star

it is about 36 inches tall and the bloom is about 7 inches across. it is also fairly fussy about setting seeds. i don’t think there is enough mood music. and yes the pinched form meets with approval. now back to the search for mood music…

more yellow

not just more. it is the seedling produced by last night’s flower. there are two seedlings from this cross. both are flagged. now to make sure they are moved out of the seedling bed and into the main garden. this one has a couple of shades of yellow and it looks like some orange. it also has some movement. some twists. it is growing in a direction that i like…

yellow

walking though the garden. walking through the folder of images from this past summer. this one is all yellow. it is star shaped. so as i look at it what has this one been crossed to ? looking at the images one seedling shows up. it will have to wait for another night. no doubt this seedling has been crossed many times. however it can take many crossings to set a pod with seeds. so it comes as no shock that only one seedling has shown up. some flowers are stubborn. patience grasshopper…

curly sibs

earlier this summer the sibling to this flower was posted. they are similar in some ways. this one is a little more tightly compacted in its form. this one has a richer darker purple. both have curly aspects. first tonight’s seedling, then the sibling. and both are from earlier in the summer. they and most of the daylily garden are done blooming for this season…

oh sorta

new flowers get evaluated. different parts are weighed against the whole. this one has a little bit going for it. and a little bit going against it. then again there is only one picture from this summer that has been indexed. there might be more hiding in the folders or not. or it might get lost on its way from the seedling bed to the main garden. or it might mature with a different look. for now, for one day i will enjoy the look even with all its blemishes. dark saturated sepals covered with blushing pale pastel petals…