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!

Happy Monday! I hope you’re staying cool! We had a brief reprieve from the heat with temperatures in 80s instead of 90s for a few days but heat and humidity have been steadily creeping back up. The garden is starting to look a little peaked and most of the daylilies have finished blooming . . .*sniff*.

You can’t beat daylilies in the garden for their reliability, hardiness and 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.

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 varieties of daylilies from Smokey’s Gardens. One of my favorites is ‘Lake Norman Sunset’ Daylily.

You’d think it would have been available locally but I could only find it online in Michigan :)

Shopping the collections can save you up to 40% including shipping charges. Each collection contains six daylilies, with two fans of each daylily.

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

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

There is also a Fragrant Rebloomer Collection.

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.

For a third entry, Pin a photo from this 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 winners chosen August 12th.



Smokey’s Gardens ships daily from May to October.

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  171 comments for “Summer Blooms: Daylilies + Giveaway

  1. branwyn93
    July 29, 2019 at 6:10 am

    my favorite was my salem witch daylily but it died this year. it was a very deep purple with a bright yellow center.

    • Cookie
      July 29, 2019 at 8:06 am

      It’s hard to tell which is my favorite since I have a nice collection. Years ago there was an awesome Daylily farm just south of me about an hour in Amish country. An older gentleman owned it but has since passed away. The farm closed down as far as I know..too bad…But anyway I think the light pink or peach are my fav’s. Thanks for the giveWay.i so enjoy your blog, your gardens etc.

  2. July 29, 2019 at 6:37 am

    Mary, Your daylilies are just beautiful and I love your butterfly visitor! ‘Heavenly Hash’ Daylily is a favorite in my garden and is a paler version of your Lake Norman Sunset. Thank you for the giveaway and a chance to add more blooms to my garden. I’m a long-time follower! Teresa

  3. Jackie
    July 29, 2019 at 6:48 am

    The photos are beautiful. My favorite is the Nile Flower.

  4. Jackie
    July 29, 2019 at 6:50 am

    I am an email subscriber.

  5. July 29, 2019 at 6:54 am

    I pinned your beautiful collage! Thank you again for the chance to win. Teresa

  6. Kathy
    July 29, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Good morning Mary, Hope you enjoyed the break in the heat. I sure did and used some time to toss some cases annuals and cut back some out of control perennials. We used to raise and sell Daylilies in Virginia so it is really hard to pick a favorite. I always love the big yellows but some of my most loved were ones we cultivated ourselves and named after our grandchildren. One great one was named Samanthas’ blush for our first . It is a large diamond dusted pale apricot family and blooms mid season.

  7. chloe Ward
    July 29, 2019 at 7:03 am

    I love the pinks and deeper colors.

  8. donnalee c stadt
    July 29, 2019 at 7:06 am

    To name one specific plant as my fav, is not possible. My only prerequisites for daylilies is, they must complement a pastel garden….I love the ruffled petals, and the beautiful array of colors, and because gardening should be fun, the ease in care for these stunners. makes one love them, if possible, even more. My favorite is always those in my garden, . Thanks for your frequent posts…I look forward to each one.

  9. Nancy
    July 29, 2019 at 7:06 am

    Lovely post, as always! I recently visited a daylily farm in Anderson, SC, and purchased “Dream Tide” so it will be my new favorite!

  10. Nancy
    July 29, 2019 at 7:10 am

    I have also pinned a couple of photos!

  11. Cynthia Moore
    July 29, 2019 at 7:18 am

    Hard to pick a favorite. Have always enjoyed the ease of daylillies and the dark purple varieties never disappoint. Love your photos. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Susan H Whetstine
    July 29, 2019 at 7:22 am

    I love the burgandy and orange ones I think the best. Yellow is next on my list. We have a lot of those old timey ones a dear friend gave us when we got married. We’ve moved a bunch of them the three times we’ve moved since we’ve been married. We’ll be taking another bunch from this yard next year when we finish our house. It’s just a way to remember the wonderful lady who meant so much to us.

  13. July 29, 2019 at 7:27 am

    It’s so hard to pick a favorite, but I think I favor the yellow daylilies more. They just look like cheery sunshine all the time. And I agree about the weather. Nice to have a few days break. I am only an out 25 miles from you, and I enjoyed the break from heat and humidity. So much easier to work outside!

  14. Linda
    July 29, 2019 at 7:41 am

    These are all so pretty. I love the peach colored ones. Thanks for the giveaway !

