Charley and I spent the last few days in the Berkshires marketing my latest book, The Pacas Are Coming! ZuZu and the Crias and delivering more copies of A Berkshire Tale to the vendors. The Berkshire Botanical Garden is one of those lovely places which carries my books and it is the setting in A Berkshire Tale for the spring story about saving monarch butterflies.
Right now the daylily path is filled with colorful blossoms and I thought I’d share some of them with you.A member of the Hemerocallis genus, the daylily really is an adaptable perennial with over 60,000 registered cultivars. Although the flowers typically last only 24 hours, there are multiple buds which continue to open after the spent blossoms have fallen away. Most daylily plants bloom from one to five weeks with some “rebloomers” coming back later in the season. It’s a hardy plant with vividly colored petals, many having inner eyes of a contrasting hue. And if you plant them in your yard, you get lots of “bang for your buck” because at the end of the season, they can be divided and planted elsewhere for even more blooms the next year.
Wishing you a peaceful week filled with simple pleasures. Clare💕