today

this one bloomed yesterday. and it was blooming again today. it is a Stella’s Ruffled Fingers seedling. i saw two or three new flowers, new to this summer season, getting ready to open for tomorrow. the question is can we go two weeks with a new flower each day ? time to find out. looking for 14 new flowers from the summer garden of 2021. let summer start…

double

there was no bloom to be missed yesterday. nada. today is a different story. there were three new flowers open. this is one. a cream colored double. it had four sets of petals instead of the usual 3 sets…

sure

no time. no energy. just today. today i did not make it into the garden. what’s blooming? i do not know. so for one more day at least we will step back into last summer. this one is called Poultry in Motion. it is 37 inches 94 cm tall and blooms an 8 inch 20 cm flower.

a little surprise

i checked the usual suspects this morning. they were all one more day closer to blooming. then it was time to fill the bird baths. and scrub them too. bird bath ring ! imagine my surprise when this little one showed its face. Red Squirrel is blooming. it is registered as an early and mid season bloomer. and it is the first time it has opened the bloom season here. it grows to 24 inches 61 cm tall and has a 3.5 inch 9 cm bloom. so yes it is a little one…

slightly

nearly. almost. just a little hyperbole. the image is from last summer. on july 26. the flower’s name is Autumn Minaret. it is one of the earliest daylilies in terms of introduction. the registration year shows 1951. but it just might have pre-dated the registration list. it can be 66 inches 168 cm tall. back then flower size was not recorded. it is considered a mid to late season daylily. and i have used it in a lot of crosses here. i like old genes that are close to species wild. i also like old jeans with a bit of holes in the knees.

twiddle

yes we are still firmly at twiddle. however other things are happening. the first batch of seeds have been planted. carnation poppies are in bloom. and more and more scapes are rising up… there was supposed to be one gratuitous daylily from last summer. however the media library twiddled too… and once posted i was able to go back into the media library and include a gratuitous flower. un-twiddle. sort of un-twiddle…

seeds

today the final sorting of seeds started. there should be enough seeds for the first seedling bed. tomorrow the seeds for the other bed will be pulled. in the next several days the seeds will go in the ground. and scapes continue to appear above the leaves. some may even start blooming by the weekend. a few more days of last summer’s flowers…

curves

these are curves. just not the way i want them curves. these are hiding behind myself curves. bashful curves. curling into myself curves. i gotta work on these curves. oh well it is what it is curves. i guess mother nature threw me a curve ball curves. we will get there yet curves…

yellow

twisted. flowing. complex space. contorted. shaped. and yellow. something like a dandelion. and still not like a dandelion. this is one of the flowers i hope to see again in the garden this summer. and i hope to see something a little bit of itself. something similar to this seedling. and still not like this seedling…