Combining Daylilies with a Photo Challenge

As you know every week I enter into the Weekly Photo Challenge run by The Daily Post by WordPress.   Even with a sense of disloyalty, there comes a time to look around at other photo challenges.   The saying “A change is as good as a rest” rings true.

There are certainly a lot of photo challenges about, but there is one blogger who I visit regularly who runs a Weekly Sunday Post.

Jake’s blog  JakesPrinter  is a fascinating and clever,  which is not surprising as Jake is a graphic artist and photographer.

I have chosen the challenge on Jake’s blog this week because it is CLOSE UP and as a lover of macro photography I felt inspired.  That in itself is a relief, because my blogging enthusiasm has dried up over the last week.

This post has also given me the opportunity to include another idea for a blog post I had a few weeks ago and until now haven’t taken it any further.  So I am going to kill two birds with one stone, so to speak.

At the end of July I went to the New Forest and while I was there I paid a visit to Pollies Lilies and met Polly and her husband Terry.  They run a Daylily specialist nursery and I snapped away at the very many varieties of daylily,  but failed to make a note of their names.

Polly and Terry have the National Collection of Daylilies and I had no idea there were so many varieties:  short, tall, rounded, ruffled, doubles, spider, early, mid and late.  The colours range from white to burgundy and any combination in between.  I have one orange double daylily in the front garden and once a flower has died and dropped off it throws out new flowers and continues that way for months.

Daylilies are a flower that some people just won’t have in their gardens, and a bit like Marmite, you either love or hate them.  I love them and will certainly have a few more in my garden for next year.

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12 thoughts on “Combining Daylilies with a Photo Challenge

  1. Thank you so much for the lovely photographs, Ronnie and for giving us such a kind feature.


  2. Love your pictures of these beautiful daylilies!


  3. Hi Ronnie,

    I’ve only tried Daylilies this year and have seen some gorgeous ones on Pollie’s website, it’s just a shame it isn’t so easy to order from them otherwise I’d be getting a few of the dark pinks and probably whites!
    Not sure why I’ve never had any before, but in general I put it down to not seeing them very often in the UK; we just don’t seem to be that bothered about them compared to US blogs where people often have a large variety! Mine didn’t even have specific names on them so I’ve no idea what colour mine will be when they eventually bloom (still small).


  4. these macro shots are so clear and beautiful


  5. These close-ups are amazing!


  6. I’m a lover, and it’s great to see them photographed properly. My husband designs gardens so flowers are definitely us! Nice to meet you.


  7. I think you have made a good decision I am struggling with this weeks theme. I might adopt someone else’s theme. I will think about it for a day or so. However your pictures as usual are lovely. Have a good week x


  8. Lovely photography, especially the second one!


  9. I love them too and certainly would after seeing those pictures…i bet their daylilies are amazing.


  10. I really love your subject for this week theme my friend beautiful flowers, Thanks for sharing 🙂


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