Nana’s First Daylilies
Three Rosie Myers, one Peach Magnolia, one Double Purple and one Highland Lord are the first of many varieties of daylilies Nana hopes to have. These are already planted and doing beautifully.
Not all were in bloom when purchased, but a “parent” display of each variety revealed the magnificence in store for Nana’s Garden once they do. And much to my delight, it has already happened! The Peach Magnolia and Double Purple are equally spectacular; still waiting for the late blooming Highland Lord to share its beauty. Wonderful Wally and Nana have enjoyed the Rosie Myers all week – bought these gorgeous daylilies only last weekend on a “Gone Wild” Adventure with Mimi.
So what is a Gone Wild Adventure and who is Mimi, you ask? Mimi is a dear friend from a past life who seems to know all the neatest, hole-in-the-wall places to shop; tastiest places to eat; best junk and second-hand stores in town; and comes up with the craziest and most unique crafts you can imagine. I don’t know where she finds the time to Google and scour the Internet for her adventure ideas but I’m glad she has invited me to tag along and to be her “partner in crime” so to speak.
After a few outings, some of Mimi’s search skills are bound to rub off on Nana, and I may become the instigator for a few of our Gone Wild Adventures. Of course, you understand that everything is relative – wild for two old gals past 60 years of age with very little money to spend is closer to the definition of tame. But we may just surprise our readers.
I am not sure how often we’re going to blog about our adventures, but it will debut soon and will be called – you guessed it, Nana and Mimi Gone Wild Adventures to be posted on Central Florida Online (www.centralfloridaonline.com) where you also find Nana’s Home and Garden.
Sorry to make you wait for Mimi’s first post on our adventure to the Lake Wales Farmers Market, after which Nana will take the lead to tell about you the best place in all of Polk County to buy daylilies. Stay tuned.
Glenda Mink, a self-taught copycat who learns from others, is now officially retired after 22 1/2 years with Polk County government. She co-operates her oldest son’s successful publishing company with soul mate (now also retired) Wonderful Wally. Nana to two teenage grandchildren, Cameron and CayLeigh, she describes herself as an “expert on nothing,” but hopes readers will find inspiration and a few good ideas from re-invented projects for use around home and garden, along with musings about this and that.