I'm daughter to Lissie, sister to Jess, wife to Brien, mom to Hannah, Lily and Eleanor. I am a stay at home mom to my girls, and my free time is dedicated to gardening (I confess I'm still a novice and look to Lissie and Jess for advice), baking and cooking, and card making. I'm doing my part to make the earth a bit greener, trying hard to avoid processed foods and HFCS, and find the "slow food" movement intriguing and inspiring. I love visits to my local farmers' market, fresh produce, reading, getting out in nature, and spending time with my family.


Catholic, homeschooler, lover of books and great wine and an amateur gardening addict.


I'm Melissa aka "Lissie", mother of Rachael and Jessica, and grandmother to a passel of the sweetest children on the planet. I'm a semi-retired public educator and professor who works from home for a small publisher. I am a lover of all things beautiful ... flowers, the mountains, nature scenes, the innocent faces of children, and my rock and fossil collection, to name a few. I enjoy shopping at the farmers' market for fresh foods and then experimenting with new recipes. Good food and good wine delight me. I love to travel so my suitcase is always packed. Like my daughters, I take pleasure in simple things ... clothes drying on the line, tomatoes so fresh they are still hot from the sun, good books, and interesting movies. I'd like to know everything before I die.
Daylily Blooms

After seeing the lovely blooms in the posts my mom and sister wrote, I thought I'd post some photos of the daylilies that are beginning to bloom in my garden.  Lady Elizabeth and Little Strawberry Shortcake just bloomed in the last 24 hours and they are both so pretty, definitely worth the wait.  

My mom and sister are so dizzy in love with daylilies that I don't think they've met one that they haven't enjoyed.  I am a bit pickier.  I don't care for strongly color contrasting variegated daylilies so I choose mostly solid varieties.  

Lady Elizabeth

Little Strawberry Shortcake 

South Seas (my absolute favorite) 

Red Hot Returns

Happy Returns 




Rach said...

Oh no. I'm picky. Really. :o) I know it's hard to believe. While I may enjoy most of the daylilies I see, I'm picky about the ones I put in my yard. The Janice Brown isn't a fave, but she was free, so there ya have it. ;o)

Your Lady Elizabeths are gorgeous and I'm thinking I need to find some room for one to come live here. ;o) And, of course, I love the Little Strawberry Shortcake. It's such a great little daylily.

Your South Seas daylily is a beauty! Not from Oakes though, right?

Jess said...

They didn't have South Seas last year when I was looking for it so I ordered it from somewhere else, can't remember where now. Looks like they've got it in stock now though.

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