Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Daylilies after Sunset

Daylilies are a popular garden flower in Itawamba County. These beautiful plants are beginning to bloom in gardens throughout the county. Today, the daylily is second only to the rose in popularity among American gardeners.The first written record of the plant was in China during 2700 BC and many historian credit Marco Polo with introducing the plant to western civilizations. Most species of the plant had been introduced to American gardens by 1890.

Photograph by Bob Franks

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