  15. Donna C
    July 29, 2019 at 7:51 am

    Hi Mary: Your daylilies are stunningly beautiful. I love all the colors and shapes. I have a few daylilies too and just love them. My favorite is called Purple Many Faces. Its a very bright vivid purple spider lily with a lime green throat. I subscribe to your emails. I pinned a couple of your photos on “Flower” Pinterest board. I like you on Facebook too. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

  16. Donna C
    July 29, 2019 at 7:52 am

    Here is my additional comment to let you know that I pinned some of these beautiful photos to my “Flower” board on Pinterest.

  17. Lori S
    July 29, 2019 at 7:58 am

    Beautiful daylillies. My favorite is King Royale but I love them all. We have some daylillies that we planted at our first house. They tolerate moving, hot temps and lots of neglect. The reblooming collections look amazing

  18. July 29, 2019 at 7:58 am

    I love Pandora’s Box! Beautiful center on this Lily. Thank you.

  19. Marye
    July 29, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Lake Norman sun set. I was gifted some lovely day lilies from a friend who is no longer living. Their memory is still with me whenever they bloom. I feel so blessed that they shared them with me. Thanks for such a beautiful blog post!

  20. Mary Szawara
    July 29, 2019 at 8:02 am

    When I moved to to the NC Coast I transplanted a few from my previous yard. They looked similar to the Hamlet. Only problem is the deer like them as much as I do!

  21. July 29, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Thank you for this chance! I love the Jedi Dot Pierce l think the best, but love them all! I do subscribe to your emails, and I also pinned one in my garden board on Pinterst.

  22. July 29, 2019 at 8:07 am

    You have the most gorgeous daylilies! So funny that you have to get the Lake Norman Lily from Michigan!…Thank you for the opportunity of the giveaway….I love daylilies that have a combination of colors that include yellow. Happy Monday Mary!

  23. Linda
    July 29, 2019 at 8:15 am

    As always, you made my morning. I am ordering 3 sets to get started on a new grouping in a new garden. Thanks for the information.

  24. stephanie rousseau
    July 29, 2019 at 8:17 am

    So beautiful!!

  25. g Swinford
    July 29, 2019 at 8:20 am

    I love most colors of daylilys, but spiders are my favorite.

  26. Joan Riker
    July 29, 2019 at 8:23 am

    I love all of the beautiful daylillies and have the Stella d pro in my yard now along with some pinkish ones. I would love to add the Nile flower, and Pandora’s Box! Thank you Mary for sourcing these beautiful collections. I didn’t know they had fragrant daylillies. Stunning colors!!
    I pinned the Lake Norman Sunset-

  27. Joan Riker
    July 29, 2019 at 8:23 am

    I love all of the beautiful daylillies and have the Stella d pro in my yard now along with some pinkish ones. I would love to add the Nile flower, and Pandora’s Box! Thank you Mary for sourcing these beautiful collections. I didn’t know they had fragrant daylillies. Stunning colors!!
    I pinned the Lake Norman Sunset-

    • Jacki Salinas
      July 29, 2019 at 9:45 am

      I pinned a photo – thank you!

  28. July 29, 2019 at 8:30 am

    Oh Mary, your collection of daylilies is fabulous, and what a giveaway you are offering!! My favorite is Sultry Summer, but they’re all beautiful in a mass. I appreciate you telling us your source. How wonderful to have a Lake Norman Sunset variety!! I pinned your collage of the daylilies.
    Temperatures were wonderful here last week, too, with low humidity, but all that has come to an end. Enjoy your week on your lovely lake. 😘

  29. July 29, 2019 at 8:36 am

    Love to follow your blog for your beautiful pics and great give away!! I love a mix of colors especially the purples and pinks!! Pinned this so I can come back to it easily!!

  30. charlieschacha
    July 29, 2019 at 8:38 am

    The yellow of Stella D’Oro is my fav! I planted these because my sweet grandmother’s name was Stella. I’m so glad I found this site! Love your posts….

  31. Susan B
    July 29, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Your post is beautiful today Mary. All the flowers are so beautiful but my favorite are the peach colored lilies. They are so delicate and feminine looking. I didn’t know you can divide the lilies, so I will do that this fall. Thanks as always for so much great information.

    • Janine
      July 29, 2019 at 9:51 am

      Thank you for this gorgeous day lily post. I have ones in my garden in Washington state that I brought with me when I moved from Connecticut. I just couldn’t leave them behind! I love that you can divide them & share with friends. The dark burgundy ones are my favorites.

