Category Archives: red

somethings remembered

or parts of somethings are remembered.  the cross is known – Bark at Me x Autumn Minaret.   it is much shorter than either of its parents, less than half as tall.  it has the yellow and red color of Autumn Minaret and the longer petals of Bark at Me.  And unlike Autumn Minaret the bloom is not so much of a trumpet shape.  now if i could just remember to put it in a spot where it is not so crowded and remember to cross it back to its taller sibling.  two images…

bark at me x autumn minaret 3 det bark at me x autumn minaret 3 macro


did i say that ?

funny how very often what I say one day and the next several choices of pictures seem to be at odds.  like variety in color.   or time between repeating a flower.    one more purple ?  or do we jump around a bit and find something suitable for the next ?   perhaps something red ?  two images…

red unknown yrq-001 09 bed det red unknown yrq-001 09 bed macro




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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ohio eye oh det ohio eye oh macro




dark petals.  a deep dark red.  and a white midrib straight up the center of the petal.  that is the flower called Creature of the Night.  okay flower my words are done.  your turn.  two images…

creature of the night det creature of the night macro



it is orange.  it is a tetraploid  seedling.   and there are some seeds to plant this spring.  and where they will go will take two or three years to begin to answer.  so is gardening for answers or is it for a journey that travels time ?  two images

10-001 orange red seedling det 10-001 orange red seedling macro



remembering what i thought last night.  the parentage of last night’s seedling.  an eclectic mix of things.  an old plant Autumn Minaret with small flowers and tall scapes.  Wild One – old, just not as old as Autumn Minaret and short scapes and full petaled flowers.

wild one x autumn minaret sbs

then the seedling from that cross.  an orange medium height flower with the shape and size of Autumn Minaret crossed with John Sheehan.  A slightly taller scape an a much bigger skinny petaled flower.

10-120 Wild One x Autumn Minaret X JOHN SHEEHAN SBS

and now to bring back yesterday’s seedling 11-052 Wild One x Autumn Minaret) x John Sheehan

11-052 wild one x autumn minaret) x John Sheehan det


oh – and remembering to take a nice long nap before any of these pictures.  it is amazing one can do any rhyming with such disorder…


from picture to post.  just like that.  or something reasonably close.  find picture.  must be exhausting.  since the begin sorting out idea for post rhymes with take a nap.  wake up from rhyming.  repeatedly.  with all this exhaustion the idea for post must be completely sorted out.  hmmm better post as is before sorting burns out those last few bits of energy.  so what should i mention first – seedling – or red ?  maybe tomorrow there will be enough rhyming time to show the mix of parents that brought this about.  i might even have to add that it grows rather nicely  quickly even into a clump.  two images…  11-052 Wild One x Autumn Minaret) x John Sheehan

11-052 wild one x autumn minaret) x John Sheehan clump 11-052 wild one x autumn minaret) x John Sheehan det


familiar territory

same path and today no labels and no clue.  well one.  there is one vote for pretty.  two images

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wake up !

no not you, me !  look how he lays there on the garden path dead asleep  like an hay leahon visitor.  tightly clutching that bloom like an otherworldly creature transfixed by visual floral onomatopoeia.  doesn’t that flower look strange and unnatural to you ?  the first clue would be the flower scapes in the background.  look at them.  there are too many – well maybe they don’t all show here.  still unlike their other seedling brethren where they would only have two or three scapes this plant has  six or eight.  and yes they are all the same age.  this plant is just an over achiever.  strangely enough this flower we know one name from its sorted past.  Volcan Fuego and some other illogical cross.  so let’s move on down the garden path and step gingerly over the sleeping extra terrestial.  and his extra blooms.  one image  and what ever you do when you step over him… do not wake him up….  on to the next flower

12-005 volcan fuego x qqq IMG_6165 garden




next seedling

a path of many flowers and few labels.  at least none above the foliage.  two images.  and no there is minimal selection of the pictures right now.  we are walking the path and those pictures…

12-004 unknwn red macro 12-004 unknwn red det