Author Archives: John Hric

About John Hric

a gardener in north east ohio. Mostly organic, I used to have a vegetable garden. Now except for the raspberries it is mostly flower garden. And more and more that is becoming mostly daylilies. With a sprinkling of other things here and there.

new seedling

this one bloomed today. so what to cross it to ? it is 18-025 12-0702-001 Lola Branham x Gail Braunstein ) x 14-123-C 10-073 Smoke Scream x Cerulean Star) x 12-0619-004 black plush x trahlyta) x Wind Frills eye pattern. and it is related to the red patterned seedling number 14-119. so perhaps the pattern genes can be strengthened and brought out by crossing them. first image is the new seedling. second is 14-119…


we got some badly needed rain last night and this morning. the garden walk went off just fine in spite of the rain. and this seedling finally bloomed…


blush usually refers to red and pink tones. this glowing yellow has a blush. a touch of green. the flower is about 8 inches 20.3 cm across on a plant about 48 inches 129.1 cm tall. and it has all the right moves, twists and turns…

now try this

the cross is Witches Brew x ( Rajah x Purple Satellite. Rajah is a very early orange daylily. it is not quite skinny and spidery. Purple Satellite is a recent daylily and very skinny and spidery. the result was skinny and spidery on a shorter plant. it also had a lower bud count. that plant was combined with Witches Brew skinny spidery and a better bud count. one trait from here. another trait from there. a little bit of this. and a little bit of that.

new seedling

new seedlings may come with a little bit of history. they do not come with instructions. they can come with discovery and exploring. this one is from Alien Stardust and Heavenly Zebra Stripes. and what it will do is yet to be written…


simmer. baste. cool. observe. present. a bit of an odd collection of parents. at least odd by some standards. 17-095 13-097 Volcan Fuego (Talon x Smoke Scream) x Ida Mae Norris. now to see what may be…

Propeller Beanie

a big propeller beanie. think dinner plate big. long and skinny. and while it might oscillate a bit it does not spiny.