  32. July 29, 2019 at 8:44 am

    My fav is Sutry Summer. Can’t believe there is a Lake Norman lily but you were the winner to locate it. I love the ruffles that show on many of the blooms.

  33. Rita C.
    July 29, 2019 at 8:48 am

    These are so pretty! Someone’s going to be a very lucky recipient of these gorgeous bulbs. I can’t wait to see the ones I transplanted from mine into my daughter’s garden. She’s been so busy this past month, I haven’t been over to see them, but am looking forward to her break in schedule starting this week!

    July 29, 2019 at 8:51 am


  35. Snap
    July 29, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Oh, my! Just what I need — another place to order day lilies! I normally order from Oakes. I give Smokey’s a look. Thank you, I think!!!!!!!!!

  36. June
    July 29, 2019 at 8:58 am

    My favorite variety is “Country Melody.” Love your posts and thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

  37. June
    July 29, 2019 at 9:02 am

    I also pinned a couple of your beautiful photos! Thanks again. :)

  38. Jan Fusco
    July 29, 2019 at 9:12 am

    I love them all! I’ll have to say Pandoras Box is my favorite today. I’ve pinned this so I can come back to it.

  39. July 29, 2019 at 9:23 am

    They are gorgeous. Love the colors. Mine all look similar to yours. I have about thirty different ones.
    I love any and all colors. Thank you.

  40. Linda🐝
    July 29, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Your day lilies are gorgeous! I’d love to try the fragrant extended bloom ones. Great price!
    I really need info about your gravel/stepping stone pathway pictured in the background of the picture with the white chair. What size gravel did you use; how deep is the gravel; how do you keep weeds/grass at bay in it; what is under it; can you remove leaves and other debris with a blower? Phew! Long question! Please make my day with a reply! I would love, love, love a long tour of your garden! Thanks!

  41. Jacki Salinas
    July 29, 2019 at 9:38 am

    I always thought my favorite was Stella D’Oro; but I absolutely love the color of the one next to the white chair in the photo. Thank you for this delightful giveaway!

  42. Jacki Salinas
    July 29, 2019 at 9:40 am

    I’m a follower of your blog – thank you!

  43. sandra f king
    July 29, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Years ago a dear lady in my church gave me 5 fans of one I thought she called Damascus Road but with research and a little reflection she might have said Damask Rose. These are the most hardy prolific day lily I know of. I have literally give away hundreds in the 30 years hence. I think my all time favorite is named Master’s Cloak, a deep pink with a burgandy eye. It is a tetra ploid and the the blooms are huge. Blooms from end of May to early July here. I do enjoy reading your posts, recipes and wonderful garden pictures.

  44. Tina
    July 29, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Oh my goodness, it would be hard to pick a favorite! I love the big yellow ones with the peach centers, but Strawberry Candy has to be on the top of my list. I have one called Carrot Crest that is a frilly ruffled peachy orange, with a deep red orange center. It is wonderful, but I love all of them! I would love to win this awesome giveaway. Thanks Mary!

  45. Joy Breedlove
    July 29, 2019 at 9:43 am

    Well, I’m not sure I can pick one color for a favorite, I love all my daylilies! Maybe the pretty yellow ones are my favorites, or maybe the deep red – or maybe it’s all of them!

  46. Joy Breedlove
    July 29, 2019 at 9:43 am

    I follow your blog via email.

  47. Joy Breedlove
    July 29, 2019 at 9:44 am

    I pinned one of your beautiful photos to my “Garden” board. Thank you!

  48. July 29, 2019 at 9:48 am

    There isn’t a day lily I don’t love ~ they are all my favorite :)

  49. Helen
    July 29, 2019 at 9:51 am

    All daylilies are beautiful but I love the one
    named Pandoras Box. ❤️💐

  50. Patti
    July 29, 2019 at 10:01 am

    I don’t have a favorite color or variety of day lily. I love them all. However I agree the rebloomers give more bang for the buck. I also gravitate to the dwarf Day lilies as I have a smaller garden. Thanks for the beautiful day lily pics.

  51. Annetta Francis
    July 29, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Whenever I see daylilies I think of my late mother. This fall, when it begins to cool down, I will be cleaning out an area in our backyard for a new flower garden bed. I would love to have daylilies incorporated in it, I like the pinks and peach colors, though the Sultry Sunset is beautiful. I pinned a few of your lovely pictures to me Garden board. I follow you on Facebook and gmail. Love your beautiful garden and lake views.

