It was like a dream come true the moment I stepped into the Temperate and Highlands Section of the Growers Garden at Floria 2011. I am really delighted to see these exquisitely gorgeous blooms of daylilies, my favourite flower.
“Putrajaya Floria 2011 Part 4 - Dream Lilies at the Temperate Garden”, a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ http://www.mynicegarden.com/ on July 12th, 2011.
This is the moment that I have been waiting for - to be greeted by so many gorgeous daylilies!
Last year I only get to see them in floral arrangements and bouquets, but this year, there is a whole garden filled with these lovely lilies. These are real ones where I could touch the leaves, feel the silky-smooth petals and bask in their fragrance. As I know, daylily is an ingredient in the Romance range of Ralph Lauren perfumes.
Now, I shall enjoy the moment, no matter how brief, to have, to hold;
and to delight in Mother Nature's wonderful creations.
I'm quite sure that such gorgeous flowers are beautiful gifts bestowed by heaven
upon humans and other creatures on earth.
In the hot and humid lowlands, we can't get them to bloom. I have only seen the orange and yellow daylilies in the cooler places like Genting Highlands. Have they been specially flown in? Well, at least that's what the florists always tell us and they charge exorbitant prices.
The plant originated from East Asia (China, Japan, Korea) but nowadays there are many ornamental varieties and cultivars from America.
The name Hemerocallis comes from the Greek words 'hēmera' for "day" and 'kalos' meaning "beautiful" (Wikipedia).
A daylily only blooms for a single day.
If in the morning, we are enchanted with the fragrance of the daylilies, at night we will surely be captivated by the extremely fragrant blooms of the "pokok sundal malam", Polianthes tuberosa.