Bright shadows of July

This past July a small group of friends and I took a morning stroll through Monet’s Garden, a floral exhibition and tribute to the great painter’s horticultural masterpiece at Giverny, artfully arranged for the summer months in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden. (Don’t worry. I’ll get back to that visit soon enough.) Most mornings might seem too short before it’s suddenly time for lunch, but the days of high summer are long. Near the garden’s restaurant is an extensive collection of daylilies so off we went in that direction afterwards. Dozens of cultivars line both sides of the sinuous Dayllily Walk. Others might raise their heads from the garden’s beds, here and there, but these along the walk are a particularly useful collection for study and comparison. And to keep on hand to brighten dull winter days with their cheery blooms.


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