Category Archives: flowers

Starman’s Quest

it might seem a strange name for an earth bound flower. if one firmly believes a flower is earth bound…

shift

the flowers bring their own surprise. two parent plants sometimes hint what will be. sometimes there is an inkling of what might come to be. an intuition. or a lucky guess. and sometimes something new is revealed. and new possibilities are unfurled. the parents first. a yellow seedling from (Monster x a lavender seedling x Freak Show x Coleman Hawkins). and crossed with a purple flower called Trahlyta. and last the seedling dressed to thrill in something red. now where was i going ? oh yeah shift…

oh poly

yes with one ‘L’. oh the capitals letters we have to use to avoid confusion. now to continue without lament. getting back to poly. it is short for polymerous. and without getting caught up in the rational or evolution of this description it means the flower has many or extra petals. the typical daylily has three sepals forming the outside of the flower bud. once it opens the sepals are in back and the petals which were inside the unopened bud are in front of the sepals. there are typically 3 petals. one for each sepal. each flower typically has 6 petals and sepals. except for those poly times when there are more. on those occasions there can be 8, 10, or 12. any daylily can do this and it is a random event. some daylilies do this on a more regular basis. tonight’s flower Give Me Eight behaves this way more often. it has other nice qualities that it passes along to its seedlings. it has other crosses to try here. perhaps last night’s flower will be among them… oh please pay little attention to the small petaloids in the center of the flower. daylilies have a certain penchant for weird random behaviors. some of them are even entrancingly becoming…

lost earing

found. now how did i put that there ? then again as long as it is found i do not care how it got there. this is going back to a better spot. pollen stirring will be required…

seedling bed

before it was emptied. and while it was blooming. it kinda looked like this. it was a fun summer while it lasted…

seedling

a cross of Godzilla’s Winsome Atomic Smile and Trahlyta. i like the contrast of colors and the fact that the cross has taken Trahlyta taller. now the question what is the next cross for this flower…