Day Lilies in Cuba

Photo by Gayla Trail

I took a much nicer photo of this day lily but felt it more apt to post this lesser image because it shows context. Finding day lilies blooming in a botanical garden in Cuba just seemed weird and wrong. I like them well enough and have a large patch growing in my street garden to boot, but we call them “ditch lilies” around these parts, which says a lot about how common and valued they are.

Those are palm trees behind the flower. There was an orange tree outside of the frame to the right. Crazy stuff, I tell you what. And a good example of the grass being greener…

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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