Saturday, June 26, 2010

Jean's perennial beds . . .

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There is a sign out in front of our house that states, "Daylilies For Sale." People all the time stop to see the daylilies but end up taking the most time viewing Jean's perennial beds. They have been absolutely glorious this year. Jean spends a lot of time grooming them so they show to their fullest possible brilliance. The annuals she uses in the front border are marigolds 'Janie' which she starts in the greenhouse every March. Yes, I do allow her some space!!!! These first three pictures are along the side of our property (you can see the neighbor's house in one and it is not as close as it appears in the picture). The first one is the left side and the second one is the right side which takes a 45° turn toward the driveway, the third is a continuation. There is a split rail fence behind the gardens. Hope you enjoy her artistry.

If you enlarge the third picture by left clicking on the image, you will see the color of the phlox (bright fuchsia). When Jeff Salter visited, he saw that color and said, "Why can't we get a color like that in daylilies?"Good question!

This is what we refer to as the raised bed. Mountain rock were used to build a wall to raise the bed.


Please enjoy the fruits of her labor. If you enjoy them, leave her a comment at the bottom of this page.

Exciting things happen to those who hybridize daylilies!

Life is very, very good.



  1. Absolutely beautiful!!! I do so love a mixed perennial bed! Jean, yours are great!
    Linda Hassler

  2. Beautiful flowers! I used to be able to find Janie Primrose marigolds at garden centers. It was a very soft yellow and such a pretty edger. Janies are a good series of marigolds. Wish I could find Primrose again. tfs

  3. Hi Jean - Can you come over to my house to play in the dirt with me? I LOVE everything you've done with the combination of plants. Thanks Lee for including these pictures. Miss you both!

  4. Great flower beds Jean! Thanks for letting Lee come to Hot Springs! My wife plants nasturtium along the front of our beds and they bloom in a "hot orange" color.

  5. I know I'm a year late but pictures of great gardening efforts don't have an expiration date. I enjoyed these pics thoroughly and know that your beds are probably even more beautiful this year.
    You two are an awesome team.

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