not tonight. find a flower. somehow skip the semi mandatory nap. watch penguins on Nature. and post a picture. still on the path. and even throw in another label. worry not the labels will hide of their own accord. two images. Desert Icicle x Autumn Minaret) x North Wind Dancer.
i think i turned down the wrong aisle in the candy store tonight. it was the one that nearly does not end… then i found a picture. and even remembered that is what i came in here to get… a yellow seedling with some red dust on the petals. a cross of Desert Icicle x Autumn Minaret) x North Wind Dancer that should move out of the seedling bed and into the observation garden this spring. two images …
some crosses are a stretch. whether it’s a far out left handed crochet, an unusual quilting maneuver, or a strange shot from half court – sometimes you have to let it all hang out and take a swing, make a cross you normally would not take. then again some of us are more comfortable doing this with a higher frequency. abandoning the sure thing in exchange for a possible sure surprise. this is one. a seedling with one half from a newer daylily and the other going back to much earlier times. and the orange shade makes for a nice change. two images…
this just might be a seedling from Gudrid x North Wind Dancer. or it might just be some other cross. the cranial index retrieval mechanism is temporarily out to lunch. shoulda wrote that note. which woulda required putting the camera down somewhere safe and poking around down under the leaves. two images
in the foliage that is. yes we found a picture. now to do a little rooting around to see what the label is for this seedling. mostly sure it is Gudrid and guessing the other half is North Wind Dancer. a bit of rooting should sort that out. for now enjoy the image and a bit of mystery. two images
sibling competition ? that might be one way to look at it. personally i do not think the flowers are the least bit worried about what the gardeners are thinking. the flowers are just doing what nature intended. our likes and selections mean nothing except to the gardeners and visitors. and so we end up comparing one sibling to another. this seedling is a sibling from a cross shown a few weeks ago. 12-128 Prague Spring x Fol de Rol ) x North Wind Dancer was a little skinnier and a little straighter. this one is a bit fuller in the width of petals and has a bit more twist. then again why not look and decide for yourself ? the flower by itself, the two sibs side by side, and a detail of tonight’s bloom.
moving from one PC to another does not cause chaos. it simply enhances chaos, again, and again, and again. so what is one to do besides find a picture. picture found. chaos temporarily held at bay. now where were we ? back to the seedlings from this past summer. seedlings that brought excitement and asked to be looked upon. this is a cross of Prague Spring x Fol de Rol) x North Wind Dancer. good things seen with this cross, the flower is a spidery star form. the seedling is tall like North Wind Dancer. bud count and branching look promising. enough talk for now… seedling please ! and a close up.
yes it is just a plain petal. and that is just fine.
and now the seedling and a close up. traces of each parent show up. some of the twist and dance of North Wind Dancer have been passed to the seedling. also the bigger throat have been handed down. though it is now more of a creamy white instead of yellow. the chalky lavender eye zone comes from Gudrid, as does the main petal color of purple. The flower size seems to be following North Wind Dancer and the white midrib of Gudrid has been overpowered. now we fall to the terrible task of observing and deciding. somebody has to do it…
Ambiguity or mistaken identity ? Is this a flower for the summer season or the winter ? With a name like North Wind Dancer one might question if this is a flower of summer. Unless one knows where this flower was raised. North Wind Dancer comes from a Minnesota garden. So when it blooms, and bloom it does, it does truly dance in the north wind. Though it is not the north wind that is blowing now. When it does bloom it makes the most of the summer season. It grows fast and makes lots of blooms.
North Wind Dancer. Put one in your garden. You won’t be disappointed.