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find a picture.  wake up repeatedly to late night tv.    demonstrate extreme dedication.   yes that is irony talk for fall asleep again.  finding a picture is tougher than it sounds.  finally get around to some typing.  somewhere in there make sure some time has passed since the picture was last seen.  add pictures.  declare a victory of sorts.  oh and resort to somnolence without said electronic device.  two images .  Salem Witch.  PS – do not try this somewhere where you do not want to wake up….

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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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purple seedling

this is most likely a sibling to this other seedling.  then again it could be my extremely accurate ability to almost get things right…  two images

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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…

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not that picture

at least not tonight.  how about this picture ?   the flower is an oldie and one that has been used in crosses here before.  it needs some more experimentation as i am fairly convinced there are other secrets to be revealed.  Blue Lustre is the name.  two images…

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Radiant Moonbeam

what do you call a flower that blooms in daylight in the garden… something opposite in this case.  Radiant Moonbeam.  it’s tall.  it’s white.  so i guess it radiates its light over the rest of the garden.  either way it is pretty.  and it is a flower that we are crossing to make more daylily seeds.  two images

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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

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it depends on what you are calling minimal…  the image or the words…

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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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