The Exotic Day Lily
With its ability to brighten up any room, the daylily has become a staple in North American gardens. But the plant also has an interesting history.
The Day Lily first came to the United States with early Spanish explorers. On or around February 24, 1720, Spanishanes found a pinkish to orange rosebush with small blossoms atop a bushy stem. This strong scent and beautiful flowers caused abound interest in this plant.outherners along the coast carried this plant to the Gulf to be sold as “gallica”, a name later adopted by the Americans as “flies-on-the-mountain”.
The first American settlers to North America brought this flowering plant with them. Josephrolling andristoi were sent to the Ohio Valley to collect plant stocked with what was known as “pikes”. These pikes are similar to the daylily’s formal large flowers belted together on small stalks. George Washington owned aoe in Pennsylvania and issues were handed out for named flower gifts.
In the eighteenth century, cultivation of daylilies spread to almost every state. fence rows and neatly mounded beds became common. This flower soon became a favorite with gardeners in the area, and many were grown exclusively in the garden. คลิปโป๊เอเชีย Americans were not well acquainted with other species of flowers at this time. Plants were bought that had few if any upgrade varieties.
Thomas Jefferson was an avid collector of plants and he preferred to grow daylilies in a variety of colors. Often he would grow 20 to 25 plants of one variety in a prominent location in his Monticello gardens. ดูหนังชนโรง One of his favorite colors was white, so often he would raise a white daylily with a cream or yellow daylily in the same colorful group.
Daylilies were bought with no regard to their suitability to weather, space, or the color of the bloom. The same can be said today. Gardeners can find daylilies of orange, red, pink and other colors, as well as of multiple shades of the same color. The blooms are small, ranging from barely more than a quarter up to just a few inches. The leaves are shiny and smooth. The plants can be purchased bare root and in the nursery center in plants or by catalog. Many gardeners seek them out for the unique foliage and the many variations of bloom colors.
Whether you grow them in a garden, along a sidewalk, or along a trellis in your landscape, daylilies bring a wide variety of color and texture to the landscape and the garden. Daylilies don’t ask for much: They grow best in rich, well-drained soil in full sun and water, and they should be kept moist through the growing season which is important in order to keep the plants from getting too woody. Overwatering is a common problem amongDayliliesin the garden. ช่วยตัวเอง There are a few varieties of Daylilies that are suitable for a specialty garden such as mounted plants, or they can be grown in a tub on a patio.
Daylilies are rarely bothered by pests or disease. If in doubt, add some liquid fertilizer in early spring. There are many cultivars of Daylilies that are shade tolerant; however, most Daylilies do best in full sun.
Daylilies are perennial and bloom from June to August. Remove the spent blossoms and dead flower heads regularly to promote continued bloom. Cut the plant back to the ground in the fall to allow the foliage to harden off prior to the cold winter temperatures. ดูหนังฟรี Prepare the Daylily Garden for the upcoming Summer by removing any unruly plants, leaves, or garden debris. Consider adding some annual hydrangeas to complete the look of your garden all summer.
Daylilies are used to unique soils with some acidity and very good drainage. Daylilies often thrive in sandy loam soils. Daylilies are not fussy about their soil and are planted just about anywhere. They grow best in a protected area in order to protect the shallow roots from the scorching heat of the day. While Daylilies are a beautiful plant, it is not a plant for beginners. The Daylily is more of a hobby plant for most gardeners.
Starting a new garden can be a little overwhelming for most gardeners. There are so many plants to choose from, many of which do not specialize in any particular area of the country. This can lead to a very disorganized garden. If you want something basic in which to start, I would suggest that you start with a theme garden. เสียงไทย Themed gardens are easy to plan, maintain and also look very attractive. You can draw or color a landscape plan for the garden and move plants around as you wish.
Having a theme garden will benefit the plants, which are already in the garden and can be easy to care for.