First Daylily of the Season

by Patrick Muir on June 30, 2014

photo-5 Paula was a random visitor to my nursing home and she caught me outside ogling one of the first daylillies of the season. It’s a beautiful golden yellow and it’s a product of my good friend, Jock Mitchell’s hybridization program.

Paula was so kind as to whip out her iPhone but she warned me she didn’t know how to export pictures but that she’d work on it. Well thanks Paula for working it out so I could share with you all. I’m amazed sometimes of the high quality of images you can create on an iPhone. Thank you Mr Jobs! I like to bestow names on Jock’s creations, so what do you think of ‘Gentle Jock’? If the name fits…

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Pauline June 30, 2014 at 11:43 pm

Such a beautiful colour and the name is just right!


Patrick July 1, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Jock does agree with you. Thanks for stopping by.


New Hampshire Gardener July 1, 2014 at 4:04 pm

That’s a beautiful daylily that could carry any name. It’s good to hear that you’re able to get outside. I was hoping that you’d be able to.


Patrick July 1, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Thanks for the kind wishes, NHG.


snowbird July 1, 2014 at 4:31 pm

I love it, how about Jazzy Jock?…xxx


Patrick July 1, 2014 at 7:45 pm

Will have to check with Jock’s wife to see how jazzy he might be. Thanks, sb.


Sue Link The Northern New York Gardener July 28, 2014 at 11:57 am

Beautiful daylily! I love the pie-crusting edges on daylilies. The daylilies were great this year here in northern New York and I think it’s because of all the rain we’ve had.


Jayne September 1, 2014 at 7:16 am

Hi Patrick! And thank you to Paula – that day lily is a winner! Sorry I’ve missed some of your posts, and sorry that you were in the hospital for May! I was moving – also not a pleasant activity. But I am moved, and you are out, and the planters are looking smashing! Now on to Autumn!


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