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Our First garden of the day belonged to Ken and Linda Long. They have a beautiful property with huge oak trees gracefully providing much needed shade from our Texas sun. The daylilies were in raised beds scattered around the yard. There were so many daylilies!! All The Riches Bodacious Bite Broadway Raves Christmas Ribbons Comanche Magic God's Handiwork - I am not much for the cream color daylilies, but this one was an exception. It really was terrific. Handsome Dillon Heaven's Edge Hillbilly Heart Hot Pink Fury - one of my favorites of the tour Jungle Butterfly Lunar Max Mask of Eternity Rose Fever San Ignacio Smokey Mountian Autumn - really a looker in person, hard to capture on film Tutankhomun Ultimate Destiny They grew other things besides daylilies, but I was so distracted, I only got a few shots! :o)
•.¸(¯`'•.¸(¯`'•.¸ WALLIS GARDEN¸.•'´¯)¸.•'´¯)¸.•Vernon has a lovely garden that is naturally spread out among his glorious trees. We were immediately greeted by Vernon and by his beautiful flowers! This garden had beautiful garden art placed amoungst the flower beds. Benidorn - a BEAUTIFUL red daylily, it was just glowing! Caribbean Dark Victory Color Purple Dark Wonder Fascination Street Fleeting Fancy Francois Verhaert Greatful Heart June Wood - another one of my favorites on the tour Karate Kid - I am not a fan of the reds, but I think this garden changed my mind! Look at the delicate watermark on this baby! Laughing Skies Leonard Bernstein - another glowing red Leota Simpson - I had never heard of this daylily, and it really grabbed my attention. Lighter Than Air Marilyn Siwik Mask of Eternity Mountian Top Experience Page's Pinata - very cute!! Please Say Yes Plum Eyed Delight - I have this one too, so good to see it blooming in his garden Rhapsody In Time - had these cool freckles on the petals! Royal Heiress Sonoma - loved this one too! Storm Prince Sycamore Orange Crush - Never heard of this one either, but what a stunner! Heavy substance and great form. Unseen Angels Velvet Shadows Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow There was also some beautiful Coleus grown in pots, and wonderfully fragrant climbing roses in his garden.
•.¸(¯`'•.¸(¯`'•.¸ LUNCH!!!¸.•'´¯)¸.•'´¯)¸.• And ya'll know how important that is to me!
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Our last garden tour was at Lee & Anita Causey's. Anita had been so nice to me at the flower show, and it was lovely to be able to see her gardens. This garden was set in an urban environment with daylilies in the front and back yard. We were greeting by huge rounded beds of daylilies! Applique Arctic Lace Blue Oasis Brooklyn Twist Caribbean Wilbur Causey Delta Blues Desert Icicle Dreams of Heroes Eloquent Cay Francois Verhaert Funny Cide Halloween Masquerade Hill Street Blues J.T. Davis Kisses Like Wine Madeline Nettle Eyes Pacific Moon Quartz Rainbow Rose Fever Ruby Spider One of Lee Causey's Seedlings Solar Music Stars Over Oz Sunny Eyes To Mother Topguns Kaleidoscope Whirling Fury And I'll close with a beautiful shot of a Clematis