Daylilies are obviously not a native plant to Western New York, although Asiatic varieties have naturalized everywhere (and are quite delicious, by the way). But, my daughter’s mother-in-law is a daylily breeder and, well, they are such beautiful flowers.
So I’ve deviated wildly, you could say, from reintroducing native species by adding a few varieties in this flower bed which also serves to hide some septic tank mechanics. Luck is with the flowers this year as a couple of bars of gold Dial soap hanging on either side of the flower bed have worked to limit the nibbling of White-tailed Deer, who have a passion for the flowers. Here’s three varieties in bloom. Enjoy.