The winter edition of The Daylily Journal (Vol. 73 No. 4 | Winter 2018 | beginning on page 44 ) contains an article I wrote titled Sky Inspired: The Imitation of Light in the Garden with Flowers. In this article I discuss how I view flower colors, and I make recommendations for viewing your garden in terms of sky effects. These sky effects are made by the combined atmospheric influences of water and light. It is an interesting way to view plantings and is a tool I have used in viewing many different styles of gardens. It is a viewpoint heavily influenced by Asian gardens, especially Zen gardens, Taoist gardens and any and all water features from all cultures that use them. To plant a daylily garden in this manner, for me, is to simply extend my interest of viewing gardens in this way into the arrangement of my breeding program. In this way, I can have a productive and relaxing environment that is both aesthetically pleasing and conducive to the kind of long, slow, patient work that is required for the type of program I am working on. I hope you enjoy the view.
In selecting any plant for a background planting, try to make a good selection, as you will have this cultivar in abundance. It can be miserable to be stuck with a lot of something that doesn't perform well in your garden!