water

today i got a chance to visit a daylily garden near Middlefield Ohio.  Clara’s garden is still quite a few weeks away from the end of bloom.  it was very nice to still see some plants in full bloom.  more plants than are still in full bloom here.  the difference is mainly water.  Clara was able to water once a week all summer long.  something i did not do.  and the difference is unmistakable.  now that we have had 5 plus days of rain the greenery will be bouncing back.  tonight’s flower is a seedling.  every seedling has a mix of genetic characteristics.  two of the plants in its history are late blooming plants.  one of plants has longer petals.  and the longer petal genetics seem to have been passed down.  the other plant has shorter rounder petals.  the petals in the seedling are tending to be in the longer trait.  four pictures.  the first is my garden winding down with lots of marker flags from attempted crosses.  and it even has a few blooms still hanging around.  lastly pictures of the seedling.  14-107 Sky Captain x (11-0805-A Adeline Goldner x (Monster x Lavender Branch)

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14-107 Sky Captain x 11-0805-A Adeline Goldner x (Monster x Lavender Branch)

14-107 Sky Captain x 11-0805-A Adeline Goldner x (Monster x Lavender Branch)

14-107 Sky Captain x 11-0805-A Adeline Goldner x (Monster x Lavender Branch) 20160810_171805 macro

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3 thoughts on “water

  1. libbylottie

    John, I’m so disgusted by the lack of rain around here. It rains for 2 minutes and stops not enough to really help even though thunder, lightening and dark clouds promise a massive storm….it just rolls over here in Northern WV. I think you’re not far from me. I planted a bunch of perennials but they look sad.

    I’m curious, how much acreage do you have for your daylily operation?

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    1. John Hric Post author

      Libby,

      Up until about 5 days ago we had the same problem. There are flash flood warnings here now. We are in Cleveland about 3 miles south of the lake. We are on an urban lot. 45 x 270 deep. that comes out to 0.28 acres. I hope you get some rain.

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