Tag Archives: daylilies

notes and tech gobbity gook

my pictures and the seedling names are a big part of my notes. it is how i keep track and make sense of the seedlings. so i went to save this flower whose notes/name is

18-102 11-047 Highland Pinched Fingers x South Seas)x(Highland Pinched Fingers x Monster) x 16-002 13-066 12-0727-003 Monster x Lavender Branch x 10-098 Freak Show x Coleman Hawkins x Trahlyta tet.

and went to save the image. and when i cropped and resized the image my friend technology asked – replace ” ^/ ” with new image ? that is computer gobbity gook that tells me i have just stepped into the twilight zone. warning will robinson ! warning ! warning ! something in the computer and or image program does not like that name. and the computer thinks it is ” ^/ “. and the file goes straight to la la land. never to be found again. fortunately i was able to save it just using the numbers 18-102 (11-047 x 16-002) det IMG_3623 and strangely enough it even worked. remember technology is our friend. when it works it is. and why often i prefer the garden and just the flowers without too much extra technology…

digging

no rain in the forecast for tomorrow. not that the ground will be so dry for digging. so we will play in the mud. there are daylilies to move and even some empty spaces to move them into. we will worry about making more empty spaces later. so yes the wish list for moves exceeds the space list for plantings. is there an optimist in the house ? tonight’s flower found a planting space last autumn. and hopefully next summer it will find another flower to build on its lavender petals and white and yellow throat…

Slippin’ and Slidin’

had this one for a while. and it has taken me years to want to add ‘along the waterfall…’ then again this one has nothing to do with a brown eyed girl. it is a flowing and slippin’ and slidin’ kind of daylily. and i might add when there are hundreds of images to capture some just don’t get captured when the light is gentle. or did someone tell a pun and trigger the glare ?…

light

most flowers live in the light. so for the moment i will skip the nocturnals. and when i share daylilies besides looking at the daylily i am looking at the light. sometimes it is not the best light. full sun hides as much as it reveals. the glare is not the flower. it may be one of the reasons insects use ultra violet light to navigate their way around flowers. clouds and other objects, early morning and early evening light can provide moments when there is just enough light to illuminate without over powering what we want to see. this flower is in one of those moments…

dark purple

very dark. and with a white stripe running up the midrib of the petal. its name is Creature of the Night. it is still a daylily and blooms during the day. metaphorically it exists in that other realm.

purple meets purple

this is a seedling of two purple parents. it is about 6 inches 15 cm taller than both of its parents. first the seedling and then the parents…

names

there are some interesting ones for daylilies. this one ? it is called Two Faced Floozy. just for a different reason than you might think. it can have two different looks in the garden because of the ways purples respond to cooler weather. i have yet to see it. this is its first year in this garden. once it does settle in it will bloom a little taller than it did this summer. it should be 46 inches 117 cm tall. and it has a bloom that is 10 inches 25 cm across. it has ruffles on the petals and a little bit of a twist. i am going to have fun with this one finding flowers to cross with it…

seeds, seeds, seeds

it was a beautiful sunny day. i collected another 20 seed pods. it is time to take them out of the pods, count them, and label the envelopes. because the dining room is full of envelopes from the weekend. there are a dozen plants blooming today. and another 5 that have not spent all there buds. the garden is slowing down. yet it is far from shut down…