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waking before midnight

most nights this the course – drift off and then drift back.  then again i had something big to pull me back tonight.  this is the image that greeted me this morning – as i rushed off to the day.  it was big.  is big.  and i hoped when i returned i would get a picture.    yes.    the four AM rain did not hurt it.  fairly sure it open after the rain.   two images of Poultry In Motion – followed by two more images of Isolde…

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to put this in scale – it is about a 10 inch – 25.5 cm bloom.

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and it opens flat as a dinner plate.  no trumpting, so there is as much front view of the flower as you can hope for.

poultry in motion side view


this is Isolde doing its poly – four petals four sepals thing.

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and if one looks closely at the bloom one can tell what the next bud might do.  another poly.

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when i woke up at 4 AM on the couch the decision was simple.  the post could keep until a later hour.  sure the pictures were chosen.  too many actually.  there were three new flowers blooming yesterday.  a walloping total of 5 different flowers in bloom.  today there are now new flowers blooming.  so the choice to post a single flower was a fairly good one.  so here is another bloom from this Thursday.  and we will see what flowers Saturday brings to the show.  if you look at this sea of green you might just pick out a bit of red.  this was my quest – get close enough to get a good image.  preferably without using one of those planet detector telescopes.  and then try to get a good angle on the bloom.  take your pic.  sometimes both angles are better.  a single view does not capture everything that the flower has to show.  and for good measure we will come in close.  four images…  Eggplant Escapade.

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it rained this morning

and it is raining again now.  so the hosta looked like this…  bejeweled with water.

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and Isolde looked like this.  it is a poly.  extra petals.  four petals instead of three, and three sepals.  and to match the pattern there are 7 stamens, one for each petal and sepal.  if you look carefully there are two stamen next to the pistil.

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i do believe the tide has turned.

bugs and buds

good bugs.  put a little more green in the garden.  this is a lacewing.  lacewing are beneficial insects.  they eat aphids and other pests.  so it is good to see them in the garden.

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and the garden remains green – as far as the daylilies go.

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other things are blooming and finishing, the wisteria and other perennials.

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and those daylily buds just keep building.   eventually it will be their time.

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more soon

bloom is still building.  walking around the garden tonight there are more and more flower scapes getting ready to bloom.  Delta Force is still blooming, looking much more like its regular self.  and right now it is all that is blooming.  that will come to a start – a bigger start soon.   until then another flower from last season.   a seedling,  one that should be already moved and saved Trahlyta x Black Plush x Desert Icicle.  one that has been a pale yellow with just the merest hint of pink in the midrib.  two images…

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they will bloom

to paraphrase – if you plant them, they will bloom.  and until this bloom season is ready last year’s blooms are just as pretty.   a seedling, a cross of Little Rainbow a 2 inch 5.1 cm bloom and Talon a 6.5 inch 15.5 cm flower.  the seedling is about 3.5 to 4 inches and a brilliant red.  and it builds on the height and branching and bud count of Talon.  three images…

little rainbow n talon sbs

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here again

it has been a while since this flower has been here.  too long.  it is a flower that i look at often.  it is a flower that even when not seen for a long time is hard to forget.  then again perhaps if i introduce you to the flower you might form your own opinion,  Asterisk  two images…

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i have to remember – since this flower did not bloom last year.  this year i will hope for its return.  it should be in the 2011 seedling bed.  should.  strange things happen in the fall when plants move.  this flower is at the other end of the spectrum from last night’s flower.  where last night’s flower is bold this flower is soft spoken.  and in spite of that equally stunning.  the wisp of color between the pink petals and white throat is what i will call cloud content.  it is a drifting hint of something that you cannot quite hold in your hands.  three images of the cross Give Me Eight X Smoke Scream.  first the parents and then the seedling…

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from a garden in Lebanon Oh.  this daylily has freckles.  it is a simple uncomplicated look.  and it does not need anything else to complete the flower.  three images…

vod freckle yellow red eye garden


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vod freckle yellow red eye macro

Flying Carpet

i have talked about the crosses that came from this flower, both others and my own.    Flying Carpet is an interesting flower.  if you go by the name it would suggest magical.  and while we are on the topic of things difficult to explain we will include a flower blooming in the yard now, Eastern Redbud.  there are not many flowers that bloom directly from the trunk or a main branch.  most require a twig, except for redbud.  four images…

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