Category Archives: daylilies

compare

measure.  plan.  observe.  watch.  measure frequently.  photograph.  this flower is this flower under a different light and on a different day.  did i see what i thought i saw ?   or did i see what i hoped to see ?  is it really at the level i hoped to see it ?  did the quality of the light in the darker picture over emphasizing some of the colors and the pattern of coloration ?  perhaps.  could a similar coloration be achieved in brighter lighting ?  perhaps.  are there crosses that could be made to reinforce that trait ?  perhaps.  simply repeat the chant that opened this post.  three images and a dark link…  and as said on another dark night – there is no room for hate.

misnomer

this plant could have another name.  when many  of its garden counterparts are done for the season this plant is not.  so it could just as easily be called ‘at the right time’.   the name chosen works quite well – Running Late.  and when you have a bounty of pretty why argue about a name ! ? !   three images…

 

time

long and short.  and somewhere between.  this flower has been here for several years.  it blooms at the end of the season.  usually too quickly.  a few years ago i moved it to a slightly better spot.  this year it did not bloom so quickly.  translation more blooms.  could it be slowing the wheels of time ?   a little perhaps !  three images…

extra

these flowers both have extra petals and sepals.  one has an extra set of petals and sepals.  so there is a total of four petals and four sepals.  the other one has a complete extra flower.  it is two flowers fused together.  instead of three petals and three sepals there are six of each.  and while i cannot quite find that 12th stamen there are two pistils.  four images…

very full

this is Substantial Evidence.  it is full form.  the petals and sepals overlap and form a mostly solid disk.  the petal tips don’t quite fold back under.  though they mostly want to do just that.  the petals are also very stiff – ‘substantial’ if you will.  and the yellow pigment has for lack of a more precise term a smokey grey quality here and there.  so what am i doing crossing this flower to things skinny ?  the usual.  trying for the strange cross with the unexpected result.  four images…

wordless

comes to saturday…

13-007-004 10-086 Eggplant Ecstacy X Fol De Rol ) x Purple Satellite – Orchid

these two

this seedling is a cross of Volcan Fuego and a seedling produced by Talon and Smoke Scream.  both have good branching structure.  and this trait is inherited by  this seedling.  the yellow flower is small much like the flowers of Volcan Fuego.  except for one trait.  these flowers open flatter rather than a trumpet shape.  the flat opening trait comes from its other parents.  there should be a sign – bring your experimental pollen !  three images…

13-097 Volcan Fuego (Talon x Smoke Scream)