Summer is slowly sliding by.
The proof is in the daylilies.
Their lush bursts of color are finally blinking out, and are 
now only lonesome bright dashes in the garden landscape.
Out of dozens and dozens, 
only two blooms of Joan Senior remain.

 Eenie Fanfare - completely gone.

These have been divided and divided, spread far and wide in the garden.
They GLOW from afar when the sun lights them, and even in the gloaming.
What a great word - exactly fitting what it names. 
Now they're all spent.

This morning I spent a couple of hours cutting them all back, 
giving these ladies their fall hairdo. Garden tasks mark time's passing.
The summer is slowly sliding away.


marie said...

Hi Sue!
Do you cut your day lilies all the way done to the ground? When do you divide them? It's (past) time to work on my own!
I've enjoyed the recent posts...sculptures, fountains, lighthouses and headless creatures...a bit of everything!!

Meghan St. Clair said...

i adore how much you love your garden!

Sweet Annabelle said...

At this time of year, I cut them down to about 8 inches. Not all the way down, like I will before the frost, but enough to tidy them up. After they bloom, they get so many dead leaves and just look generally unkempt. Like they need a trip to the salon! hahahaha

Mindy Whipple said...

I love peeking into your garden - such beautiful flowers. Thankful that though summer is sliding away that it is sliding slowly for now.