Tag: Hemerocallis

  • A New Server and Some Daylilies in the Rain

    Old Pa Pitt has finally migrated away from WordPress.com to a server that places fewer restrictions on his site. (The address is still FatherPitt.com; all your links through that address should still work.) Almost all the content from the past fourteen and a half years has moved here, except (for some reason) the last two weeks’ worth of articles. Those will reappear soon. (Update: They have now been restored.) You can expect Father Pitt to be tinkering with the design of the site for a while.

    Meanwhile, here are some daylilies in the rain, straight from the Olympus E-20N DSLR with no editing at all. The camera is officially old enough to buy its own alcoholic beverages this year, but it still takes pretty good pictures in glorious five-megapixel resolution.

  • Daylilies

  • Early Daylilies

    Early daylilies

    Every year old Pa Pitt gives you pictures of these daylilies, because every year they are the earliest to bloom. They came from an unnamed hybrid seedling, so it is very likely that this exact variety exists nowhere else on earth. Raindrops add a decorative effect to the pictures.

    Hemerocallis cultivar


  • First Daylilies, Last Tulips

    Yes, since you ask, Father Pitt did plant tulips right in front of this patch of daylilies so he could take these pictures proving that these daylilies do really bloom as early as the end of tulip season. The pictures were taken on May 13, and old Pa Pitt does not know of any other daylilies blooming that early in the city. The variety has no name, since it came from a batch of mixed unnamed hybrid seedlings.

  • More Fun with Daylilies

  • Daylily Stamens

    Stamens covered with pollen in a daylily flower from an unnamed hybrid seedling.

  • Pinkish Daylily

  • The Earliest Daylily

    Every year these daylilies bloom at the end of May, often while the last tulips are still blooming, and weeks before most of the other daylilies in the city appear. They came from an unnamed hybrid seedling.

  • Daylilies After the Rain

    It had been raining all day, but in the evening there was enough of a lull for old Pa Pitt to get out and take these pictures. The daylilies are all unnamed varieties from a planting of mixed hybrid seedlings.

    Camera: Canon PowerShot A590 IS.