About the Book
The Daylily is often called "the perfect perennial ", due to its brilliant colors, ability to tolerate drought and thrive in many different climate zones, and it's generally low maintenance.
The scientific name for the Daylily, Hemerocallis, comes from the Greek words hçmera "day" and kalos "beautiful". This name alludes to the fact that blooms last no more than 24 hours. The flowers open in early morning and wither during the following night, often replaced by another one on the same stalk the following day.
The Daylily is native to Eurasia, including China, Korea, and Japan. The earliest known references to daylilies is from China around 2697 BC. The Daylily is popular worldwide because of the showy flowers and hardiness. There are estimated to be 50,000 to 60,000 registered cultivars
My focus in this image collection has been on the details of individual blooms and their contribution to the overall splendor, sensation, color, and spectacle of each flower.
In this photographic collection, I have attempted to present a view of the true essence of but a few members of the Daylily family in a way that represents not only their amazing physical beauty but also the emotional impact and the essence of each floral detail.
I hope your viewing of these images is as inspiring and thought provoking to you as I experienced during their creation and composition.
René Gallet has been actively involved in both the art and the business of photography for over 50 years. As a self-taught photographer and visual artist, Mr. Gallet has participated in and taught numerous workshops and seminars. René's fine art images have been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe in both solo and group gallery presentations. René's portfolio encompasses a wide variety of subject matter, image compositions, and photographic styles, resulting in an impressive body of work, which ranges from the traditional landscape to the strongly abstract image. His striking landscapes and intimately detailed imagery demonstrate an optimal blending of artistic vision and technical control of the demanding photographic process. Mr. Gallet’s work can be found in both private and public photographic collections and many of his images have been featured in numerous artistic, trade, and commercial magazines and publications.