Mary G recently wrote a post about the glorious profusion of the common orange daylily out her way, about a half hour from here as the AC flies. I had to tell her that they were also doing well at our place: weller than wished for, however.
You see, I didn’t like them in their spot in our backyard, so I tried my best to dig them up last year. Well sir, they’re stubborn little blighters, and now they are back stronger than ever. In fact, before I tried my darndest to obliterate them, they never did grow as tall as that one plant in the photos below. So, yes Matilda, they are back with vengeance and vigour. That’s why I am dazed — a common occurrence in my case, but still …
Although I confessed to attempting to eradicate the daylilies from that spot, there is a part of me that loathes to trash a posy. So, what I did was transplant a bunch of them to the easement on the outside of our backyard. The easement is there to give everyone in our townhouses access to their own backyards.
But you see a gap in the fence right where I planted the daylilies? That’s where the outer fence blew down in that ferocious wind storm in late spring. The only good thing about losing the fence, which we will have to rebuild at some point, is that passersby can now be treated to the splendour of the
grass daylilies. Otherwise, I would be the almost only person to appreciate the flowers as maintenance (ie mowing) of the easement seems to have fallen solely to moi for some strange reason.