no it is not the combination to the royal luggage. it is the listing number of a seedling that for the moment resides in Pennsylvania. one that i find quite interesting. the interest comes from its simple color pattern. and at this moment i shall defer to the expert. two images…
PS – EP this is your moment to say AHHA ! i would try to explain it – the best way is to try to imagine a lavatory covered with a single ceramic surface. …. very few tile.
finally someone remembered to pack the instructions ! use this pollen on those plants. or take me to your garden. or that is a petal. or there are more flowers here. say something nice or i will do a scarecrow to you ( wizard of oz ) “what happened to you ? …flying monkeys… parts of me are over here, parts of me are over there !” … but don’t worry, its okay as long as i am still in the garden…. ( that was in the extended version – the one that is still playing in my head ). so is there a flower with all of this stuff ? yes there is, first one more – pay no attention to those arrows or the little dog barking at the man behind the curtain…
three images…. ( please disregard the other images verbally portrayed )
oh one last direction… that is a hand.
one of the goals of many hybridizers is putting bubbly edges and teeth on daylilies. bubbly edges have been around for a bit longer. the quest for teeth goes on. and the teeth are there now on daylilies like Forest Lake Ragamuffin. and the quest has moved to things like the sharkiest teeth. this daylily, Raspberry Sickle only has some of those toothy appendages. it also has cream colored petals with a dramatic raspberry colored eye and edge. three images…
some sun. several two petal flowers, several more than i expected to find. then again daylilies and mother nature are nothing if not surprising. though looking for the unusual is not always so easy. often we – i – do not know what the unusual looks like and are quite likely to look right past it. however in this small matter i seem to have better skill. several images of two petal flowers and two of yesterday’s wet flower.
for now at least. this is a first year seedling. a first bloom. the cross is Little Rainbow x Talon) x Stella’s Ruffled Fingers) x Plenteous). many things are possible with this flower. so i think i will just sit back and watch them unfold in a relaxed excited sort of way. the whole plant, flower and all is no taller than my extended hand. somewhere about 8 inches 20.3 cm. and the flower is in the 3 inch 7.6 cm range. it has 3 years to mature. both Stella’s Ruffled Fingers and Plenteous have rebloom in their genetic history. time will tell what might be. four images…
i could start by showing the yard. and how the tide of green has started to turn. there is still much green. and there are plants leaping into bloom. here and there singly and in other places clumps of 5 or more flower scapes are all in bloom. and soon the green will give way to other colors. many. many colors.
do you think it will take a week ? or less ? or i could talk about Fantasia a flower that has 6 years on me. it has been here several years. it is quite happy. ready to start blooming at clump strength in a day or two.
i could talk about a flower in its second year here. really coming on strong. and still ready to get stronger next year. most daylilies take three years to really demonstrate just what they can do. Queen Cobra at 30 or so inches 72.6 cm heading for its 42 inch usual height.
i could talk about the fulva creeping under the fence. one with freckles in its veins. even fulva can have variety.
or i could talk about the Canadian Hemlock catching the sunlight backlit on its gentle needles.
then there is the seedling gone to a 5 petal poly with its ghost eye. can you see it ? or i could save it too for another day.
or there is a flower that has reached its three year potential. Mythperception an 8 inch flower 20.5 cm on a 32 inch 81 cm scape. i just don’t know what choice to make. then again in a few days the wave of color will make its own choices.
and no. these were not the only choices. just the ones that tickled my fancy today. i did not even go into the seedling bed. and that is where the kid does his happy dance in the toy store. yes. they are blooming too. now what was that dream… yes sugar plums. and summer daylilies.
is it possible to post from the veranda in the middle of a summer day ? well it might not be a veranda, more of a pavilion. hmmm looked up pavilion and it is certainly not that fancy. let’s go back to veranda, even though covered patio might be a more accurate description. well when it is raining off and on that is the place to be. especially when rain rhymes with pouring cats and dogs. well it is possible to start posting on the veranda. and then pause… now it is no longer the middle of the day. now where are those pictures…?
first something a little abstract from a hot muggy afternoon…
second the not so abstract rain on the drive and the line of turf with no clover. a place where one night the lawnmower ran out of gas. and a line without clover that remains where i ran out of sunshine…
this is a flower that has been in the garden a long time. it has been in other gardens even longer. Tasmania was introduced in 1950. it is a bi-color with orange red with lighter sepals. and Tasmania is an early bloomer.