The daylilies are about over.
The red is 'Mallard', a modern variety, probably a tetraploid. The yellow is Helios, an old-fashioned variety, but one I really like. Simple, beautiful pure color, lots of blooms for a long time on high stems. The bottom is an orange double. No idea what the name of the cultivar is, they came with the house. I'm not crazy about doubles in daylilies, but I've kinda gotten to like these.
I've mentioned that I liked daylilies but couldn't grow them because the deer nipped the buds off before they could bloom. I'm trying something new this year, a product that is supposed to repel deer. Deerbusters Deer I Repellent. Active ingredients: putrescent egg solids, garlic, white pepper. Yum. Cost, about US$6 a treatment. Need to treat every two weeks or so while plants are in bud or bloom.
The results were pretty good. No browsing until a good three weeks after the last treatment. I had been skeptical because of the amount of rain we've had, which tends wash off this kind of product, but despite that, the deer stayed away.
Excellent. I'll do the same next year.
|Left radical is 'water' (水), right is 'fish' (魚). Thus, 'fish still in the water awaiting to be caught'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Fishing requires both fish and water.'|