Category Archives: yellow

bright

now that is a bright yellow.  a little too much for the camera to handle.  that could be why yellows dominate when seen across the garden and other colors – even bright red – are visually over powered.  three images…

mellow yellow

in oh so many ways.  the flower.  the way things are working.  the extreme diminishment of duress.   and those moments when the dictionary of this computer go ‘john what did you just say ?’  like they cannot comprehend that language is a living thing.  a seedling.  mostly yellow.  with long skinny petals.  and for a moment all is well.  three images…

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a chance

  • pieces of petals
  • parts of blooms
  • perception in a garden
  • places of nature
  • peace

five perspectives…

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details

sometimes the accumulation of details identify a seedling.  the tag can jostled and lost and other details will fill in the missing information.  family traits if you will.  similarity of the blooms, the branching of the scape, and the ability to set seed pods.  a vast number of seed pods, as in exceedingly fertile.  this seedling would be from Volcan Fuego.  two images…

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a winding road

some seedlings are that way.   so parent plants are stubborn.  so you have to make your way around things you did not expect.  and i am not quite sure this is where the road is supposed to end.    the cross is Blast From The Past x Radiation Biohazard ) x Susie Cream Cheese.  the first parent is a new and old plant at the same time.  Blast From the Past has its origin in Challenger, one of the oldest daylilies.   it is also a stubborn plant.  there are many many more plants that it will not cross with, so it was a surprise when it finally crossed with Radiation Biohazard.  so why not add Suzy Cream Cheese to the mix ?   and continue to see what might be a little further down this road ?   two images …

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a seedling

this is one of many seedlings planted in 2012.   some bloomed in 2013.  more bloomed in 2014.  this one is from Open Hearth heritage.  it has the colors of Open Heath and the petals have gone much skinnier.  which is what i was hoping.  this spring like most springs the challenge is to select the plants with the most promise to move out of the seedling bed and to the observation bed.  and not put too many too close together.  they do need a bit of room to bloom.

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is it find the picture

or let the picture find you ?   nope, nope, maybe, nope, uhm, nope, okay…   well it might have involved a few more vacillating indecisions.  still we did finally decide on a picture.  simple things influence the decision.   do we have any reference on the picture?  this can be notes attached, stranger a memory attached, or the context of the three flowers on either side of the picture.  it does not always have to make sense.  it just needs some kind of reference.  then there are the simple factors – a name in the notes.  and if the flower has not been shown or search comes up just as empty – then the flower is a very good candidate.  sometimes it gets even better – the name or the image just play into the post.  you decide.   the flower is yellow.  plain yellow.  the name Instant Karma.  tonight we will go with good karma.  two images…  so am i cutting the prelude short ?   not in the slightest.  it is time to step back, let the flower talk, and not generate any bad karma.

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beauty for a day

from the Greek Hemerocallis.  and just for a day.  then the flower fades into a dripping mess and quickly dries to a wisp.  moving yesterday’s flower left the ‘ink’ you see on my hand.  and there is little question to the size of this little beauty.  a cross of Nutmeg Elf x (Blue Lustre x Radiation Biohazard.  a strange combination that seems to have worked out just fine.  once it is moved from the relative shade of the seedling bed it too will play just fine in the sun.  three images…

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plain yellow excitement

another seedling.  yellow.  just yellow.  for the color that is.  it was moved to the observation bed this past summer.   this summer we should answer the question if the flower scape will come back as strong as it was in the seedling bed.  we already know it has fairly good branching and bud count.  and we shall see what it does crossing to other flowers.  perhaps we will start with the seedling from yesterday’s post.  or something else.  three 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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