Tag Archives: Freak Show

bright

now that is a bright yellow.  a little too much for the camera to handle.  that could be why yellows dominate when seen across the garden and other colors – even bright red – are visually over powered.  three images…

and the color for friday

is pink.  a star shape with a bit of fancy gold along the ruffley edge.  variety keeps the garden interesting.  three images…

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10-103 Freak Show x Coburg Preview

10-103 Freak Show x Coburg Preview

Freak Show x Coleman Hawkins

it looks a lot like the parent Coleman Hawkins .  except it has Freak Show mixed into the plant.  so it is not the same.  that similar thing again.  two similar.   three images…   Coleman Hawkins is first and Freak Show x Coleman Hawkins is next.  the seedling has a stronger midrib.

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foreguessing

or is it forewishing ?  when this cross was made this was not the planned, guessed, or even wished turn.  one parent a lavender and the other a cream colored white.  and so this is the way it went.  fortunately the garden is my favorite location for foreguessing.  three images, the parents and two of the seedling…

Knight Templar x Freak Show ) X John Karl Seager sbs

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7/14

yellow seedling

yellow – all yellow.  and all seedling.  a cross of two seedlings 13-066 12-0727-003 Monster x seedling lavender branch x 10-098 Freak Show x Coleman Hawkins.  nothing like a little paperwork and notes to take some of the mystery out of it.   fortunately the bruise of notes does not really change the flower…  two images…

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7/13

some buds some blooms

This is a pair of buds getting ready to bloom and then blooming on the following day.  The seedling cross is Freak Show x Coleman Hawkins.  And they make a nine inch bloom.

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10-098 Freak Show x Coleman Hawkins det

Seedling – no me first !

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Its grey.  It is rainy.  It is still eleven days until the solstice.  One flower each day is not too much to post.  Something to counter the grey days of winter.  This is a seedling that has been blooming in my garden.  It is a cross of Freak Show and Coburg Preview.  It is something to push back the grey.It is a tangle of three blooms.  None of them wanting the other to be first !  Instead of pretty in pink, perhaps this one is pushy in pink….  a good one to push away the grey !

Purple, purple, nearly white

Purple, purple, now nearly white.  Two posts of purple daylilies.  It is time for a change.   This is a very pale cream and yellow flower that most days fades to white.   It is a seedling that has taken on dominance of its part of the garden.  A cross of Knight Templar and Freak Show.   Taller than both parents and quite the attraction.

Watching and wondering how a seedling will unfold is one of my joys of the garden.  Each day can be a little different.  And for most plants it takes a couple of years until it grows into its own complete form.  Eventually each plant will grow into a clump of many plants and many many blooms.

In the garden this one stands about four feet tall and has a six to seven inch bloom.   It does not hurt that this one likes to set pods and pollen with other plants and gives lots of seeds.   And so the adventure will continue.

Moving Day(s)

Auntie Shrew just ran though hollering ‘Everyone must git from the meadow!’  Well it is not exactly moving day – more like moving days.  As it is going to take some time to clear the select beds  and seedling beds.  De-selected plants need to be moved out.  And room needs to be made  for this year’s selects.  And the survivors of the select bed need to be lined out for one of the more crucial tests.  Will that double fan multiply ?  And will that bloom be pretty enough to catch anyone’s attention.

This is one of the select beds.  It has been cleared of last year’s plants.  Some of the new selects have been planted and there is room for a few more.   So look out Auntie Shrew moving day is not over.  Even if this is not the meadow.

And next summer there will be a few more of these blooming here.

Freak Show x Coleman Hawkins