Wednesday, February 10, 2010

D for Desiderata --- Daylilies!

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D is for Desiderata ---
D is for Daylilies!

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The following definition was taken from Wickipedia:
Desiderata (Latin for "desired things") is the plural form of desideratum.

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The Free Dictionary .com lists the definition as:
(besides being the plural form) "considered necessary or highly desired."

(name unknown- lost tag)

by Max Ehrmann

(H fulva 'Kwanzo')

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.

(name unknown)

As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.

(name unknown)

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others,

(Pardon Me)

even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

(Fragrant Treasure)

Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit.

(Purple d'Oro)

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

(name unknown)

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

(name unknown)

Exercise caution in your business affairs,

(My Reggae Tiger)

for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;

(Strawberry Candy)

many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

(Rosy Returns)

Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.

(name unknown - lost tag)

Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,

(Siloam Dream Baby)

it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

(Pretty in Pink)

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.

But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.

(Summer Wine)

Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

(name unknown - tag lost)

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.

(name unknown)

You are a child of the universe

(Stella Supreme)

no less than the trees and the stars;

you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

(Custard Candy)

Therefore be at peace with God,

whatever you conceive Him to be.

(Ed Brown)

And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.

(Spiritual Corridor)

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

(Happy Returns)

(Can you believe I couldn't find a photo of 'Stella d'Oro?' or 'Miracle Maid.' Nor do I have yet a good photo of 'Startle' or the newest addition to the gardens (last Fall) 'Siloam Double Classic.')

Desiderata was in fact written around 1920 (although some say as early as 1906), and certainly copyrighted in 1927, by lawyer Max Ehrmann (1872-1945) based in Terre Haute, Indiana.

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Among the desiderata of your days, make sure you are taking time to Enjoy each of those things on your list. :-)


Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Beautiful post, I love daylilies! You are lucky to have such a terrific collection of them. I had forgotten about the 'go placidly..' quote, it is beautiful and so calming. ~Rebecca

Roger Owen Green said...

Those are lovely flowers.

Unfortunately, Desiderata has been totally ruined for me by some parody (National Lampoon, I think), but it is a nice sentiment.

On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you!

Darla said...

Very nice post and great collection of Daylilies.

Randy Emmitt said...

Looks like you live in day lily heaven! Makes one yearn for summer. I think we have 2 crocus blooms if I was ever here to see the sun shining.

Rosemary said...

What a great variety of daylilies. Fragrant Treasure is one I have and love. One I will look for now is Pardon Me looks like it flowers and flowers.

Gail said...

Love the daylilies...They were my first loves and the first plants I bought sight unseen from a catalog that hadn't any photos! I have always like the Desiderata~~child of the universe fits! gail

Shady Gardener said...

Rebecca, I was actually rather surprised, when I created this post, that I had so many daylilies! ha.

Hi Roger, Thanks for stopping by!

Darla, I'm glad you visited. My daylilies are here and there... so I was surprised when I put them together for the post. :-)

Hi Randy, If conditions were better, I might have more daylilies than I have! ha. They are so pretty... post your crocus!

Hi Rosemary, Pardon Me has smaller flowers, but it's very sturdy and has blossoms, and blossoms, and blossoms! I couldn't even begin to count the number of blossoms it had last Summer! :-)

Hi Gail - My gardens are "all over" around here... so I hadn't realized the number of plants I have. I'd like to make room for more...ha. :-)

Nutty Gnome said...

What a beautiful collection of daylilies!

Thank you for posting the Desiderata - it's many, many years since I read it through in full and I'd forgotten how much I like it! :)

Noelle said...

Your daylily photos are all so colorful and beautiful. I grew an orange variety years ago...

Shady Gardener said...

Nutty Gnome, Thanks for your visit. If you were truly standing here, you wouldn't know I had so many, either. ;-) They're spread out.

