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back in july

the garden on a rainy july 17…

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Yin

while Yin and Yang are usually together. except in this case. Yin bloomed and Yang did not. maybe the next day…

and so

i might compare 1001 purple daylilies. different purple daylilies. and i would find many different reasons to separate them by their traits and appearances. yes there are that many though there are no where near that many in one place. these days about 2,000 daylilies are registered each year. every year. i will not try to dig deeper into that haystack of data except for a few wild guesses. like if we take an even break of primary colors and throw out green and blue and include near white and near black that would be about 333 if they were evenly spread over each hue. and each of them a small step in one direction or another. a progression of each gardener’s likes and dreams. different color intensities and flower shapes. different edges and eyezones. different contrasts of colors. large, small, and medium flower sizes. different bloom times both morning and evening and early, mid, and late in the summer season. i would love to wander such imaginary fields and soak in every bloom. and i will dare not try to replicate a large sampling here. just to happen on three purples and share them here. and to remind you there are a thousand other gems scattered in gardens around the globe. you might find some of them if you watch for glimpses of gardens and listen for the faint giggles of fairies at play…

Orchid Convergence

sometimes the flower is near perfect. at least in my garden this one has a tendency to look down and hide its pretty face…

Trahlyta kid

this is Teddy Bears Picnic. a Trahlyta kid. the tetraploid kind with 44 chromosomes. it will be time to try some other crosses with this one next summer. time to see if the second parent choices might be a little better. maybe cross it with this orange seedling and a few others…

red

and mulch. the garden is officially put to sleep for the season. today’s mulch bags had ice in them. it has been cold here for the last two weeks so the moisture in the mulch bags made some ice. fortunately there was not a lot of moisture so most of the mulch was loose and spread around well. there are a few flags that will need to be renewed so they can be read in the spring time. it was brisk breezy work. and it is done now.

Casual Grace

this one has gotten a name. Casual Grace. the image was taken with the flower shaded from the sun. the background is in full sun. the second image is one taken in full sun and shows more red. the third and fourth images are seedlings from this flower…