Remember how I sat on the patio Saturday morning, watching the rain and sipping my coffee? I sat down in one of my comfy chairs this morning and before I'd even settled in and taken a sip, I knew this morning was going to be nothing like Saturday. I didn't even last 5 minutes ... it was too darned warm and humid to be out there. Even enticements like the bloom on the Web of Intrigue daylily failed to keep me outside.
And, by the way, why do daylily growers and hybridizers persist in calling colors such as this one "cream"? Daylily color descriptions frequently disappoint me. If they call it "pink", it's usually what I would call "peach". Pfui. I'd probably complain about the color description being not to my liking on this one too ... if I could find the tag or remember what the heck it is. (The HG has no sympathy for me, needless to say.) Based on where I planted it, I did not expect it to be these colors! I like it, don't get me wrong. I don't like it THERE, though.
Perhaps I'd better sign off and go work in the shady front gardens for a while. I believe I should take out some of my frustrations on weeds and spent plants. It's a good thing I have a night out with friends planned ... surely it will put me in a better mood for tomorrow morning!
By the way, thanks for the tip on the Carrell book--I'll check it out. And I do love that sun coleus you found over the weekend!
MGRR, I've been coming inside earlier all the time. I'm also training myself to go back out in the evening.
Rose, it seems like I'm feeling the H&H more this year. Pfui on that!
Gail, somewhere I have such an article, might even be by Mrs G, that lists the colors as described in catalogs and tells you what they really are. It's painfully familiar.
Caitlin, I left you a comment on the daylily. I say move it in the fall to a spot where the color is better suited.