October 19, 2013
I must admit that when I first became serious about gardening and photographing flowers about fifteen years ago, I thought Daylilies were just those funky looking orange flowers such as in these photographs. Since then, I have come to learn that there are many glorious Daylilies that I would love to have growing in my gardens if not for the limited space I have outside my apartment. Over the years, I have tried eliminating this particular flower from my gardens as I am still not very fond of them. One thing I do not like about them are their very long stems. My opinion has changed some about this plant during this past summer after tweaking the colors and tones on several photos to obtain somewhat decent photographs.
Daylilies thrive best with a minimum of six hours of direct sunlight, though darker flowering plants such as purple and red need some shade as the darker colors soak up too much heat. These plants adapt to a wide range of soil and light conditions, however they do best in slightly acidic, moist but well-drained soil. Some Daylilies bloom in early spring, some in summer and some even in the fall. The blooms come in many different shapes. Depending on type, each plant should bloom for thirty to forty days.
If I am fortunate to have you view my photographs and you find the color saturation too great or the color schemes of the mats do not match either themselves or the photograph, please let me know via a comment. Being color-blind, what might look great to me might look like sh*t to everyone else!
Steven H. Spring