. Seawright Gardens in Carlisle, Massachusetts (see July 15th post). It has made itself right at home in my garden and even seemed to love being drenched by the torrential rainfall we had yesterday. Micro-bursts wreaked havoc in several Massachusetts counties, so we are very fortunate to have little or no storm damage here. What a way to break a heat wave.

The air is much drier today, the sun is shining and the garden is sparkling with hummingbirds, butterflies and bees, all eager to inspect 'Bandit Man' and many other flowers putting on a flush of new bloom. 

Torrential or not, rain is something to be grateful for in every garden, especially now that most of the United States is suffering under historic drought conditions.   

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