seedling

this one is a combination of a little flower called Nutmeg Elf and a late blooming flower called Susie Cream Cheese. it is somewhere in the middle on most of its heritage…

this, that, the other thing, and all that jazz

the origin of this flower’s name lies in the world of jazz music. the origin of this plant being in our garden lies in two other areas. one of us likes skinny spidery flowers. one of us likes the name. and the fact that it is a late season flower claiming the garden beauty when other flowers are done does not hurt a bit either. and the name – Boogie My Woogie Baby… and if none of that works then maybe just maybe the raindrops will…

too crowded

i plant things too close together. they need more room to grow. this is one of them that needs more room. it has been crowded in and it keeps the plant too small. and it limits the amount of bloom. and these blooms should not be limited…

seedling

this seedling is a cross of Rose F Kennedy and Knower Spider. both of then have large size flowers. and we will see where this leads…

could be

label says 16-062 Little Rainbow’s Big Sister kid x Kyoto Swan. could be. or it could be a mix up. frost and weather can pull the label right out of the ground. and where it goes back in might be different from where it started. so this seedling could be. i will be trying some crosses to see if they can help identifying the seedling. or the sense of wonder may continue…

getting back to yin

just not tonight. the fun thing about the seedling bed is distractions. pretty ones. and the ability to say if that distraction happens then maybe this one might happen. just don’t run. you could just sprain your misguided optimism…

Yang

there is a daylily named Yin. and one named Yang. i do have both of them in my garden. they are planted fairly close together. that is as close to the balance thing as i am going to get tonight. Yang is a spidery daylily. it is supposed to have 7.5 inch 19 cm flowers. i think they are a little smaller in my garden. and that could just be this year’s wacky weather. it is one of those daylilies that i want to use in my crosses. the parent plants that make it up have the qualities i am looking for in my seedlings. I might just get around to using it this year. one of those qualities is it is a mid-season bloomer. a flower that extends the bloom season later into summer…

rationalizing

it is the half way point in the season. several daylilies are done for the year. bloomed out. finished. some are a bloom or two from being done. and others have not yet started. some crosses were missed. some never took. some took and then faded, withered, and fell off. and some, some took. seed pods are forming. it will take about two months for them to ripen and split open. and so i sit here at mid season thinking about what crosses to make in the remaining time. rationalizing. something mother nature approaches in a completely different way…