Now there is an actual definition as to what a "spider" daylily is--something to do with the ratio of width of the sepal to its length. And there are all of these wonderful terms to describe the particular twist and turns of these flowers. Yes, I should learn them. And probably I will. Sometime.
But for me daylilies are fun. Nothing relaxes me as much as being in my garden--seeing what is new. Admiring what is there. Wondering what is to come. Although I confess that I use my process of learning about daylilies to also try to understand how others learn about fine craft and in particular quilts. How does one look and appreciate what is there? What are the questions? And what questions come after the answers? Do you do this? But enough--time for some pictures. Didn't I promise that this post would be "wordless"?
One of my first spider daylilies. Nutmeg elf. The flower is so small--about 3". So cute, isn't it? A clump blooms so full of yellow it always brings a smile to my face.
|nutmeg elf--daylily--Ann Brauer|
And "cat's cradle." Maybe about 8 inches across. Yes, I got it for the name. Blooms a bit lower to the ground than I might like--or maybe it is the location in which I have it.
|cat's cradle--daylily--Ann Brauer|
|easy Ned--daylily--Ann Brauer|
And this one is "revolute". As you can see, now they are getting to be fun. Yes, I should do more research on it.
|down south--daylily--Ann Brauer|
|shouting the blues--daylily--Ann Brauer|
|cheetah wheelies--daylily--Ann Brauer|