Daylilies

Are everywhere it seems! Have you noticed?

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9 thoughts on “Daylilies

  1. Yes, I have noticed their green leaves in this area but seen no blooms yet. They seem to adapt to all kinds of conditions from sun to some shade, from wet to dry depending on their variety. They multiple themselves and live on from year to year.

    1. Here in Alabama flowers are flourishing with beautiful blooms and daylilies can be seen everywhere. In the current Southern Living the daylilies are spotlighted. There are so many varieties. Southern Living notes there is “Pardon Me”, “Dad’s Best White”, “Dad’s Cinnamon Giant, “Condilla, “Viette’s Cum Laude”, and Happy Returns. They mention they come in all colors except blue and that is being worked on right now.

      Seems what appears in nature also appears in the spirit. These are very hardy and Southern Living suggest that its the first perennial a beginner should try. When I was in Virginia I was able to transplant some from my sister’s garden and they grew with no or little help from me. All they need is lots of sun. Just like we need lots of the SON (Jesus) in our everyday lives. Just like the daylily we can grow and multiply for Jesus when we are so filled with His word that we influence all by shining out like the daylily to all that are in our garden of life. The only thing the daylily has to watch out for are the deer which think they according to the article are like filet mignon. We too have an enemy to reckon with.

      1 Peter 5:8-10
      New International Version (NIV)
      8 Be alert and of sober mind.(A) Your enemy the devil prowls around(B) like a roaring lion(C) looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him,(D) standing firm in the faith,(E) because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.(F)

      10 And the God of all grace, who called you(G) to his eternal glory(H) in Christ, after you have suffered a little while,(I) will himself restore you and make you strong,(J) firm and steadfast.

      1. Speaking of Lilies, in one of Sara’s Bible retreats the inspiration was there to generate this lyric:
        IS THERE A LILY
        Is there a Lily in your life?
        A pristine purity of soul
        For lilies neither toil nor spin
        Their beauty’s glowing from within

        Is there a Lily in your heart?
        That regal splendor chaste and pure
        Princes and kings may be adorned as such
        But this is the Bloom that will endure

        Is there a Lily in your soul?
        Pillar of virtue clean and bright
        The Master of creation’s light
        Touch of the Lily makes you whole

        Oh hide the Lily in your heart.
        Love more delicious than the vine
        His fragrance, Lily of the Valleys
        His kisses sweeter than the wine.__mghenry (c) ’07

  2. Green leaves speak of new growth! And, something new about to happen. Matthew 24…gives us a photo shot with lesson that lingers in the minds eye when we see sprouting, green leaves and buds…”Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; so, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door.…”

    Whoa!

    1. “recognize that He is near, right at the door.…”

      And “2 Peter 3:8-10 says: “But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day. The Lord isn’t really slow about His promise, as some people think. No, He is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent. But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief. Then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and the very elements themselves will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve judgment.” (NLT)

      1. And, it has been over 2,000 years hasn’t it? I watch the seasons of bloom and harvest over and over and they never fail to amaze….yet, one season they may just not bloom. My brother, that lives by the seashore, told me yesterday that a strong wind came thru a few days ago and took half of his red bud tree. He said a clean cut. Then he said I’ve never seen that and wondered if the tree had a defect. It had been blazing with red buds only a few weeks before. Wind wanted those as well. The big heart shaped green leaves had taken perfect shape as if to say, ‘I’m hear to stay.’ The wind spoke loud and clear. One of my favorite singers of years passed sang into my being, “The Answer My Friend is Blowing in The Wind.” Another writer of years passed wrote these words, “The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” John 3:8

  3. A few more wind signs written and spoken for our edification…Psalm 135:7
    “He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth; he sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses.

    Ecclesiastes 1:6
    The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course.

    Ecclesiastes 11:5
    As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.

    Ezekiel 37:9
    Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.'”

  4. So interesting to me that a single bloom of a daylily only lasts one day. Then a new, fresh bloom starts the next day and finishes that evening so that the plant always has some blooms over a long part of its growing season. That seems to illustrate one of God’s promises that His compassions never fail, they are new every morning. (Lam. 3:22,23)

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