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Dear Gardening Friends,

This past week I gave my Monarch butterfly program to the very interested and very interesting women of the Cape Ann Garden Club; next week I am presenting a simplified version to a group of pre-school children. It comes as no surprise to me that the beautiful life story of the Monarch is as equally enthralling to the young as it is to the young at heart!
Yellow–the color of summer–of sunlight, warmth, and joy. Did you know that yellow daylilies can be fragrant? If you are interested in creating a border of sequentially blooming species daylilies, read Chapter 16 in my book Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities! where you will find the most comprehensive list of different species of highly fragrant yellow daylilies. I leave you with this photo of the fabulously scented–of honeysuckle and citrus–yellow daylily ‘Hyperion.’
Happy Summer!
Fragrant Yellow Daylily HyperionHemerocallis ‘Hyperion’

A Summer of Fragrant Yellow Daylilies

Hemerocallis ‘Hyperion’ at sunrise

Fragrant Yellow Daylily Hyperion

Emily Dickinson writes-

Nature rarer uses yellow

Than any other hue;

Saves she all that for sunsets, –

Prodigal of blue,

Spending scarlet like a woman,

Yellow she affords

Only scantly and selectly,

Like a lover’s words.