About a month ago I laid out a new bed just for seeds - which I will show you next week - promise. It is not nearly large enough for my plans, so some renovating was in order.
This area is one of my favorite spots, but doesn't really add anything to the landscape. I planted Pacific Daisies [Ajania pacifica] more than five years ago. They provide lovely foliage for arrangements and bloom a small field of pink in late October, but most of the year this patch is a hodge podge of whatever has spread over there. So, an hour of not-so-hard work and I cleared 90% of the daisies, plus all the odds and ends.
Now, important stuff. FREE to a good home. In the third photo you can see three clumps of day lilies in front of the wall. I could not bring myself to just rip them up. While I do have a couple of places I could put them, I would rather find them new homes. They are the "red" daylily that was developed here in Richmond. I think their name is 'Richmond Spider' [the local college mascot is Spider and their colors are navy and red - get it?]. I am trying to get more information to pass along if anyone wants them.
Each of the existing clumps is about 12 inches across and will divide into at least three smaller clumps and should bloom next spring if you plant them this fall. They are a vigorous plant and grow large with blooms that are about five inches across and prolific. I am a new fan of day lilies, so can only tell you that this one is the biggest - both clump and flower - and most impressive daylily I have ever seen.
If you live in the U.S. and want a clump, please leave me a comment and then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can exchange addresses and I will get them off to you within the next two weeks, so that you can get them planted before are really hard frost. I would like nothing better than to think they were living with friends, and I promise you will love them.