Saturday, July 13, 2013

Souvenir of Maine

I bought this small-flowered day lily probably more than 30 years ago from Philip White in Monroe ME. My mother had heard of him as a daylily grower. On my next visit to my parents the 3 of us drove inland to his remote little farm. He had many daylilies blooming as well as Asclepias ("can you tongue it? " he challenged me). I bought some others but this little one has lasted, surviving even the Great Yard Cleanup. I wish I could remember its name, and be absolutely certain that it is the one I bought from Mr. White, rather than the other similar one I bought closer to home around the same time. It might be either Golden Chimes or the result of his crossing that with something else.

Location:Wheaton MD

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