It takes a long time to plant a squillion day lilies.
A chance encounter with a perfect stranger at the beauty shop led to this gardening adventure. She recognized my love for gardening and invited me to her house for "some" day lilies. Miss Nola, at least in her seventies, hat on, hoe in hand, on her four acres of land is a gardening marvel. She probably has five hundred, maybe more, day lilies growing in pots under big shade trees.
She has five different colors.
She has day lilies in big pots and small pots.
She gave me many of these in different colors, including red, and we dug day lilies from long rows in the side yard as well.
She had rows of iris blooming.
Various ferns in terracotta pots.
Her indoor plants stay in the barn in the winter, including a five foot tall lime tree.
She is a serious gardener to grow limes in central Georgia.
An enormous walking iris.
Delicate candy tuft and pink verbena.
She gave me three oak leaf hydrangeas, three ginger lilies, candy tuft, an enormous cactus, and more day lilies than I could count. It has taken Joe and I a day and a half to get them in the ground or in planters. I am bone tired and have been awake since 5:30 am.
I gave her a terracotta planter of ghost plants.
Pitiful but she does not want more plants she says.
She enjoys giving them away.
Never underestimate the generosity of a stranger.
Joy and Peace