Lilies of the Ditch

We love our common day lilies. Known as “roadside lilies” or, as some people call them “ditch lilies,” these plants are so easy to grow that who wouldn’t love them?

We’ve heard that some gardeners don’t like how invasive they are. Or maybe they don’t like the fact that the blooms last only one day. We’re certainly not snobs here on Lydia Street but we do wish that the blossoms could be used in floral arrangements without wilting. Sigh.

Ditch lilies (and their upscale cousins, daylilies) are plentiful in our neighborhood and loved for their prolific foliage and happy orange blossoms that bloom all summer long.

Lilies of the Ditch


About Dianna Ott

Lydia Street is about an old house, a new garden and the adventures of the lovely and talented occupants, Dianna and Christe. We love our dogs; we love to cook; we love to garden; and we have too many house projects going on at the same time. We also have plenty of stories to tell.
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  1. Pingback: Kindness Caused me to Fall in Love with the ‘Daylily’ | A HEALTHY LIFE FOR ME

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