the zen of being

being.  not the zen of the name.  do you look past the listen of the name?  or do you give yourself a chance to experience and learn past the initial experience?   how does this name relate to this daylily?   Mahukona is a dormant and even further a submerged volcano on the northwest coast of Hawaii.   the flower is a subdued melon.  Mahukona the flower is described as a pink melon polychrome.  hear it, see it.  has it grabbed your interest ?  or have you already started to focus in another direction ?   not everyone has to be a fan of the peachy melon color.  so do not feel compelled.  however it might be worthwhile to understand its nature.   volcanos, even submerged and dormant should never be taken for granted.  Pele in Hawaiian religion is noted for many qualities.  She is the spirit of volcanos, fire, lightning, and wind.  Pele is also a source  of creative power, passion, purpose, and profound love.    so despite the apparent dormancy  Mahukona is all of this.   the flower by the same name has similar qualities not to be ignored.   its parentage includes Golliwog × (Orchid Corsage × Just for Laughs).  Golliwog is another polychrome and petals that can flow with the best of lava.  Orchid Corsage has movement in its petals.  Both of them have been shown here in the past.  Just for Laughs is an unusual form, yes another daylily that can flow with the movement of its petals.  And it is a big flower just under 10 inches across.   so this is some of the potential that Mahukona can display and pass on to its children.  all things considered  i think it is fitting this flower is named for a slumbering volcano.  Mahukona

Mahukona det 002

and on a second day with a slightly different look.

Mahukona det

having looked a the slumbering genetics ideas for the next generation are warming up !

9 thoughts on “the zen of being

  1. diversifolius

    Sometimes if you yell out their name (- Mahukona!!!), they’ll respond and then you’ll know it’s a good one for them.If not, you’ll have to find another one. That’ why sometimes I have to ‘rename’ plants, no one yell out their name.

    1. John Hric Post author

      true true, however with a plant named Mahukona you have to allow for the response time ( sometimes slow for a slumbering volcano ) and the ferocity of the response…. I am figuring some response now and an even more impressive response in the next generation. thanks for your comment diversifolius !


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