  52. July 29, 2019 at 10:11 am

    My favorite is the plain old tiger lily that edged our wrap around porch where I grew up. It brings warm memories of the warmth of family, childhood play and a sister who is still my dearest friend. I have been a subscriber for years and thank you for this opportunity.

  53. Dana
    July 29, 2019 at 10:12 am

    I adore day lilies for their heat tolerance. I had them in the Dallas area and now moved to Oklahoma and the heat here is brutal. They bloom in spite of it and that is unusual. I think I have tried every color I could find and love them all! We have a problem with deer where we live and had to replant most of the front yard landscaping. Now I would love to add some flowers and I am no longer able to do as much gardening as I like so their low maintenance would be perfect. Thank you so much for reminding me of just how big a variety there are. I think they will be my next purchase for my garden!

  54. Beth Francell
    July 29, 2019 at 10:39 am

    On your recommendation I order several Daylilies from Smokys this spring. Some were larger scapes than others. The small ones have sort of disappeared, but I hope they are growing underground and will pop up next summer. We live in zone 7 in a dry climate. I’ve tried to keep them well watered. I think I will sprinkle a little slow release fertilizer around them. My favorite Daylily in your photos was “Buffy’s Doll” My nickname was Buffy and as a little girl, I was never without my little baby doll. I love the apricot colors but also the bright reds and purples.

  55. July 29, 2019 at 11:03 am

    Lovely post as always! I purchased several daylilies 10 years ago from a friend in Portland, OR that raises them. The varieties are varied but my favorite is the bright yellows/oranges. I don’t have any fragrant varieties and would love to include them in my garden. I love your posts and appreciate your interesting garden lore.

  56. bamacarol
    July 29, 2019 at 11:04 am

    My mother in law grew daylilies for years and cultivated them, selling or giving them away when she divided them. She is still living but in a nursing home now but whenever I see daylilies I think of her My favorites are the old fashioned solid yellows and solid oranges although the variegated are quite pretty. Thank you for the opportunity to win some.

  57. Anita Brown
    July 29, 2019 at 11:10 am

    I enjoyed your post so much! It is hard to choose however I really like the white colored varieties and loved Highland Lord.

    July 29, 2019 at 11:11 am

    May May ( my birthday is in May) and Nile Flower… I never thought of planting these, I always thought they would be difficult. Thanks for the information

    July 29, 2019 at 11:23 am

    Your daylilies are lovely! I love the pink ones. Most of mine are yellow varieties. I also have the old fashioned orange variety that we rescued from my husband’s grandmother’s garden when the house was torn down. Very special.

  60. July 29, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Sorry, I don’t have a favorite, as all of them excite me. Your pictures are beautiful and I hope to start and expand my collection. Love your posts.

  61. Liz
    July 29, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Love the varieties but especially your Lake Norman sunset- hope I win. Would love to add new ones to my garden.

  62. Martha Franks
    July 29, 2019 at 11:47 am

    Mary, as always, you have outdone yourself! I look forward to each new post from you. I love daylilies, especially rebloomers. I have lots of just plain old “ditch lilies” on a hill behind my house and they delight me just as much as some of my “dressier” ones. I have one that blooms early out front that is the most gorgeous color of orange, more like sunset. It glows! I pinned this entire post. Hope I win! Thanks!

  63. Jill Miglin
    July 29, 2019 at 11:48 am

    The pictures are all beautiful. I especially love the peach colored with the cranberry markings and the cranberry daylily with the yellow throat.

  64. July 29, 2019 at 11:49 am

    I loved the Carol Todd variety on Smokey’s Gardens website. I have only the old-fashioned orange variety, and would love to add some new ones to my garden.

  65. Jill Miglin
    July 29, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Pinned the cranberry daylily with the yellow throat to my gardening ideas on Pinterest.

  66. July 29, 2019 at 11:52 am

    I pinned the Buffy’s Doll pic from your blog. Georgeous!

