to quote the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. As you may know from my previous two posts, I live in Camelot. The flowers that grow here in the kingdom grow without much help. That is to say, I am not much of a gardener. However, one thing I do every morning during the month of July is deadhead the Day Lilies. As many of you know, deadheading is the removal of spent or nearly spent flowers so that the plant can use those energy reserves making more plant body or flowers rather than seeds (or fruit). The results seem to be magnificent as the lilies keep on blooming for about a month. In fact this year, we will have blooms for a few weeks into the month of August. This circle of life and death appears to be a very real and practical event in the Plant Kingdom.
Patch of Hemerocalis fulva that are neither spinning or toiling
Alas, spent heads sacrificed for the good of all of the other Hemerocalis fulva blossoms.