02 June 2009

lemon lilies in bloom

These are a stand of lemon lilies (Hemerocallis flava) that, incredibly, I didn’t know I had when I went online and bought 24 more last year. One can see them from one’s (ahem) back door if one has one’s eyes (ahem) open (ahem).

I love lemon lilies! I love the fact that they’re blooming now; I love their thin, grassy foliage; and I love their color (even if it is a little washed out by my malfunctioning camera here).


  1. Anonymous11:04 AM

    How bright and cheery are those! Such a pretty, buttery yellow. :)

  2. Thanks, Nancy! I really like these, and also the fact that they're so early. Some gardeners think they smell lemony, too, but they just smell sweet to me. If I had gotten closer in, I maybe could have captured the late-afternoon light shining through the petals. It was pretty wonderful.