Over the weekend, we bought some day lilies today from Heritage Farms in Peninsula, Ohio.
These extra special flowers are called Randers Pride. My family bred lilies up until the late 1950’s. This flower was named after my maternal grandfather, who’s surname was Randers; I believe that he was the one that developed the flower. It was registered by Libis-Cheetham. Libis was my maternal grandmother’s maiden name, so that would be my great grandfather, but unfortunately, I do not know who Cheetham was. This flower is extra special to me because it was registered in 1957 – the year that I was born. It helps that it is a quite tall plant with beautiful large yellow flowers.
Here are the three Randers Pride plants nestled into their new home, along with 2 friends named My Kia. You didn’t think that I could possibly only buy what I went to purchase, did you? My Kia was described as “quite prolific with red flowers”. Oh, the human is my daughter, Katie.
Spike, the dog, thought that she was quite camouflaged while hiding behind the bee-balm. She was a good helper too.