Thursday, July 17, 2008

I Love Ditch Lilies Because...

They glow in the sun.

I know it's not cool~ they're just ditch lilies, but I still love them:).

8 comments:

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

I love them too. I actually planted them in our ditch.

Amy said...

I'd never heard the term "ditch lilies" until I started reading garden blogs. Perhaps it's a regional bias? Anyway, I love them too and wish I could find some to put in my garden!!

Anna said...

Wow-the photo quality is awesome. Our town has these all over the place. They sure get your attention.

Mother Nature said...

They are perfect if you want something to run along and fill an area. I had them along a fencerow in a former garden. When they bloomed they set the fence on fire and when they didn't they were a nice border.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

I love ditch lilies too. Almost every daylily lover I know has some ditch lilies growing somewhere.~~Dee

Karen said...

They are pretty but get a bad wrap for being so common.

chey said...

Aunt Debbi/ Kurts Mom~ A ditch would be a great place to put them, keeping them contained more or less. They grow all over Nova Scotia in the ditches.

Amy~Ditch Lily is a common name for hemerocallis fulva. It seems to be a wide spread term. They don't seem to be well liked I think because of their invasive tendencies. They are pretty however. Do they grow in the ditches in BC? You could always go dig some up.

Anna~ Thanks! They do draw attention to themselves don't they.

Mother Nature~That sounds very pretty!

Dee~ That's good to hear. I thought it was uncool to have them,as they have such a bad reputation. I loved mine anyway:).

Karen~I think you're right.

Kathryn/plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com said...

This must be what I see all over towns in Northern California in shopping malls. Do you think? I've never heard the term either, but I'm not well versed in daylilies.