Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Upsize mine, please!

Pictured directly below is one of my 'pet' seedlings. The cross is (Symphony of Praise x Grace From Above). Both it's parents are pictured below it. This has been an exceptional flower from its very first bloom....I've never seen a bad bloom. It's form, color, substance, size are all consistent. Last year, in it's 2nd year of bloom, I took it up, divided it, and relocated it in a select bed for more observation. It has performed very well so far....with the exception that it may be a bit shorter than before I divided it. I'm sure it will grow back to its original height.

The last 2 photos at the bottom show it's using it as a pod parent....the other as the pollen parent. I'm very pleased with this plant all around.


10" 32"

3rd year seedling - great form - exceptional substance

This is a daylily that has truly inherited the best qualities of both its parents!

very fertile both ways

GRACE FROM ABOVE (Carpenter, J 2002) 6" 26"

SYMPHONY OF PRAISE (Bell, T 2003) 7" 27"


1st year bloom 2011

8.75" opens well and early

very good substance


1st year bloom 2011

7.50" bloom, good form, very good substance

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Showers of blessing today!

We've had an all day rain....wonderful, slow, soaking rain....I took a few photos before it had gotten heavy enough to melt the blooms...but, didn't attempt any daylily crosses today.

These two siblings are from the same seed pod of a cross between a seedling I've had for several years... #SL05-05 ...(a combination of Berry Patch x Jerry Nettles) with Green Revolution pollen grown on it. SL05-05 is a smaller flower...about 4.5" ...perfect form with a wire edge and saturated purple color. Green Revolution is taller and larger flowered. I think these seedlings are both a good mix of both parents.

It was nice to catch them both blooming on the same day for comparison.

(SL05-05 x Green Revolution #2)

(SL05-05 x Green Revolution #1)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Interesting relatives.....

Ed Brown x Butter Cream

This seedling above is the common parent of both of the seedlings, pictured below, which bloomed today in the garden. I found them both interesting....and yes, I crossed them onto each other.....I like their size, shape and colors. Hoping to get some good offspring from crossing them was a good day for setting seeds....mild, lower humidity and breezy.

((Ed Brown x Butter Cream) X (Berry Patch x Shores of Time))

.....the edge of this one became whiter as the day went on.....

((Ed Brown x Butter Cream) x Tahoe)
.....this one is very round and ruffled....

Large flower blooms today - 7" - 10"

These daylilies have 2 traits in common....they are all from crosses we have made in our garden and they range in bloom size from 7" to 10".

( (Lemon Berry Frost x Mardi Gras Ball) X (Lemon Berry Frost x Julie Newmar))

((Lemon Berry Frost x Julie Newmar) X (Fencing Master x My Soul Surrendered))

Volcanic Eruption x Strung Out

((Hudson Valley x Freewheelin) x (Lemon Berry Frost x Julie Newmar))

Summer Thunder x Bird Talk

My Soul Surrendered x Sunny Intervals

Deliberate Pace x Sister of Praise

((Hudson Valley x Freewheelin) x (Blue Eyed Curls x Speedo))

Dandy Dave x My Soul Surrendered

Diana's Pink Gown x Tahoe

Friday, June 17, 2011

Some of today's beauties from the 'already selected' bed...

These were some of our seedlings that demanded to be photographed as I passed by their beds this morning....all these have been previously their 'position' is assured...they will not be 'eliminated' or 'voted off' they have the confidence to be so assertive as to demand their likenesses be preserved.

On The Web x Freewheelin

Magic of Oz x Skinwalker

Blue Eyed Curls x Speedo

and its sibling below

Blue Eyed Curls x Speedo

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Today's attention grabbers....

Berry Patch x Soul on Fire

((Berry Patch x Jerry Nettles) x Green Revolution)

Women Seeking Men x Desire of Nations

Berry Patch x Sister of Praise

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sensory overload......tis the season!

Every day now more seedlings are blooming....with a wide variety of shape and is a sampling of some recent new ones.

Volcanic Eruption x Freewheelin

Volcanic Eruption x Strung Out

Magic of Oz seedling (other parent unknown)

Light of the World x Red Vortex

Bella Sera x Wonder of it All

(Lemon Berry Frost x Julie Newmar)

(Fencing Master x My Soul Surrendered)

Destined to See x Julie Newmar

Clouds of Glory x Leslie Renee

((Walking With Bill x Steve Trimmer) X
(Lemon Berry Frost x Clarification))

Leader of the Pack x Legacy of Life

Dandy Dave X Kingdom Without End

((Berry Patch x Shores of Time)
(Temporary and Eternal x Wonder of it All))

Summer Thunder x Dizzy Miss Lizzy

Saturday, June 11, 2011

This seedling grabbed our attention at first sight/light this morning. It is a much anticipated first bloom from a cross of two of my favorite seedlings .....both will be registered later this year.

The cross is {(Lemon Berry Frost x Clarification) x (Grace From Above x Cherokee Pass)}. This offspring has perfect form, clear color, a pleasing height, good branches, acceptable bud count, and it is an early morning opener....something I always look for in a new bloom.

Below is another standout this the form and this range of color is my top favorite. Notice how saturated and symmetrical the sepals of my pet peeves is ugly or inconsistent sepals.

This flower is from a cross of 'LINDA HASSLER' a lovely flower our friend, Don Morris, of the Lily Patch in Burns, TN, registered and named for me last year. LINDA HASSLER is the pod parent and the pollen parent is an, as yet unnamed seedling belonging to Don.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

This form is one I've had to 'come around to' I'm really enjoying the wonderful diverse look of spider/unusual form daylilies.....I love seeing these great big, long buds form and then open so perfectly!
This flower is from a cross of CAMEROONS X BALI WATERCOLOR.

Another spider...this seedling is from a cross of VOLCANIC ERUPTION X FREEWHEELIN. I am liking this has several sibs yet to bloom...oh, the joy of anticipation!

Daylily Bloom Season 2011 - here we go!

These are two new seedling sibs from the same seed pod....the cross was CLUSTER MUSTER X ALTERNATE UNIVERSE ...two tet doubles. Last year we had our first double 'babies' bloom...and I've begun to be fascinated with this form ...esp. the hose-in-hose double type.