Thursday, August 19, 2010

I have passed the one year Anniversary


I have just realized that I have passed my one year Anniversary of Gardening in the Sandbox.  This was my very first post.  I was so excited to be apart of this big world of blogging.  I hoped to make new friends that were interested in the things that I was and share stories and I have done that in spades.  To think that my words and humble photos would be read all over the world and commented on by new friends.  It makes me weep to think of it.   I have to thank you so much for joining me here.  I hope to do better this second year and give you content that will inspire you and give reflection of this wonderful world we live in.

As always have a great gardening day.  Valerie


Daylilies or Hemorocallis are not native to North America but rather originated in Japan, Siberia, Korea, China or Eurasia approximately 2000 years ago. The word Hemorocallis is derived from two Greek words meaning beauty and day. Each flower blooms only for a day although there could be many buds on each stalk and many stalks in each clump. The clump will flower for several weeks and some can be repeat bloomers throughout the season.

Daylillies like a sunny or partially sunny locations and will prosper in just about any soil except where it is consistently wet. In fact, if the soil is too rich they will not flower as well but put out more foliage. Daylilies are drought tolerant. You may lose blooms if a prolonged drought occurs. They really are a low maintenance plant.

Daylilies are available in a rainbow of colours, variety of shapes and sizes. They are easy to grow and suitable to all types of landscaping. Plants are for the most part pest-free with only an occasional visit from aphids or spider mites.

At the moment my garden is awash with colours of red, pink, peach, bronze, orange and yellow.

4 comments:

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Valerie,
When I came to visit just now, I saw you had started blogging August of 2009, so wasn't surprised to see your post was about passing your first blogging anniversary. That was a great first post! I'm a big daylily fan, too, that is a fan of daylilies, LOL.

Congratulations!

Oh, thanks for your comment on my GBBD post. Lisianthus is an annual here. I don't know if it's a perennial in warmer places, or not.

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Val, Congratulations on the one year milestone. You have a wonderful blog, I have enjoyed following it. hugs, Jen

shannon i olson said...

Happy blog anniversary! I too am a master gardener...yet no master that is for sure. I love to watch plants grow, which is coming to an end here in ND now!

Georgianna said...

Congratulations, Valerie, on your anniversary!! That is truly well done. And your blog is delightful and unique – don't think you have to change anything. Looking forward to your next year of posts. Thank you again for all your kind words and for wanting to have my work in your home. :) – g