  67. Cyndi Raines
    July 29, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Ahhh, Mary, you tempt me, you tempt me, but I’m going to pass on entering as I’ve made the hard decision to not add any more flowers and actually to start giving away to empty a few beds. I don’t have as much sun as I would like (mostly shade) and what flower beds I have also need to be thinned out to perform better. But to answer your question, I love the beautiful Asiatic Star Gazer lillies and of course my new ultimate favorite now is the awesome Lake Norman that you have introduced us to. It tickles me that you have to order your lillies from the store in Coldwater, MI, my great state, hehe. I know if you, your Hubby and sweet Lola could ever make the trip up here, you would LOVE our Great Lakes also. Thank you for sharing these beautiful flowers, they are so lovely. (Oh, my soap molds arrived and now I need to go to Hobby Lobby for the other supplies, so excited about this fun project! Thanks again! ) ❤

  68. July 29, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Wow, how gorgeous these day lilies are. No favorite here, as I love all of the combination of colors. Thanks for pointing out the website. Have a lovely week.

  69. patmay1122
    July 29, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    I really love the day lillies and how they bloom in the summer. I didn’t know they had so many colors and varieties. I loved the ones with the purple hues that you have pictured.
    They’ll look lovely in our garden. Thanks!

  70. July 29, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Oh goodness, a Lake Norman Sunset Daylily! So fantastic!! I had a few daylilies for a while, but they have stopped blooming…alas, my black thumb prevails…mainly because as much as I love flowers I do not love the gardening part, so I will continue to enjoy my green thumbed friend’s gardens! Beautiful photos Mary, and please give my entry to a deserving gardener!

  71. July 29, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    Oh gosh, I absolutely love daylilies and am a member of our local Daylily Society. Your collection is so beautiful. I’m currently collecting “doubles” and if I had to choose a favorite it would be Double Red Royal.

  72. Vikki Barnette
    July 29, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Oh gosh, I absolutely love daylilies and am a member of our local Daylily Society. Your collection is so beautiful. I’m currently collecting “doubles” and if I had to choose a favorite it would be Double Red Royal.

  73. Vikki Barnette
    July 29, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    I’m an e-mail subscriber to your most interesting and beautiful blog posts.

  74. Vikki Barnette
    July 29, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    Hi Mary, I’ve pined one of your stunning daylilies.

  75. Shirley Graham
    July 29, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    Thank you so much. Your daylilies are gorgeous but the apricot ones are beyond. Love the butterfly picture on one of the lilies too. So beautiful.

  76. Debbie Joens
    July 29, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    What a lovely bouquet for a Monday morning! I’ve never grown any daylilies but your blog inspires me too. I tend to love the pink or purple flowers for my garden. Thanks so much for the give away. I’m a subscriber and I pinned one of these beauties to my garden board. Happy Monday!

  77. July 29, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Beautiful photos, Mary! What a nice giveaway and we all love daylilies!

  78. Clara
    July 29, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Beautiful Mary, just gorgeous! Love daylilies, all colors are my favorites! The Lake Norman perfectly matches the sunset. I transplanted some this year & hope they bloom next as this is my first attempt at growing them. 🤞 Have a great week and stay cool! Clara ❤️

  79. Tim
    July 29, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    The Pandoras Box variety is my favorite. Our house is a brown brick, so the brown colors in the Pandoras Box would really work well with our home.

  80. Tim
    July 29, 2019 at 2:58 pm
  81. Nancy Brantley
    July 29, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    I would have to say “Sultry Summer ” would be my pick. They are all pretty. Yours are beautiful!

  82. Marion
    July 29, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    I love the orange Tiger Lily. Your garden is beautiful.
    Mary I follow you.

  83. Denise Rytych
    July 29, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    I think the pop of pink of Hamlet is my favorite, they are all so lovely and such a dependable workhorse of the flower garden!

  84. Marilyn
    July 29, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    The pink with a yellow in the middle. The first time they bloomed this year. I pinned.

  85. Joan
    July 29, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    My favorite is always the white one.

  86. Teresa
    July 29, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    I love any yellow day lily. Yellow makes the garden happy.

  87. Theresa R Keller
    July 29, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    I love all of your lilies in your yard, we have the Stella D’Oro in a melon color but I like the lemon yellow ones too. Red spider lilies and purple lilies of the nile are my all time favorites. Thank you for the opportunity, I am a email subscriber and on facebook with you too!

  88. July 29, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Very pretty Mary, I’m lovin’ that gorgeous sunset pic too! Stay cool as we enter the dog days of summer:@)

  89. Lynn Schantz
    July 29, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Mary, thank you very much for the info on Smokey’s Garden. I live in Michigan about an hour away from Coldwater and had no idea about this business. I’m a Michigan State Certified Master gardener and I will definitely visit Smokey’s Garden.

