Dan's Garden: Japanese Tree Lilacs and Daylilies

Sometimes you see different trees or plants and would love to know the name.

This tree behind me has been blooming for six weeks already, since around June 1, and I’m at the Bismarck Tribune in Bismarck. They bloom all over North and South Dakota, and Eastern Montana for a long, long time: Japanese Tree Lilac.

In case you’re wondering what they are or in case you want a nice little tree that stays nice and neat ,they only get about 20 to 22 feet high. They have the big white flowers, sometimes as big as soccer balls, and they do bloom about a month and a half. Their very hearty, and they are very neat, and very easy to grow.

Besides Japanese Tree Lilac, there’s another plant I want to talk about that’s very colorful that are easy to grow in your yard too, and they are Daylilies. This is Stella D’Oro Daylilies at the Bismarck Tribune. These were planted about 1989 and the scientific name is Hemeoccallis, which means "beauty for a day." They last about a day maybe a day and a half but there’s always flowers coming all summer. They have been blooming at least three weeks. They’re going to bloom to the end of September. You can even use them as a garnish and they are edible.

So have a little color with Daylilies or Japanese Tree Lilac.

Next week, we are going to have our traveling garden south of Mandan with some great tips to have better garden.

Until then, good gardening.