Fall Planting for Summer Blooms: Daylilies + Giveaway

If you’re looking for a perennial that is low-maintenance, blooms repeatedly for years with little attention, tolerates the heat and drought and a wide variety of soil conditions, look no further than the daylily!

Daylilies are known for their hardiness and their big, colorful blooms. The daylily’s botanical name, Hemerocallis, means “beauty for a day” as each bloom only remains open for a single day.  Depending on the variety, the bloom season can last 30 to 40 days or longer. Blooming starts in late spring and can continue into early fall.

For best results, plant daylilies where they’ll get six hours or more of direct sunlight each day. Daylilies will also grow in partial shade, but will produce fewer flowers. Daylilies are easy to transplant, quick to multiply and relatively free from pests. They can be enjoyed as a pop of color in a garden bed among other perennials or massed together and planted in drifts.

Flowers appear on stalks called ‘scapes’, with multiple flowers blooming on a single scape. Each daylily plant has numerous scapes and can produce hundreds of flowers in a season. To keep the plants looking their best, snap off the spent flowers, taking care not to disturb nearby buds.

Daylilies will grow for many years without any attention, but the plants will produce more flowers if they are divided about every 5 years. Divide daylilies after the plants have finished blooming in late summer or early fall. Dig up the entire plant and cut or pull the clump apart. You can keep the divisions larger or you can divide the plant into individual fans. The fans can then be planted close together to fill in areas of your garden. Before replanting, trim the foliage back to a height of about 6 inches and cover with 1 to 2 inches of mulch.

Fall is a great time to add perennials that bloom in the spring or summer as it gives them time to develop a strong root system before the blooming season. Another benefit to fall planting is that you can usually save money at the end of the season from nurseries clearing out their stock. In celebration of the daylily, I’m sharing my favorite online source, Smokey’s Gardens.

Located in Coldwater, Michigan, Smokey’s Gardens is one of the largest daylily growers in the United States, with over three thousand varieties of daylilies and over five million plants, including thousands of seedlings and daylily seed production.

I’ve purchased several daylilies from Smokey’s Gardens. Among my favorite is ‘Lake Norman Sunset’ Daylily.

You’d think it would have been available locally but I could only find it online in Michigan :)  LKN Sunset is currently out of stock but you can find an amazing selection of individual daylilies or collections at Smokey’s Gardens.

The Rebloomer Collections are among my favorites as they have more than one bloom cycle for extended bloom time in your garden.

There is also a Fragrant Rebloomer Collection.

(Collection items may change at any time due to inventory levels.)

I’m sharing some daylily love and giving away a Rebloomer Collection to two winners!

To enter this giveaway, leave a comment telling me your favorite color or variety of daylily.

Subscribers/followers automatically get a second entry. Subscribe by email and let me know by comment.

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For a third entry, buzz over HERE, and Pin a photo from my ‘Hello September’ post and leave an additional comment telling me so.

(The Pin/Save button pops up on the upper left corner of each photo).

This giveaway is open to those living in the continental U.S. and sponsored by me.

The winners will be chosen September 22nd, the first day of Fall!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

Smokey’s Gardens ships daily from May to October. Orders placed after November 1st will begin shipping in May.

My friend Jenna at The Painted Apron recently painted a beautiful watercolor version of my daylilies! Jenna is always wielding her whisk or her paintbrush to whip up something delicious in her kitchen or create something beautiful on canvas. You see her creative step-by-step process of her daylily watercolor, but I guarantee they are much easier to grow than they are to paint. ;)

We’ve stocked up on water and keeping our eye on Hurricane Florence as she heads toward the Carolinas. We were in Charlotte in 1989 when Hugo came ashore in Charleston. No one thought Hugo would come that far inland but. . .surprise! We were without power for a week from downed power lines from trees. If you’re in the path of Florence, I hope you stay safe. ♥

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  129 comments for “Fall Planting for Summer Blooms: Daylilies + Giveaway

  1. Rita C.
    September 11, 2018 at 7:14 am

    Hi Mary, as a subscriber, I just finished reading this post and great opportunity for new flowers! Count me in!

    • Mary Lathrop
      September 11, 2018 at 8:23 am

      I live in Mi and have family near Coldwater. Did you know that Coldwater located on U.S.12 was the the main route to Chicago. beautiful big homes and amazing landscapes. I will definitely visit this greenhouse. Thanks for the info.👏🙂

  2. Rita C.
    September 11, 2018 at 7:14 am

    Me again, Mary. I pinned the floral arrangement from the Hello September post. Your arrangements are all killer.