  90. July 29, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    I love the pink color Daylilies!

  91. July 29, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    I pinned this beautiful post to my gardening board!

  92. Sarah Jones
    July 29, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    My favorite daylily is Black Plush…………….velvet like petals in deep purple with a golden throat. I am so happy to learn of this daylily company. All of your photos just take my breath away.

  93. Cheryl King
    July 29, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    My favorite this year was anything that did not get chomped by the deer! I planted about 20 assorted varieties from Gilbert H Wild, and every time a bloom was just about ready to bloom– MUNCH. Yours are lovely.

  94. Paula
    July 29, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Oh My Gosh , so pretty !! Thank You for sharing this daylily company , for Coldwater Mi. is about 1 1/2 hours north of us, and I never heard of Smokey’s Garden !!! I love the pinks, and purple, but all so pretty !! Mine have been dying out, so Im thrilled to know about this garden ! Thank You, Thank You !!
    Stay Cool !!

  95. July 29, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Here in Montana growing flowers can be a challenge but Daylilies are my real “go to” They are so reliable, grow amazing and best of all survive our -40 degree winter nights! Any that grow are my favorites and that is the truth!!!

  96. Sue
    July 29, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Hi Mary, the Nile Flower would be my choice for a new day lily. Looks like the sun bursting out of a brilliant magenta.

  97. Karen Clarkson
    July 29, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    I am loving this post! I have never had or grown a daylilies, but they are gorgeous! I am smitten! I love the Nile flower and the Hamlet! Thank you for showing these lovely flowers.

  98. Wendy Meincke
    July 29, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Thank you for sharing your lovely daylily photos. So timely, as I just came inside from deadheading my daylilies, a rewarding task that serves as an excuse to just be – in the garden.

  99. Deborah
    July 29, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Really like the May May Daylily – Looks so fresh, clean, crisp! Thank you for this wonderful Daylily post. You know summer is in full bloom when you see all the beautiful Daylillies !!!

  100. Patricia A Stratton
    July 29, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    I adore Back Draft. It’s just stunning to me

  101. Pamela Grove
    July 29, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    My favorite ones are lilies more of a solid color. Actually blue ones are my favorite ones which aren’t here. Of the ones here I would say I like the yellow one is my favorite.

  102. basketpam
    July 29, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Posted the yellow one to my Pinterest account.

  103. Amy Kaminski
    July 29, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    I have two large plots of daylilies. T hey are my absolute favorite flower. I love the ruffled varieties and seem to lean towards the dark red. I’m always looking for new and interesting variations and would love to try a rebloomer. Thanks Mary!

  104. Amy Kaminski
    July 29, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    I also posted this to facebook. Thanks again!

  105. Susie
    July 29, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    What a wonderful giveaway! I love the Siloam Double Classic paired with the Bengaleer. That dreamsicle peach and brilliant orange leave me weak in the knees!

  106. Ann
    July 29, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    I like Baby Talk.

  107. July 30, 2019 at 7:31 am

    I have a double orange lily that was planted by my mom 40+ years ago that I just love! I also enjoy my red lily that I planted along side of it. Thank you for the give away!

  108. Ellen
    July 30, 2019 at 7:38 am

    What beautiful day lilies!!! Oh my, to pick a favorite….I have one that’s a deep burnt orange..I love it!!

  109. July 30, 2019 at 7:43 am

    I pinned the red lily onto my Pinterest boards along with the beautiful lily with the butterfly! And I’m a subscriber. 😊 Thanks for the beautiful giveaway!

  110. Ellen
    July 30, 2019 at 7:45 am

    I pinned one of those beautiful day lilies and also pinned the fragrant reblooming collection..thank you for the giveaway and GOOD LUCK everyone!! 🌺🌼🌸

  111. Ann
    July 30, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Hi Mary.
    Love day Lily’s. Didn’t know there was a reblooming lilies. Thanks for introducing us to Smokies. I live in Michigan and may take a drive to visit their gardens.

    Love your Lake Norman lily. Not only reminds me of a sunset but all a Peace Rose which is my favorite.

    Thanks for the giveaway

  112. Mary L Stevens
    July 30, 2019 at 9:38 am

    well to tell you the truth I love them all!! I have several different ones their all beautiful!! I will be in your area in Statesville to visit my son aug 1-7 love this area!!

  113. Linda Schmidt
    July 30, 2019 at 10:19 am

    I love the reddish and yellow centers, look forward to your blog everyday.

  114. Rebecca Reavis
    July 30, 2019 at 10:20 am

    I love the red and yellow combination. But they are all so beautiful and timeless. Thank you for the great giveaway chance.

