red

now that is out of the way the flower does not have to say it. and my part is done. the flower can fill in the other incidentals that were overlooked when the color intruded. or is the word hypnotized more accurate…

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16 thoughts on “red

  1. M. Oniker

    I do find myself drawn to the (and I don’t know the scientific, proper terms for the doohickies of the plant) flowers that have ruffly 3 main petals and the 3 secondary, “behind” petals being not ruffled or curled. The variations you show on the “throat” color for each plant is so fun. I love this flower. I almost typed this same comment a few photos ago, and a few before that. Each becomes a new favorite. I wish I had a yard!

    hm. Stupid question, can you grow daylilies in a pot inside? I am thinking some of the shorter varieties?

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    1. John Hric Post author

      Ruffles are the doohickies. And I have the same problem with new favorites. Not a stupid question. They are not the greatest of indoor plants. A lot of people start the seeds inside. Some people bring full grown plants inside over winter to convert them from diploid to tetraploid, 22 to 44 chromosomes. All grown under lights. They do not really make good house plants. To get one to bloom inside it would take a full sunlight facing window with at least 6 hours of light. The plant would need to be in a 3 gallon 11 liter pot. Even then the chance successful bloom would be iffy. I really would not recommend it. Even if you could you would want protection under the plant when they bloom. The flowers last one day. The next day they melt. During the melt they drip an ‘ink’ the color of the flower. The third day the old flower is a dried collapsed husk. In the garden this is no problem. In the house it could be messy. Cleaning the day old blooms the day old blooms will temporarily stain your hands or where ever they drip. Indoors I would have to recommend something like an amaryllis. Daylilies make iffy, fussy, messy house plant. Sorry.

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      1. M. Oniker

        Interesting! Thanks for that, and nothing to be sorry about. While I have a sunny window, I “hear you” about the rest of it. When I did have a yard I did have day lilies and I just love them so much. I will have to find a local garden to gaze at them from afar. 🙂

      1. Gradmama2011

        Hey John, my lily leaves are trying to come up! I went outside and saw the little green sprouts…they don’t fool around I guess. I cleared away some odd debris that I should have gotten rid of last fall. I misunderstood the weather person to say the temps would be in the upper 50s…but when I came back in the house I see that it is actually 36F. It’s all relative, I guess. 🙂

      2. John Hric Post author

        The daffodils and crocuses are all coming up here. There were actually two crocuses blooming yesterday. Spring is on its way. 8P

      3. Gradmama2011

        Yes! I saw a bluejay the other day, checking out the lay of the land. looking forward…. I don’t have any crocuses, though I do have a nice collection of little parrot tulips that will be making their merry appearance known soon.

      4. Gradmama2011

        good grief, I really need to get out more. I went out and walked around the “farm” and saw lots of daffodils coming up, and etc. This was the first time I’ve been out in the yard since last fall. duh…

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