  3. Rita C.
    September 11, 2018 at 7:17 am

    Mary, entry x3 – complete! Thanks for the chance to add to my garden. I will not be picky about choice should I win. Praying we are ALL safe from this storm. We are 5 hours – at least – inland, and are currently in the projected path of heavy rains and flooding. Incredible. The most unbelievable part is my sister in Beaufort SC is planning to stay put. I guess they’ll drag her out, one way or another. :'(

    • Linda
      September 11, 2018 at 10:20 am

      Visited Beaufort, SC (from the Pacific Northwest) just for fun ,and for the first time last fall. It was a wonderful visit. Hoping the area weathers anything storm-related and your sister stays safe.

  4. September 11, 2018 at 7:17 am

    Il tuo post è un benvenuto a questa stagione! Happy settembre to tuo

  5. Ann Woleben
    September 11, 2018 at 7:20 am

    My favorite daylily color is a pale pink, soft and “shabby chic”~

  6. NAK
    September 11, 2018 at 7:21 am

    Hi, my favorite daylily is ‘Indian Giver’….gorgeous deep color,

  7. Carol Liebst
    September 11, 2018 at 7:27 am

    Love your posts always, and I do love daylilies. I have mostly Stella D’Oro – very common here in Kansas, but I am loving the red and pink varieties. I like Chorus Line and Buffy’s Doll! Hope all are safe from the storm!

  8. Kathy M
    September 11, 2018 at 7:28 am

    Dayliles are one of my favorite flowers. We actually used to have a small business in Virginia where we raised and sold Dayliles. Even did some cross breeding and developing our own cultivars. Brought quite a few varieties when we moved to Greensboro but the deer have discovered them too…
    Stay safe in the storm. We were scheduled to go to Topsail next week but I feel that will be postponed. .

  9. Ann Woleben
    September 11, 2018 at 7:29 am

    I saved and pinned the photo of the crewel embroidery pumpkin and leaves – love it!

  10. September 11, 2018 at 7:30 am

    From their site, the Baby Rattle is one of my favorites, I love the light yellow color and the ruffled edges.

  11. September 11, 2018 at 7:30 am

    I am one of your current subscribers.

  12. Carol Liebst
    September 11, 2018 at 7:35 am

    I pinned your pumpkin topiary from the Hello Sept post. Gotta love those!

  13. Michelle
    September 11, 2018 at 7:39 am

    Stay safe with the approaching storm.🙏🏻 Your pictures of day Lillie’s are gorgeous ! Out goes summer here comes fall!🍁🍂

  14. Gayle
    September 11, 2018 at 7:48 am

    There are some gorgeous fall colors in the daylillies. A soft yellow flower is my favorite. I’m also a subscriber!

  15. September 11, 2018 at 7:49 am

    Mary, what a wonderful giveaway! I love my daylilies, they are dependable bloomers in the garden and just like you said, they are basically maintenance free! Stay safe my friend❤️

  16. September 11, 2018 at 7:49 am

    I’m going to check out the varieties you’ve shared in these shipments and see if they will do well in HOT Texas. My husband and I love daylilies! The foliage is pretty when the flowers aren’t blooming and the flowers are so much bang for the buck. :)

    Thinking of you in that hurricane situation. Keep us posted.

  17. Gayle
    September 11, 2018 at 7:50 am

    I pinned the lovely stack of three pumpkins in one of your photos. I want to stack a few around my front door this fall.

  18. Patti
    September 11, 2018 at 7:50 am

    First I would like to thank you for your blog. I love it. I enjoy the beautiful photography and look forward to seeing your winter blog when I need inspiration for spring! I love all day lilies but particularly the dwarf rebloomers. They make my heart melt. I don’t have a specific variety or color as they are all beautiful. Thank you again for your hard work.

  19. Gayle Dodson
    September 11, 2018 at 7:55 am

    Thinking about you today and praying Florence will not cause too much damage to your area. I pinned the lovely arrangement in the pumpkin with sunflowers and mums. Having a Girl’s Party on Friday to make your darling pumpkin owls. Can’t wait to see how they turn out.
    Love your blog, Be Safe!

