Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Accomac Revisited

daylilies 016 When I wrote about my trip to visit my cousin in Accomac, Virginia, little did I know that I would be going back a month later. But after leaving Annapolis on June 14 to help Brent, Katie and family move to Savannah, that's exactly where we headed.

When we were in Accomac in May, the garden featured lots of iris in bloom. You can see some of them HERE. This time the daylilies were putting on a show. Here are a few.

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These are just a few of the varieties of daylilies that my cousin Mary has planted in raised beds all over the Accomac Hotel property. My only disappointment was that the Mary Belle Belin, named for our grandmother, was not yet blooming. But I did snap a few pictures of some beautiful hydrangeas.

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And for a bit of garden whimsy, here's a clever use for a retired urinal.

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For more Outdoor Wednesday, take a look at what Susan has in store at A Southern Daydreamer. You surely won't be disappointed by what others are showing in the great outdoors.

40 comments:

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Fabulous. Love the lilies and hydrangeas. Interesting use of a urinal!

Christi

Kathleen said...

What beautiful lilies! The deer have been doing a job on mine, and also my hydrangeas!

Maryrose said...

Hi,
What gorgeous lilies and hydrangeas. You captured some beautiful pictures. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

~Maryrose~

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Kathy! These are incredibly beuatiful flowers. There is one lily with a ruffled edge in pink that just takes my breath away. And the hydrangeas! Oh, gorgeous! I would be so interested to see the one named for your grandmother. What an honor to have a flower named for you. She must have been a very special lady.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

OMG, Who would have thought a urinal could look so beautiful. I loved the use of this, it is so unique. The hydrangeas were beautiful. Love the walk with all of the colorful flowers. Thanks for sharing. I have signed up to follow your BLOG. I have to come back and look more. Please pop over and say hi. I would love for you to sign up and follow as well. Country Hugs, Sherry

Becky K. said...

The daylilies are stunning. Such lacy little edges.

Have a happy day!

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful flowers. Wish the lilies would last longer.
Glenda

Sandra said...

Such beautiful flowers! What an unusual way to display a urinal. hee hee!
Blessings,
Sandra

Janie's World said...

Beautiful flowers! I love the lacy lily. I can't say I'm a fan of the urinal, even if it is holding pretty flowers!

Lisa Shatzer said...

I love the pink daylilies, you don't see them very often.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

UP sooo close and personal -- the shot of your iris and flowers were to die for!

I especially love the second one... the texture .. unreal.

LOL and like others have said -- who'd have "thunk" a urinal would or could be a pretty spot??

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Kathy,
These are some of the most beautiful daylilies that I have ever see. I truly loved the cream with the ruffles, most beautiful, thank you for sharing.
Sue

xinex said...

The day lilies and hydrangeas are so pretty. And that urinal is funny. I betcha it will make a big statement if that were in our garden, hubby being a urologist, lol!...Christine

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

I've seen bathtubs and even a kitchen sink as a garden ornament, but a urinal has got to be the first. Hilarious! Happy OW!

g said...

Oh, god. I love those over-the-top ruffled and outrageous daylilies!!

To be clear - I really love the understated and pure yellow spidery natural daylillies.....but then I also love the crazy ruffly ones!!!!!

Beautiful post.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I have to say several of those look mighty familiar. I love Day lilies and have a couple dozen different variety in my yard. As I said in an earlier post DH mowed my black DL down, but it is coming back.
Thanks for sharing these.
Molly

Light and Voices said...

Photographs of Daylilies look so perfect that they almost don't look real. Nice job!
Joyce M

RobinfromCA said...

Those daylilies are just beautiful! I only ever see the yellow and orange ones here so these were a real treat! The bed pan planter is a riot!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

Keetha Broyles said...

Those day lilies are sooooooo gorgeous - - - all those pistils and stamens visible for the naked eye to see!!!!!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Kathy!
You asked about the lemon tree and how old it was. We started it from a seed 17 years ago, and it is now a beautiful shade tree. Thanks so much for enjoying the story. Over the years it has brought me such joy to sit and look at that tree and know that it was truly blessed by God. Especially seeing as how the nursery told us it would never bear fruit. Little do they know about blessings from above when a childs heart is involved. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will come again. Country Hugs, Sherry

Joyce said...

Beautiful pictures...the lilies are so pretty up here this year...my mom and I were saying they must love wet weather because we've had buckets of rain and the lilies are the healthiest we've seen in a while.

Marina Capano said...

Hi,
What gorgeous lilies and hydrangeas!

just beautiful!

xoxo

Terry said...

I love all your beautiful pictures, but I tend to lean more towards the day lillies.

Brenda said...

I do love some garden whimsy! Very clever idea! I don't have daylilies or hydrangeas at the moment. But those are simply gorgeous, and they are on the top of my list come decent digging weather!
Brenda

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Beautiful daylilies and hydrangeas. The colors are wonderful.

Mary said...

What wonderful images! The flowers and your pictures of them are beautiful and show amazing clarity.
Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

stefanie said...

your photos are beautiful, thank you so much for sharing.

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

All of the flowers are beautiful but I really love the urinal planted with flowers. I love unusual planters in the garden.
Happy OW!

Tonja said...

Just beautiful! How green and lush everything looks!

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

That urinal would go perfect in the garden I saw on another post with the mattress spring trellis!

Beautiful daylilies and great photos of them!

Rain said...

Beautiful photos! The dusty pink daylily is my favourite!

Just Breathe said...

Excellent pictures. Thank you for sharing them.

Candy said...

Lovely show of lilies. I have never seen such colors. And the little green grass hopper is enjoying them too.

I love 'off the wall' garden whimsy. (pun intended ;-)

Great post.
Candy

mbkatc230 said...

What beautiful flowers she has! So lush and colorful. My favorite are the hydrangeas, they won't really grow here - way to hot and dry, but I adore them. Thanks for sharing these. Happy OW. Kathy

momma said...

i love the day lilies. and the urinal is just hilarious!!!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gorgeous flowers and your photos of them are so pretty. I would never have thought to reuse a urinal for anything!! laurie

KayC. said...

Great photos. I love anything that has flowers in it, so your post is great!

Blondie's Journal said...

Kathy,

I loved seeing all the different colored daylilies you have. I have the standard yellow and orange and just planted some pink ones. What inspiration you gave me to add more color!!

I also love your hydrangea. It is a little extra work to get the blue color, but well worth it!!

The urinal was a LOL moment!!!

Happy OW!! :-)

xoxo
Jane

niartist said...

Gorgeous! Simply gorgeous! Love everything about these photos, as I've used various colors of daylilies in my own yard. (I'm just waiting for them to bloom!) LOL! Thank you for sharing these super inspirational photos!

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