Rained yesterday and a bit more rain on the way! Foggy, moist morning but the hummers are out and so are the birds. The bees and butterflies will probably arrive later today.
Today, I will share photos of daylilies after a rain. My yard is filled with daylilies which usually bloom throughout the summer and into fall. I expect that this will be a short season because of the very warm winter and the lack of rain early in the spring. I bought most of my daylilies from Hoot Owl Hollow (http://www.hootowlhollow.com), a place of serenity in Athens. They also have an online shop. They are closed for the season locally but you can still make an appointment to visit.
Living in Athens, I am often asked how I keep the deer out of my yard. Deer are easy. I wish that I knew how to keep the rabbits, raccoons and skunks away! To keep the deer away I start early in the spring sprinkling Deer Scram throughout the yard. I supplement with Liquid Fence and Bobbex. At the beginning, I usually put down deer repellant every couple of weeks and then I only use it "as needed". My flowerbeds are in bloom all season without deer activity. A couple of years ago, a Doe left her Fawn in my flowerbed and did not eat one lily. Yes, amazing!
Enjoy the After The Rain Daylily Photos!