  20. Donna C
    September 11, 2018 at 8:05 am

    First and foremost, stay safe!!! I also love and collect daylilies and have over 50 different varieties. I get mine from a company near you. I take a lot of photographs of them like you do. I just love your posts and photography so much!!

  21. Donna C
    September 11, 2018 at 8:08 am

    In addition to what I just wrote, I pinned your gorgeous Pumpkins, mums and pansies decorating fire pit on 2 of my boards.

  22. September 11, 2018 at 8:08 am

    What a wonderful giveaway Mary! I’m always sorry to see summer go so this is a fun way to anticipate and look forward to next year’s blooms. I’m not sure I can pick a favorite but your Lake Norman Sunset is a show stopper. Thanks for the chance to win.

  23. September 11, 2018 at 8:10 am

    I’m a long time subscriber. Hoping you and your family stay out of harm’s way and are safe from Florence. ♥

  24. September 11, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Sooooo many wonderful images in your “Hello September” post…pinned and pinned and pinned!

    • Jemney Fontana
      September 11, 2018 at 9:02 pm

      I pinned Fall picnic. I’m in of need one, but still too hot in California I’d love to plant some of the fragrant Daylillies. Beautiful.

  25. Barbara Heinemann
    September 11, 2018 at 8:14 am

    All of the day lilies are beautiful but right now I’m really loving Chorus Line Kid. The coloration is really unusual for day lilies that I’ve seen. Thank you so much for your blog. I rarely let one leave my inbox without at least one or more pins from it! 😘

  26. Lori S
    September 11, 2018 at 8:15 am

    I love daylillies. They withstand almost any conditions. Chorus Line would be a beautiful addition to our yard. I enjoy your posts

  27. Barbara Heinemann
    September 11, 2018 at 8:16 am

    PS I’m a happy subscriber!

  28. Linda
    September 11, 2018 at 8:18 am

    I would so love to walk through your garden! I love yellow day lilies. Does the bittersweet you used in your pictures in Hello September post grow in your garden? Thoughts and prayers for you, your lovely garden, and the Carolinas as Florence nears.

  29. Becky
    September 11, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Daylilies have always been a favorite of mine. I especially love anything in the pink- rose color family. I can see why the Lake Norman is a favorite besides its name, it’s a beautiful color. Stay safe this week my friend.

  30. kelly hughes
    September 11, 2018 at 8:32 am

    I have a daylily garden…my “current” favorite is Buttered Popcorn…but that is subject to change. Thanks for the chance!! Happy subscriber here…

  31. September 11, 2018 at 8:33 am

    I’m a confessed Daylily-a-holic!! I have two large beds full. Many I don’t know the names of or don’t remember, but one of my favorites is Black Knight. It’s a very dark purple with large blooms. How on earth did I not know about Smokey’s living in Michigan myself??? Will have to make a trip down there. I also pinned your decorated hay bale. I love that picture. Seeing hay bales scattered across an open field is so beautiful any time of the year. Stay safe dear friend!

  32. Maureen
    September 11, 2018 at 8:33 am

    Never realized the large variety of daylilies! Beautiful!

    Be safe if you should get Florence!

  33. September 11, 2018 at 8:40 am

    The only day lilies I have are the yellow Stella’s but have always wanted to get some in shades of pink. Stay sare from the storm!

  34. September 11, 2018 at 8:41 am

    I’m a long time subscriber and love reading your posts each morning 😀

  35. September 11, 2018 at 8:46 am

    What beautiful collections of daylilies that you’ve shared, May. I grew yellow ones at one time, but then eventually they got too much shade. My favorites are the pink colored ones. Thank you for your awesome giveaways that you offer. Jenna is so talented!
    Stay safe at Lake Norman…praying that the hurricane path strays from you.

  36. Carolyn K.
    September 11, 2018 at 8:47 am

    How timely! We just cleared 2 different beds of barberry bushes in one and evergreens in the other. Since both beds are rather narrow daylilies would be perfect. I love the peachy color of Cheerful Days or Chorus Line. We have a large daylily farm nearby. Will check for LKN Sunset when we visit. Need to get beyond the Stella’s that are the mainstay around here. Stay safe.
    Thanks, Carolyn K.

  37. Caroline Bridenbaugh
    September 11, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Thank you for thinking of your followers. Favorite color of daylily: butter yellow with a dark eye. Happy gardening.

