Every year I host a plant sale to benefit Madison Jazz Jam, a nonprofit that runs an all-ages jam session. It’s a major time commitment collecting plants from neighbors and friends, digging out plants and labeling, and running the sale. I like dealing with plants and people and we raise a fair amount of cash for the jam so it’s worth it. I also benefit from the leftovers. I donate most to my friend’s plant sale for Midvale PTA and the Healthy Lawn team, but a few choice leftovers make it into my garden. This was one of them and it is spectacular! I’d give you the name but I only know it is some kind of giant daylily.
My wife Mary took this picture near dusk with her phone camera. Despite the dwindling light the flower seems to capture and radiate light. I love it!