coming back

this is an older seedling. from 2011. so it has been blooming for about 8 years. i keep coming back to it and thinking i need to make crosses with it. i think i did get some seeds from it this year. even if i did i still need to make a few more. i like that skinny dark purple look and the even darker eye zone. hmmm next summer.

11-0727-D Smoke Scream x (Breath of Blue Air x Mascara Snake)
11-0727-D Smoke Scream x (Breath of Blue Air x Mascara Snake)
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surprise

how do you make a surprise ? simply put two daylilies together. more properly the pollen from one and ovum from another. plant and stand back. the surprise is in the making. each seed will be a plant that is a little or a lot different. it is what they are very good at. here are the parent plants and one seedling…

rain

today was a wet day. rain. no digging. a good day for going through pictures from this summer. a good day to see the some of the ones i missed. or the ones i took and forgot. a good day to go to our local blood charity and donate platelets. a good day to help patients who need platelets. people i will never see. people with the hope to go home to see their loved ones. today is a good day.

Real Ether

oh it’s ending

i am getting closer to moving the last of the 46 seedlings into their new bed. there are still 6 or 7 that need to move. then i can start moving the other ones to other locations and making sure labels are ready for winter on the ones that do not move this fall. tomorrow is supposed to rain. no moves tomorrow. eventually this good autumn weather will give way to the yucky stuff. and moves will halt for this year. tonight’s flower is Neverending Summer. i picked cause i like it. i did not pick it for the ironic counterpoint. during the summer it will rebloom. that is where name comes from. so oh yes it is ending. darkness comes earlier each day. and before the internet does anything else funny it is time to post this…

Neverending Summer

drift

drift out… drift in… hurry post the picture before drifting out again. this one and a sibling moved out of the seedling bed today. and into the quadrant bed. there are about 12 or 14 spots to fill the bed. then it will be time to find spots here and there in the garden…

16-171 12-1205-022 B Smoke Scream x Black Plush) x Fol de Rol) x 12-072 Carmine Ibis x Fol de Rol sib Vera's Verse
16-171 12-1205-022 B Smoke Scream x Black Plush) x Fol de Rol) x 12-072 Carmine Ibis x Fol de Rol sib Vera’s Verse

round

this is what i call a round flower. the petals overlap and it forms a visually continuous surface. when i first got into daylilies many of my flowers looked like this. it seemed most of the garden looked like this. they are beautiful. however a garden full of these flowers encouraged me to look for variety. variety like last night’s flower. still pink. still different.

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