  38. Nancy Bailey
    September 11, 2018 at 8:58 am

    I love daylilies! What a treat to see them featured on your blog this morning. It’s difficult to pick just one, but a real favorite is EZEKIEL (Talbott ’92) shown on Smokey’s Garden list. It is a knock-out eye-catcher and one that just draws you in. I am enjoying having 4 seasons again so your photos give me inspiration. I pinned “Flowers in a Pumpkin Tureen’ to my Decorating Ideas file. We’re gearing up for the possibilities of the hurricane. You stay safe, too.

  39. Janine
    September 11, 2018 at 8:58 am

    I love Day lilies too. Just wish the blooms lasted more than one day! I have several favorites but love the double varieties. Oh…and I love your blog! ❤️

  40. Sandra Barnhart
    September 11, 2018 at 8:59 am

    All the flowers are beautiful but I’m drawn to the cosmic pinwheel. It’s such a bright cheery yellow which is my favorite color.

  41. September 11, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Hi Mary, love the color of the Chorus Line!! I have various colors of orange but that coral pink color would be a compliment…your giveaways are so much fun!! Thank you.

    Don’t know exactly where you are located but stay safe myrayers are fir you and all along that coast!! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    • September 11, 2018 at 9:12 am

      It was a difficult task because all your photos are spectacular…but I pinned the LEAF PEEPING photo because those leaves say Fall to me..I love all seasons but, for me, Fall is the most gorgeous!! 🍁🍂🌻

      So sorry about messing up my wishes for your safety.. prayers are for you and all along the coast!! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  42. Patricia
    September 11, 2018 at 9:06 am

    I love the evergreen varieties and the red and yellow or purple and yellow contrasting daylilies. Mostly I love that they are “Triciaproof.” Have not killed a daylily yet!

  43. September 11, 2018 at 9:07 am

    Oh Mary, here I am worried sick about you and your NC neighbors and you are lightening the mood with your beautiful daylilies! I love that the botanical name translates to “beauty for a day!” The sad thing is I have to paint daylilies because I can’t grow them, despite your assurances about how easy they are, mine only lived for 1 season! Thank you so much for the kind words and shout out~ hunker down, little ole tropical storm Gordon was strong enough to blow my begonias out of their pots last week! Oh, and please give my entry to a much more deserving gardener like Rita. Such a lovely giveaway, I had no idea there were so many types!
    Jenna

  44. September 11, 2018 at 9:09 am

    Wish I had enough sun to grow daylilies because your varieties are so beautiful.

    Thinking of you as this storm looks huge! Praying for your safety and hope you don’t lose power. Keep us posted.

  45. Janine
    September 11, 2018 at 9:10 am

    Just pinned your floral arrangement in the pumpkin & the fall recipes. Such inspiration! Thank you.

  46. Donna Milazzo
    September 11, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Ohh, Chorus Line and Camden Ballerina look lovely! They all do!

  47. June
    September 11, 2018 at 9:24 am

    Thank you for the opportunity. I love all the bright inviting colors. Happy fall!

  48. Cyndi Raines
    September 11, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Love day lillies, the work horses of the garden that keep on giving! I have Yellow, Stella D’Oro and even plant my Easter Lillies, but my new love is the Lake Norman Sunset, as mentioned to you in a prior post. Can’t believe the source is located here in MI and only 2 and a half hours away from me, lol! I have pinned the beautiful sunset picture and also the lovely fall look to the pontoon boat! I could live on that boat so easily! Will say a prayer for your safety Mary and for all those in the path of Flo. Thank you. 🌅

  49. mary
    September 11, 2018 at 9:35 am

    I so enjoy your emails with their gorgeous pictures of your gardens . My personal favorite daylily is By the Riverside which I purchased sight unseen because of the name. Its a dusty rose with a yellow center. I also love Bella Lugosi and Fragrant Returns.

  50. Joy
    September 11, 2018 at 9:37 am

    I so love daylilies! I remember all the beautiful ones my grandmother grew at her home in Virginia. I’ve been blessed to have several friends who shared their daylilies with me. One was an expert who judged daylily shows and had many gorgeous varieties. I have a hard time picking just one but she gave me one that is a deep red with a yellow center that might be my favorite. But actually, whichever one is blooming at the time, is my favorite!

