Category Archives: pink


pink with chalk.  that is one description of this daylily.  star shaped.  narrow petaled.  clean color.  there are no doubt things you might notice that i have either skipped or will never see.  flowers are all in the individual perception.  what do you perceive ?  or sometimes the question is ‘what time do we give ourselves to perceive ?’  sometimes too much, sometimes too little.  give yourself a little time to make your day a little more enriched and experienced.  where ever you discover beauty.  Bejeweled, two images…

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not in my garden

still i wish they were.  the flowers from the last three days and for many more come from a young lady who grows daylilies half way across the state.  tonight’s flower has a big purple eye.  i got to walk her garden last summer.  the flowers are to put it simply dazzling.  three images…

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flash back

new daylilies do not have a lock on beauty.  this daylily is from 1977.  put it in the neighborhood of 37 years old.  so it is not breaking new bounds, not the latest designer plant.  fortunately Becky Lynn is not troubled by these facts.  two images…

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…ing.   would that be me or the flower?   or both?   anytime a tetraploid daylily gets somewhat skinny it is worth the stretch.   a cross of Flying Carpet x Pygmy Pirate) x Heavenly Fire
Arrow.  two images…

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one more and a lullaby

one last seedling and an Irish Lullaby.  that would be the common parent for the last several days.   there is a very pastel touch of color in Irish Lullaby and perhaps a touch more in the seedling.  three images.  first the seedling and last the parent.

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is pink stronger than red ?

another seedling that has been making its way around the garden.  this seedling is from Irish Lullaby.  as you can see the petals are not skinny… yet.  the parent is a mid season plant.  it starts blooming as the early season plants finish.  and it has a tall well branched scape.  with a little luck it will pass that on to its children.  two images

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gardening can be a what if experience.  what if these two flowers are brought together ?  i wonder if that question is part of the dance those bees do before they leave the hive or fly to the next flower ?   three images.  the parents Black Plush crossed with Bark at Me.  and the results a flower know as Dark Counterpoint.

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some daylilies have one set of petal one color and another set of petals another color.  usually it is obvious like one set white and the other pink or purple.  this one is not so obvious still it does the same thing.  one set of petals is a blue grey, the other a pink grey.  not a color combination one expects in the garden.  still it happens.  two images…

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the garden inspectors came one day.  they said there appeared to be a blooming problem.  too many blooms.  and now for something completely similar.  another one of those too many blooms.  Ohio Eye Oh.  three images…

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we have now left to seedling bed.  still on the path.  and this is someone else’s lovely.  the flower is called Sky Captain.  you might be able to see the work of  the apprentice pollinator.  the pistil is hiding under a coat of pollen.  there should be some seedlings coming along from this one and more to plant this spring… two images

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