Friday, June 19, 2009
I knew, in a theoretical kind of way, that there were a lot of varieties of Daylilies. It didn't really prevent my non-stop gaping at a Daylily garden, though.
One of our wildflower group couples gave us a tour of their garden this week.
Their main focus is Daylilies -- they have hundreds of them.
I doubt I'll ever be as dedicated a gardener.
But I'm lucky to have friends who are.
All the types were labeled, but non-dedicated non-gardener that I am, I didn't take down any names.
If you're dying to know about any particular one, I can probably find out.
Daylilies are Hemerocallis sp. The name in Greek is a combination of Hemera (day) and Kallos (beautiful).
I wrote about words using Kallos before, when talking about Beautyberry. Every time I come across it in a botanical name, I still crack up, remembering that comment about a track team and their cry of "Callipygious!"