  51. September 11, 2018 at 9:39 am

    I do love day-lilies. … all the different sizes, colors, types. I buy mine from Oakes Day Lily. Great customer service and wonderful collection to pick from. I’ll have to look into Smokey’s. Stay safe in Florence and buckle up!

  52. S Williams
    September 11, 2018 at 9:40 am

    Good morning Mary-First, hope you stay safe from Florence. We have loved ones in the path & are concerned for all that will be affected. It’s a scary storm! I love daylilies but don’t have any in the garden but would love to give them a try. The chorus line one is so colorful but I love them all! When possible please let us all know you are safe after the storm as we’re concerned as subscribers. Clara 💐

  53. Dianne Chrestopoulos
    September 11, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Hi Mary, I just love receiving your posts and I love daylilies One in my garden which blooms profusely is Stella del Oro a vibrant yellow which blooms right during the best heat of summer in Texas! I would love to be included in the drawing for some new daylilies.

  54. S Williams
    September 11, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Hi Mary- Pinned several of the fall posts on a couple of my Pintrest boards. Had to include the Gracie photo; she is in style every season! 🐩 Clara

  55. Ricki Treleaven
    September 11, 2018 at 9:54 am

    Your day lilies are so pretty! What a nice giveaway! My art teacher and her husband grow them, and they are spectacular. I’ve never tried, but I enjoy learning new things. I loved Jenna’s watercolor, too. She is so talented!

  56. Carole Klopschinski
    September 11, 2018 at 9:56 am

    Hi Mary…this is a great post (as they all are) I love daylilies and have several. I live in southern California so we are still in the triple digits, but this is the year I will separate mine and enlarge my garden.My favorite one is a deep burgundy. Thanks for the link to Smokey’s garden, I will be adding to my collection and hopefully will win your gift too!! Carole

  57. September 11, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Pink day lilies are my favorite although orange seems to have multiplied the most in my garden.

  58. Nicole Starke
    September 11, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Chicago Sunrise!

  59. Nicole Starke
    September 11, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Live your beautiful posts!! Liking the chorus line kid. I also pinned a photo to Pinterest. Thank you! Nicole

  60. Karen
    September 11, 2018 at 10:14 am

    It’s apropos your giveaways are daylilies in view of what you may be facing (Florence.) Just like daylilies, you and your family are firmly planted and will handle whatever Mother Nature throws your way. I know you won’t let this potential setback stop your amazing spirit; you continually create a truly magical garden and so freely share it with all of us…we thank you! And, if Florence does wreak havoc in your yard, I bet there are probably a zillion readers who would love to come to your yard and help you restore it! After you sharing your beautiful garden and world with us all these years, it’s about time we did something nice to thank you!

  61. Nancy
    September 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    About 5 years ago, I divided my LKN Sunset with my mom. Then we moved from the lake, and I left my daylilies behind. I am planning on dividing the daylily in my mom’s garden this fall, so I will have a LKN Sunset once again in my garden in SC. It is my favorite. Your posts make me remember fondly our years at LKN.

  62. Linda
    September 11, 2018 at 10:30 am

    On3 of our past houses had a huge bed of day lilies, I do t know what varieties – various shades of yellow to orange, some with almost a rust color inside. I love all the beautiful colors in your pictures, any would work for me, scented or unscented.

  63. September 11, 2018 at 10:36 am

    Beautiful daylilies! I love them. I knew a lady here that was a collector and very involved in the Daylily Society. She had about 700 varieties in her yard. Each year, she would sell divisions to benefit an animal shelter. She was a very sweet lady. I have several plants from her divisions in my yard. Unfortunately I lost the tags many years ago before I realized that keeping names was important. I love the big pinkish/peachy ones. But I really like that barely yellow one you have in your pictures and I’m a huge fan of “green” flowers. So I looked at the Smokey’s website (thank you for the recommendation) and found several I’d love to have, including Cream Desire which is white/chartreuse.

  64. Barbara
    September 11, 2018 at 10:36 am

    I am a subscriber and have enjoyed your tips for a long time. Daylillies are so pretty and love the “pop”when you pull off the spent ones. I have one large one that is rust and yellow. I’ve long since forgotten its name. We are in SC and have place on the beach. Keeping fingers crossed.

  65. Pat
    September 11, 2018 at 10:42 am

    Mary, I hope you stay safe w/ Dave, Gracie and Lola. I always enjoy your informative and enjoyable posts. I have several varieties of daylilies in my yard. Thank you for the generous give away.

