In the Garden with Rachel: Daylilies and Hydrangeas

(c) Terri Robertson, T's Southern Garden Blog 2018

To properly represent late May blooms in Alabama on this blog, I visited my friend Rachel a couple of weeks ago. She grows daylilies and hydrangeas, which I don’t have in my own yard.

As I made the hour drive from Birmingham to Tuscaloosa, I was worried the weather wasn’t going to cooperate. But after a short storm, the skies cleared for a lovely evening of wine, appetizers and catching up on the patio.

(c) Terri Robertson, T's Southern Garden Blog 2018

I timed my visit to catch the hydrangeas at their peak. Aren’t they gorgeous? I love how some pink shows through the blue in the blooms below.

(c) Terri Robertson, T's Southern Garden Blog 2018

The mass a daylilies sweeping along the curve of the patio was an unexpected bonus to my trip. Rachel shared that when they moved in, the daylilies were scattered about the yard. They dug them up and replanted them en masse for a grand statement.

(c) Terri Robertson, T's Southern Garden Blog 2018
This is Roper, a cocker spaniel. He was in constant motion during my visit, but Rachel plied him with treats so I could capture him in portrait.

A single bright red-orange lily stands out among the others. This was a gift from Rachel’s late mother-in-law. When they moved, they dug it up and took it with them to their new home.

(c) Terri Robertson, T's Southern Garden Blog 2018

Next, we headed to the circle garden, which is divided into quadrants. (Roper came along to help.)

(c) Terri Robertson, T's Southern Garden Blog 2018There the lilies are divided into groups based on bloom time. This beauty was showing off, raindrops and all.

(c) Terri Robertson, T's Southern Garden Blog 2018

I hope you enjoyed this visit to Rachel’s garden as much as I did. Please stop by again soon! Tomorrow, I’ll post for In a Vase on Monday from the mountains of Clayton, Georgia.

Author: Terri Robertson

I am a freelance writer, editor and creative concept developer. I'm also a novice gardener who creates arrangements using cuttings and plants from my yard, vintage containers, and found objects both natural and manmade.

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