Category Archives: seedling

the flower-ring

another seedling.  each a little different and each a little the same.  do the petals of this one form a ring ?   two images…

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big eyes

this seedling has a condition.  it has been hybridized to have really big eyes.  so the outer edge of the eye is very close to the tip of the petal.  and those small rounded yellow tips are all that is left of the petal color.  the eyezone blinked or swallowed or however you wish to describe the process where the petal color became the victim of the eyezone that ate Tokyo….oops, ate the rest of the flower.   humorous outburst, okay semi humorous stifled…   anyway at the risk of being puny it does give the flower a different look.  one that i rather enjoy.  enough patter time to relinquish time to the flower.  two images…  and yes there are ruffles and toothy little things going on at the tips of the petals.

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similar ?

when i first started looking at this seedling it looked very much like the seedling from last night.  then i decided to do a side by side comparison.  it was the next plant in the row.  it looks very similar.  though side by side it is only similar enough to be a sibling.   to my eye there are plenty of subtle differences.  make your own judgement.  two images…

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when i look at a flower my reaction whether it is favorable, in between, or not so favorable it still comes down to the elements of the flower and how they come together.  so what do we have ?   We have lots of color.   the colors are not contrasting they are similar hues.  the petals a fairly symmetrical.  and they have something of a cupped shape that reminds me of sea shell cosmos flowers.  also they have a large purple eye zone.  the sepals are evenly spaced between the petals.  so overall the flower has a clear open star shape.  the tips of the sepals have some distortion.   everyone can do there own scoring on the elements and the whole flower.  then there is the other question.  is the flower a finished product or are some of it’s elements planned for the next generation ?  more than anything gardening can be a journey.  two images and no judgement.  this one is not mine to judge…

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step back

this is a flower from someone else’s garden.   i can admire it.  i can have an opinion.  however when push comes to shove it is not my choice if the flower gets a thumbs up, thumbs down, or goes into another cross to take a step forward.  so i will not speculate.  you can pretend you are the hybridizer and it is your garden and your choice.  just remember when it is all said and done it was just pretend and neither of us is wise to the direction the hybridizer intends.  and ultimately we have to wait and see what the hybridizer decides.  and sometimes it can be really fun to just watch the show.   two images…

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next flower

while i might have skipped some flowers as i walked down the rows of Riverbend Garden it was walking the rows.  and this is the next flower.  the eye is a light shade of grey and the edges of the petals are lavender and the center of the petal is a darker shade of purple.  the sepals are a base of cream with traces of the color in the petals.  the overall flower shape is an open star.  a pastel star.  two images…

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smaller ruffles

is that too many words ?  same garden halfway across the state.  two images…

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daylilies run in many different forms.  this one is round and ruffled.  and it carries a purple eyezone.  i think it is time to let the daylily talk.  two images.   and yes it is from a different garden one from half way across the state.

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spring overthinking

some days i over think this picture thing.  relax go with the picture.  if you get stuck let the picture do the talking.  another seedling from that other grower half way across the state.  pink with a purple patterned eye zone.  don’t rush it, in a couple more years we will see where these patterns in  the eyezone will go.  for now it is not so bad at all.  my experience with the daylilies is there is much more to be revealed.  two images…

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it is late and someone needs to find a picture.  it is also late  in winter and it is time for a thaw. so lets try not to think too hard about it.  if it was warmer we could go to the garden and unwind.  since it is winter we will look at pictures and unwind.   tonight we will do the official garden monitor check.  no calibration.  just a monitor check.  one of the flowers is pink.  the other is lavender.   enjoy the flowers and then make a March monitor check somewhere.  even if it is just an imaginary check.   enjoy.  two flowers – one image.  check !

Irish Lullaby pink and lavender

PS – there are extra points awarded if you see pink or lavender snow persons melting in the background.  and do not look too hard unless you are using your imagination…  check !