I can't tell you how surprised I was this morning when I walked down to the garden and looked at the daylilies. First thing I noticed was that there were some aphids starting to show on several of them. So I went back up to the shed, mixed some sudsy water and a little ammonia (also helps with the snails, but I haven't seen any yet). When I came back to the garden and started spraying I found a new scape on 'Ming Porcelain' . Wow! I was shocked! That is way earlier than I was expecting.
I knew the weather had been warm lately, but still. Now I am afraid that there is still a long way to go till spring and that the freezing weather is going to return and kill this scape. So I may put one of my cold frame tops over it so I can at least cover it when hard frosts are expected. Still, I have low expectations of this scape actually making it to bloom.