For this week’s yard bouquet, I’m happy to say that I managed to catch the tail end of the blooming period for our Stella de Oro daylilies. This particular variety of daylilies are miniatures — they only reach about a foot tall — and I made the mistake of planting them behind several peonies so they’re hidden and I tend to forget about them. But I rediscovered them this weekend and clipped a few. We didn’t have enough to justify a whole bouquet, so I cut a couple of our Shasta daisies too. I hesitated to include the Shasta daisies in this bouquet because they bloom all summer and I’m pretty sure that I’ll need to include them in other yard bouquets as the season wears on. But they looked pretty with the daylilies so I didn’t resist.
In retrospect, making a yard bouquet of daylilies probably wasn’t my wisest move since they only bloom for, well, a day. But they were quite enjoyable that entire day.
Both Stella de Oro daylilies and Shasta daisies are easy to grow and drought tolerant. The deer and rabbits are also avoiding both (although for the daylilies, that may just be because they’re obscured by the peonies). If you’re looking for some cheerful perennials for your garden that require little maintenance, these plants won’t disappoint. Just remember to plant the daylilies in the front of your garden.
If you’re interested in seeing my previous 11 free bouquets clipped from our garden, click on the “Yard bouquets” link below.