Noelle, Thank you! There is a very common (and prolifically spreading) orange lily that people refer to as the "ditch lily." It is beautiful and if it can be severely confined, it looks great with a lavender clematis. ;-) I maintained this situation at our earlier residence. ;-)

joey said...

A lovely post, Shady. I adore daylilies and you have some beauties! Happy Valentine's Day <3

Anonymous said...

We still have this decoupaged to a board, including the church thingey. The hippie anthem we called it. It still rings true, even if it is from more recent times. And LOVE the daylilies! :-)

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a beautiful collection of Daylilies. I don't think I realized you had so many. I've heard they can be addictive :)

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Joey, Happy Valentine's Day to you! :-)

Frances, I hadn't thought of it for a long time, but the word desideratum came to my mind last night for my post.... important things for sure (daylilies among other flowers!). ha.

Hi Catherine! Watch out!! YOU need them! :-)

Rose said...

A beautiful message, Shady! Thanks for the inspiration--I needed a pick-me-up today. I have fallen in love with daylilies the last few years and keep adding a few more each year. You have a gorgeous collection. The last photo looks a lot like Stella, don't you think? The second photo looks like a few I have, too; I'm wondering what they're called.

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

I never tire of daylilies! You have a beautiful collection!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Rose, You are welcome! :-) We all have days like that. You're right to think this last group looks like Stella, but I'm thinking it's actually a clump that resides in front of the house. The clump is larger and the flowers are, too. It's just hard to tell from the photo.

Hi Jackie, I don't tire of them either.... I'm wondering if I don't have room for just one more? ;-)

Andrea said...

Hi, you have a really wonderful collection of colors, marvelous, stunning, etc, i ran out of superlatives. How i wish i can have some of those colors too. We have a few here (orange) though, which is not found in your collection. I specifically want the yellow and the brown-red! Wow, great. I dont know if our lily is daylily too, the Hipeastrum.

Anonymous said...

Lovely poem, great sentiments and gorgeous daylily pics... just what we needed in the depths of winter!


Rosey Pollen said...

Holy Smokes, what a bunch of stunning lilies. I just get tickled when the ONE that I have blooms. I need to expand my horizons, and find some more that can survive harsh winters. Which ones are the most hardy?


ShySongbird said...

Such beautiful flowers and such lovely colours! What a great reminder of Summer and I enjoyed the quotes too :)

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Andrea, Thank you for your visit and nice comments. I have only the one double orange daylily. It is fairly aggressive, much like what we call the common "ditch lily" here. I just visited your site - you have a lovely spot on this Earth!

Hi Deb! It looks as though you're gearing up for a great new Spring season. I cannot help but think that your efforts are Greatly Appreciated. I'm sure you're meeting many interesting (and like-minded?) people these days!

Hi Rosey! Thanks for the laugh! :-) I would think daylilies would grow very well for you. We have always been in zone 4 (I grew up in zone 3) and daylilies are very healthy in both zones. Now, as you know, they're changing the designations... doesn't mean the plants won't continue to do well, however. Check out these plants - they're little mini-clumps when they're not blooming and the foliage is a great contrast to that of other plants.

Shady Gardener said...

Thank you Shy Songbird for visiting me today. I've been so enjoying your photos of the birds you feature on your blog. :-)

Tumblewords: said...

How beautiful! Love the colors and styles. Also absolutely wild about the hyacinth in the post which follows this - I'd like to try that. Beautiful!

ChrisJ said...

What a gorgeous array of day lilies! We have Fortnight Lilies, because they bloom every two weeks. I like them so much that quite a few years ago, I gathered up seed from the dead ones and scattered them throughout the yard. We now have PLENTY on display throughout the spring through fall.

Shady Gardener said...

Tumblewords, Thank you for your visit. You should try forcing hyacinth. It was much easier than I'd thought! :-)

ChrisJ, I've never heard of Fortnight Lilies. I just looked them up, though. I see they wouldn't be hardy here... do you suppose they could be grown in a pot that would winter over indoors here?