  66. Betsy
    September 11, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Mary,

    Are you evacuating?

    • September 11, 2018 at 11:38 am

      Hi Betsy, We’re 200+ miles inland so not evacuating. I feel for everyone on the coast. She’s going to pack a punch.

      • Betsy
        September 11, 2018 at 1:41 pm

        Wishing you well through the storm and in the following week! I look forward to your next post where you (hopefully!) tell us a is well. May your garden survive and your older pup help keep the little one calm during her first big storm.

  67. Jan
    September 11, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Hi Mary, Oh, my, these day lilies are so beautiful. Here in central California, Stella was always a big favorite for land scaping and can be seen all over town. I had no idea there were so many different colors of day lilies now! I absolutely love the pink shades, especially pink and yellow combinations. The one that you have photographed at you home is stunning! I am so inspired to add in some daylillies now to my garden, who knew there was so many options for spectacular color and fragrance. Thanks for the contest. Stay safe.

  68. September 11, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Mary, this is a wonderful information filled post, not to mention all the beauty of the daylillies. My daylilies are heriloom ones, but not fancy. Just the generic orange ones, and also a yellow varety. They have suffered from our summer, but are beginning to revive. I appreciate the source for ordering. As I was the lucky recipient of the garden apron, tools, and other goodies, I’ll refrain from tossing my garden hat into the ring. Certainly is a wonderful gift! You are always the most generous friend! Stay safe. Hope the rains don’t flood your area.

  69. Marsha Wassel
    September 11, 2018 at 11:31 am

    We love daylilies! Most in our garden have been gifts from friends, so they are truly the gift that keeps on giving. I especially love sunset/sunrise colors!

  70. Marsha Wassel
    September 11, 2018 at 11:35 am

    I pinned your Flavors of Fall picture, since I love and often make recipes shared on your site! Thanks!

  71. Laurie
    September 11, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Thank you for your blog! Definitely enjoy reading your posts. At the moment my favorite is one lonely Stella D’oro! When we bought this 14 year old house last summer, it was the one and only plant of any kind in the yard. We have been doing some much needed landscaping/hardscaping and are about ready to begin the fun part……plants,plants,plants!

  72. Cheryl King
    September 11, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Hello Mary, I am already an enthusiastic subscriber, and a regular pinner of your beautiful garden inspiration photos. My favorite daylily colors are in the peach and yellow families. The ones you have chosen for the giveaway are perfect! Thanks for the opportunity.

  73. September 11, 2018 at 11:44 am

    I have grown Stella de Oros for probably 20 years so I would say its my fave. But love the soft pinks you show and am pinning. Stay safe with the bad weather!

  74. September 11, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Hi Mary, My favorite is the Orange day-lily, but I honestly love them all. Prayers to everyone that’s in the path of Hurricane Florence. Please be safe!

  75. September 11, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Hi Mary! I’m a happy subscriber for YEARS now! My favorite is the one you see when you open their site. I looked through the gallery and can’t tell for sure which one it is, but I’m guessing it’s Datin Chan Oi Yin. Happy fall!

  76. Kay Butler
    September 11, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    So much fun viewing all the day lilies .
    I prefer the bright oranges and yellows.

  77. Esther Suzee Williams
    September 11, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Good Morning Mary! First and foremost, be safe from the storm. Next, I am in awe of your talent; and finally, my favorite is Blueberry Cream Daylily. It has creamy yellow with a blueberry-purple center and purple edges. I’m also very fond of all the peach and mauve colored daylillies.

  78. Debbie
    September 11, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Hi Mary, Hope you and your family are safe from Florence. I am a subscriber, I love the deep burgundy colored daylily, and I pinned your beautiful floral arrangement in your pumpkin tureen. Be safe, dear friend. Keep those fur babies safe as well. Prayers for you.

  79. September 11, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Your flowers are just gorgeous! Sending prayers you all will be safe from the Hurricane!

  80. Donna C.
    September 11, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    I love your blog. Such beautiful flowers! The peachy pink daylillies are my favorite!

  81. Nancy V.
    September 11, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    I am privileged to live 5 miles from North Dakota State University – home of the NDSU Historic Daylily Garden. This is an official display garden of the American Hemerocallis Society, and features more than 1,500 daylily cultivars. It is the largest public daylily collection in the nation.
    My favorites are Copper Royale and Chorus Line. And I am a subscriber.
    Thank you for another great give-away!