  115. Darlene Gardner
    July 30, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    I don’t know the name of my favorite day lily, but it is a peach color and the rest stop going on I 40 at Marion has an abundance of them. They are so pretty in June when I make my annual trip up to Lake Juanluska. I have also pinned this.

  116. Marcia
    July 30, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    Thank you for the info on day lilies. We had a generous space of day lilies by our pool in a previous home and I realized this summer that I need to find a perfect spot in our new home. I was reminded this spring when I saw out my front window a neighbor adding to their daylillies. This post is the perfect thing to start off my list making for this project.

  117. July 30, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Love the pictures you posted–but they are what I’ve come to expect after subscribing to your blog just shortly after you started it! It is the one I will never “unfollow” Thanks for the chance to add to my daylily collection!

  118. Donna C
    July 30, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Love all of your pictures! I like the orange, deep pink and red varieties. I have both orange and deep rose in my garden.

  119. Cheryl Foley
    July 30, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    The Hamlet daylily is so pretty! I pinned a photo, and i am a subscriber to your emails🌹

  120. Marie
    July 30, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    I love the picture of your favorite ‘Lake Norman Sunset’ Daylily. It could be come my new favorite too. I pinned it to my pinterest collection.

  121. Marie
    July 30, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    Most of the daylilies in my collection are variations of the old orange type.

  122. Marie M
    July 30, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    Mary, I had no idea there were so many varieties of daylilies . I looked at the Smokey’s Garden site and it was so hard to pick a favorite. After looking at many of their daylilies, I realized that I was very attracted to the flowers that had a ruffled edge. Three of my favorites were:Pat Kirchner, Parnet’s Pride and Laura E. Davis. I would love to win the Rebloomer collection. Thank you. MM

  123. Marie M
    July 30, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    I am an email subscriber, wouldn’t want to miss one of your lovely posts. MM

  124. Marie M
    July 30, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    My first comment seems to have been lost. Sorry if it later appears. I went to Smokey’s Garden to look at all the different daylilies. I had no idea there were so many. I seem to be partial to the flowers with a ruffl edge. Three of my favorites were: Pat Kirchner, Parent’s Pride, and Laura E. Davis. I would love to win the Rebloomer collection. thank you, MM

  125. JoAnn Geary
    July 31, 2019 at 7:19 am

    Ethereal pink or peach!~ Heavenly:)

  126. SUSAN
    July 31, 2019 at 8:08 am

    I love any shade of pink!!

  127. Cheryl
    July 31, 2019 at 9:15 am

    I have a deep yellow daylilly that I really like and also a peachy color one. All the ones you showed are beautiful. I’m restarting my flower beds after movimg into town after my husband’s passing. Good therapy!
    Always enjoy your posts!
    I also pinned a picture and I am a subscriber by email.

  128. Deb
    July 31, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Spiderman daylily……large bright red with yellow center. I bought it years ago because at the time my grandson was a huge Spiderman fan.

  129. July 31, 2019 at 10:46 am

    Just wanted to comment on the beautiful photos. Here in Jersey, I’ve had many swallow tails come to my garden just not the black ones.

  130. Dianne Chrestopoulos
    July 31, 2019 at 11:26 am

    I love the Stella del Oro day lilies, although I would love any of them that I can get into my garden. We just moved by a lake (finally) and the previous owner was a master gardener and she has some amazing things growing. I need to ADD to them! Hope I win!

  131. Sandi Lee
    July 31, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    I love all the colors of day lilies even the common everyday orange ones. They should be the answer to a prayer in the west side of my house which is too hot for much else! My lantana is doing extremely well there at the corner of the house and the day Lillie’s would be a grand addition.

  132. Carolyn
    July 31, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Love daylilies…partial to pinks and reds. Thanks for such a great gift!

  133. Carol S.
    July 31, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Thank you for this beautiful post, Mary. I love all the yellow colors and pale apricot. Pinned.

  134. July 31, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Mary,…I couldn’t pick just one image to “pin” so not only did I do your heading montage but almost all of the other pictures of the flowers themselves—so beautiful! Would love to win some so I could take such amazing pictures!!!

  135. mary
    July 31, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    I so enjoy your daily posts. My favorite daylily is By the Riverside which I bought sight unseen for the name. It is deep pink with touches of yellow. I also love Bela Lugosi which is a fun deep, deep maroon.

