There's a 'soggy sock' at lower left, previous day's dead bloom
on these heirloom Daylilies in my garden in late spring.
I left her with my solution: Some days I go around and deadhead the open blooms at the end of the day. I don’t have to see ‘soggy socks’ the next morning and everything is pristine when I go out.
Helen of Toronto Gardens blog finds the dead blooms even more distasteful, saying it occurred to her that they look like used condoms. I offered the soggy sock analogy so she could get that image out of her head.
Helen might be right -- look on the ground!
When I deadhead 'soggy socks' I toss them into
the mulch. In a day or two they're all dried up.
Brocaded Gown and Nicotiana
I can never remember which of the reds I'm seeing: Superlative,
Kent's Favorite II or the seedling that looks like the others.
Byran Paul has a thin white edge that distinguishes him.
Salmon Sheen, almost as old as I, was a Stout
Medal winner when I was in grade school.
Sammy Russell came to me mislabeled.
He's a good landscape specimen.
Old Red Daylily we've always had.
Garden Name "Meet My Sister"
Garden Name "Saddle Oxfords"
Little Gypsy Eyes
When I deadhead late in the day, I put all the open blooms on a tray and take them to the compost bin, admiring them on the way and decorating the mulch when they reach their destination.
Old leaking cow trough repurposed as my compost bin.