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Asking for and accepting help
Ernie, like your wife, mine has lived for gardening. This year she seems to have lost a lot of interest in her gardens. It hurts to see them lose interest in things that were so important throughout their lives. Here is one of her favorites. I have no idea what the name of it is.
Independence is not a male thing.
Ernie, it is definitely not a male thing! I am so doggone stubborn that I will mostly say, here, it's easier for me to do it than it is for me to try (and fail) to tell you how/what to do. This is going to come around and bite me in the backside sooner or later.
You gardening story has the perfect plot twist! I love that everybody wins on this one.
Ed, I am No Expert, but that looks like some kind of lily to me. In my area, day lilies are blooming in profusion, and there are some variegated ones around.
No expert here, either, but might it be a variation of an Asian lily? I “think” they give off a scent and bloom around now. The color is beautiful.
Good for you finally asking for help, and accepting it. It's difficult, I know. I used to be able to 'handle' everything, and think, in my head, I still can. But clearly I can't do it all. I've a yard guy whom is wonderful, but darn it all, I used to love doing that. But alas I can't.
To show how far I've come, I mentioned that our car needs to be cleaned up to a neighbor. We were just chatting about things. Next thing I know her DH was at the door asking for my keys. He was going to take their cars to be cleaned up so decided he'd take mine. I was embarrassed for about 30 seconds, then thanked him profusely. Handed him my key and credit card gladly. That took something off my to do list. What makes it even better is my friend called thanking me for getting her DH out of her hair for a bit!!
Yes, I've come a long way and hope other's can accept help when needed or offered.
I think it is Applique which is a reblooming daylily Brecks (catalogue)