  136. Donna B Oliphint
    July 31, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    Oooooo! I love daylilies! All of the rebloomers are so beautiful it was hard to pick a favorite, but May May or Jedi Dot Pierce are both really pretty.

  137. Sharon
    August 1, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    I absolutely love daylilies.. I have a yellow one that reblooms. I love the pink variety in your blog post. As always you flowers and photographs are beautiful!!!!!

  138. August 1, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    Beautiful Mary! I’m in love with all your beautiful varieties and didn’t know there was such a thing as a ‘rebloomer’! As far as a favorite, I love anything in the pink/peach family. Your Lake Norman Sunset is a stunner. Jerri

  139. August 1, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    I’m a follower and pinned one of your butterfly daylily photos to my garden board! Thanks for the chance to win. Jerri

  140. August 2, 2019 at 2:20 am

    I like the Datin Chan Oi Yin and Heavenly Velocirapter the best of the daylillies!
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  141. Christine Steller
    August 2, 2019 at 7:53 am

    I love Passion in Paris & Siloam Tee Tiny! I too am a subscriber! Thank you for doing such a wonderful give-away!

  142. Sue Farmer
    August 2, 2019 at 10:17 am

    Hi Mary I haven’t found a Daylily I don’t love!!

  143. Betty
    August 2, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    Hi Mary, I’m a huge fan of all daylillies. Love your blog!

  144. August 3, 2019 at 7:34 am

    ❤️ all day lilies – but the dependable yellow Stella prolly one of my favorites. Pinned your beatific butterfly photo on Pinterest

  145. August 3, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Some of my favorite lilly colors are buttery yellow and the apricot shades.

  146. August 3, 2019 at 10:50 am

    I am one of your email subscribers. Lovely photos!

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  149. Stephanie
    August 5, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    I also like the Lake Norman Sunset daylily. Has a tropical flair! Wonder if these would grow in Miami, Florida???

  150. August 5, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    I love the Stella del Oro daylilies but really they are all so beautiful. I am also an email subscriber.

  151. August 7, 2019 at 5:58 am

    Your collection of daylilies are beautiful Mary! I love them all but am partial to pinks and peaches in my garden. Your Lake Norman Sunset is stunning. I’m a subscriber and would follow you anywhere! ‘-)

  152. August 7, 2019 at 6:00 am

    I pinned you beautiful collage and one of your butterfly blooms to my garden board. Thanks for the giveaway and chance to win.

  153. August 7, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Daylilies are some of the few flowers I can grow, lol! Yours are beautiful. I’m always drawn to cheery yellows and reds. Thank you for the giveaway and chance to win! I follow you by email.

  154. August 7, 2019 at 7:02 am

    I pinned your beautiful bouquet in your chair to my “How Does Your Garden Grow?” board.

  155. Deb
    August 7, 2019 at 7:22 am

    Hi Mary, I’m late commenting as we have been out of town. I would be thrilled to win a “rebloomer” collection of daylilies and extend the growing season. My favorite colors are yellows, whites and purple/blues in the garden, which are a favorite of the bees too. 🐝

  156. Deb
    August 7, 2019 at 8:07 am

    Pinned your daylily with butterfly to my garden board. Thank you Mary!

  157. Barbara Abbott
    August 7, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Hi Mary! I have learned so much from you. Do you have any tricks to be sure your rebloomers actually bloom more than once? I have several varieties that were sold as rebloomers, but just don’t. My daylilies have been finished for a long time in MD with an occasional Stella showing a touch of yellow.

    Thank you!

  158. August 8, 2019 at 6:04 am

    Thank you for the giveaway Mary, please throw my name into the hat! I just adore daylilies for their variety and how easy they are to grow. I love them all but am especially fond of the bi-color and double ones.

  159. Ashleigh Hall
    August 8, 2019 at 7:36 am

    I love ALL of your daylilies but ‘Lake Norman Sunset’ Daylily would be at the top of my list. We just bought a farm with quite a bit of acreage and I am planning on planting hundreds of daylilies as they are easy to maintain once established where we are. Thanks so much for the chance to win some. Have a blessed day!

  160. August 9, 2019 at 6:46 am

    I really like the color of “Only One”, but truly it’s hard to choose a favorite. They are all beautiful!

  161. Lisa Layne
    August 9, 2019 at 6:48 am

    I have pinned several photos

  162. Mary
    August 9, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    One of my all time favorite daylilies – Cherry Cheeks. I wish it was a re-bloomer!

  163. Barbara Castleman
    August 21, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Those lillies are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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