  82. Alice
    September 11, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    Wow! Gorgeous! Praying that Florence will lessen plus not have so much water.
    In 1989 my husnand flew into Hugo as he flew for NOAA. He almost lost the plane and all souls aboard. Praise the Lord they made it back to Barbados even though there was damage to the plane. I moved from NC to Co in November and the wind damage from Hugo was evident in the NC mountain as I drove as all the trees in its path were laying down. Will never forget Hugo!

  83. Theresa Keller
    September 11, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Love the small stella dora that are a melon orange color! What a beautiful post! thank you and stay safe! I remember Hugo well…… living in Charlotte.

  84. Sue
    September 11, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    I love anything pink – flowers especially! I would love to add more flowers to my yard.
    Stay safe – you and the puppies!

  85. Beth Francell
    September 11, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    Beth Francell September 11 4:22
    I’m going to order some daylilies next week. Stay safe. Thanks for this great post.

  86. September 11, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    OMGoodness are those beautiful! In my Illinois garden, favorites are Doodlebugs and Goin’ Bananas. And a new one this year is Pizza Crust. Ruffly and pretty too. It really is not easy to choose a favorite is it? Thank you for sharing.

  87. Carol Smith
    September 11, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    This is a wonderful give-away. We are just starting our landscaping on our new “forever” home in Maiden NC. I would love to add these. Thanks and stay safe as Florence approaches. ~carol

  88. Carolyn Simpson
    September 11, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    What a wonderful gift someone will receive. I love daylilies, like Butterfly Garden and have been a subscriber for a long time. Thanks for all you do to bring so much joy to us.

  89. Cheryl
    September 11, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Your pictures are beautiful, daylilies are one of my favorite flowers, My favorite colors are the pinks and yellows. Sold my house and bought a place in town anxious to get flowerbeds going!!
    Stay safe

  90. Cheryl
    September 11, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    Pinned to photos from your Welcome September post, the stacked pumpkins and the flower and apple arrangement in the pumpkin tureen. So many beautiful ideas for fall.

  91. Cheryl
    September 11, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    I am also a subscriber of your blog, always happy to see a new post show up in my email!

  92. September 11, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Love your daylilies Mary. Thanks for this post, I have been looking for a place to order daylilies. I am a subscriber.

  93. Annetta
    September 11, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    What beautiful flowers. When ever I see daylilies I think of my Mother and her beautiful flower gardens. I love mums also. It’s hard to say which is my favorite daylily. I am already a subscriber on e-mail and facebook and I pinned 3 pictures. You take such lovely pictures.

  94. Emmie
    September 11, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    Beautiful post! Be safe in the hurricane.

  95. September 11, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    Mary, I have followed your blog for several years and have shared it with many friends. My husband loves daylillies and has several planted in our yard. My fave that we have is an Asian Lilly. It is a very deep maroon-ish red. But sadly it only blooms once a year. I would love to see it all summer!

  96. September 11, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    I have only the old fashioned orange ones. They faithfully return each year in the spring and do well until the hot Texas sun returns in the summer. I would love to try Buffy’s Doll.

  97. Sheran
    September 11, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Please be safe. I love the pinks and purples and will be planting some out here in California. I had not heard of the fragrant rebloomers – THANK U! Are you able to use day lilies in bouquets? I’ve been told the flowers do not last. I’m going to experiment anyway as I have a perfect spot to try.

  98. Denise R
    September 11, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    I am a long time subscriber! I love the Chosen Love daylily from the Fragrant Rebloomer Collection. Thank you for another wonderful give-a-way. I pinned your Stone wall garden ideas, I love the pumpkins in the planters! Be safe!

  99. Betty Scott
    September 12, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Hi Mary, count me in as a daylily fanatic. I can’t get enough of them. Having experienced Hugo in Charlotte, which was supposed to be a nonevent, I am very nervous for friends and family in both North and South Carolina. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  100. Virginia
    September 12, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Mary, I just love daylillies and plan to add more to my garden this fall. My husband has started on a new brick walkway through the garden for me. My plan is to plant abundant daylillies on both sides in the sunniest areas. I am partial to Stella de Oro and the old fashion orange daylilllies which grow along the roadsides here. The flags hanging on the lampposts in our small little business district have daylillies on them. The town is even considering adopting the daylily as the Town flower. I would love to be a winner of your giveaway. We have been busy the last few days preparing for Florence as we live 60 miles inland from the Outer Banks and on a big old river. Thankfully the recent projections are showing our area out of the worst of it but in for lots of rain and wind. Take care all and stay safe.

  101. Virginia
    September 12, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    I pinned the entire Hello September post to my Fall decor and Arrangements Board. It will definitely help me when I plan for the Historic Homes Tour next September.

  102. Joanna @ Gingham Gardens
    September 12, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    Oh Mary, I have to pick just one favorite daylily, that’s nearly impossible for a daylily lover like myself. I’ll just say South Seas since I have to pick one though. I have several daylilies in my gardens from Smokey’s, so I can second the suggestion to purchase from them. Prayers for safety from the storm.

  103. Mary Jane Clark
    September 12, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    I love your blog and have been following you for years while taking care of my husband who passed away from Alzheimer’s disease. Your posts have brightened many sad days for me. I have gotten back into gardening since he passed and would love some daylilies for my yard. Thank you for your wonderful posts and beautiful photos! Praying you are safe during the storm.

  104. September 12, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    I LOVE Daylilies…and so do the deer in my neighborhood….however, we plan to have a fence in the new house so I just may be able to finally grow and enjoy them…I so love it when I see the massive amounts of dailies along the highways of NC…a most spectacular vision of beauty…a most generous giveaway and love, love the gorgeous images of the daylilies! Have a great week and stay safe and dry!

  105. Wendy L McGinnis
    September 12, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    I love all your posts but am always fond of your garden pictures. We just recently moved to a new home and daylilies are planted in the flower beds around the pool. I was so pleased to see them start blooming just recently. The weather has been soooooo warm I was afraid they wouldn’t survive but they are blooming away. My favorite daylily is the pink chorus line.

  106. September 13, 2018 at 9:28 am

    We love the burgundy short lilies, not sure of the name. They match the colors of our exterior doors. But, I must have 7-8 varieties here. Stay safe….through the hurricane. I was thinking of you—when I saw the map, Sandi.

  107. Debbie Holman
    September 13, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Be safe my dear friend, many prayers your way, I am just beginning my shed and cannot wait to begin my plantings! Thank you for all your wonderful advice and your photos should be in a book!

  108. Tyneisha
    September 13, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    I love the beautiful orange and red lilies- so warm and inviting!

  109. Tyneisha
    September 13, 2018 at 4:11 pm
  110. Tyneisha
    September 13, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    I have subscribed via email!

  111. September 13, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    I love daylillies, had some growing in the garden when I moved to this house. Unfortunately several years ago, I had an infestation of tiny red bugs that ate the plants and all plants had to be pulled. I’ve wanted to plant day lillies but on occasion I see one of those bugs and fear the plants would be decimated again.

  112. Peggy
    September 14, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Mary, Stay safe. Prayers are with all! My current daylillies are yellow and gold. But I do so love those pink and rose color. The colors are so beautiful. Amazing what our Lord creates. Be safe!

  113. Tina B.
    September 14, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Thank you for the wonderful post about daylilies! They are a favorite flower of mine. I have several varieties in my garden, and they bring me so much joy! I would love the chance to win more. I really enjoy your blog, and it always gives my day a lift. God Bless! :)

  114. Tina B.
    September 14, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Oh, I forgot to say that my favorite daylily would have to be the Strawberry Candy variety!!! :)

  115. September 17, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Mary, Glad to see this post linked up because that means you have electricity. How much rain have you received? Been wondering how things were.
    Enjoyed this post again this morning.

  116. September 17, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    Thanks Mary, I ordered some fans from Smokey Gardens.

  117. September 17, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    I so enjoyed seeing this again, beautiful photos. I hope you fared well with the storm. Thanks for all of your support for Gardens Galore and linking your wonderful garden posts❤️

  118. September 17, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Thank you for the supplier tip. I love yellow daylillies best. My Mom grows more exotic varieties. I’d love to win a grouping.

  119. Chris Ann
    September 21, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    My favorite lily is called “Stargazer” I have one lily in our garden, it is so wonderfully fragrant. My favorite color is a deep red or a deeper mauve…

  120. Chris Ann
    September 21, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    I am a subscriber…for a long time…enjoy your blog.

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