Tag Archives: Rainbow Afterglow

in the picture

you have to get out into the garden to get into the picture.  even if like now it is several months later.  yes it is a bit of chaos out there.  it is hidden sometimes by editing.  i was going to say careful editing, then decided that it was to limiting. to anti-chaos.  and sometimes we need to acknowledge the chaos.  and live with it.  not deny it.  not sugar coat it.  and not try to hide it.  so now on to the chaos of the flower.  one of mine.  named even.  named with help from a gardening friend.  Rainbow Afterglow from a big flower – Open Hearth and a little flower – Little Rainbow.  from old chaos comes new chaos.  four images  – sometimes the focus changes and we still need to look…

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what daylilies do when daylilies do

Oh yes daylilies do.  Well gardens aren’t always sedate.  Though it would seem they are mostly discrete.  Here are two daylilies that did.  Fortunately they were mostly discrete so they have not been evicted from the garden.  This is Little Rainbow and Open Hearth.  Little Rainbow is a small 2 inch flower, pink, yellow and dainty.   Just a bit of the full rainbow, yet enough of the rainbow to make us stop and look.  And look again.  Open Hearth is from another part of the garden.  It is a 9 inch bloom and a firey mix of red and yellow.  Someone must have been out of control when these two were put together.  Remember that is a great dane standing next to that tea cup chihuahua !

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Of course this means that the result of this unusual union will be taller than either parent and the bloom will be size wise somewhere between the two parents.  This is the result… Rainbow Afterglow, a 4 inch bloom on a 32 inch tall plant.

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So do watch where you step in the garden.  Nature is at work.

mixing the glow

These two flowers are Little Rainbow and Open Hearth.  They both have their own glows.  Little Rainbow is a two inch mixture of pink and yellow.  Open Hearth is a 9 inch combination of red and yellow.   One little and one very big, and both with a very flat open star shaped form.

littlerainbow open hearth sbsRainbow Afterglow is one of the children of this cross.  A little bigger than

Little Rainbow both in bloom size and height, and actually taller than either parent.

rainbow afterglow detNow the question is ‘was this a “safe” cross, like to like’ or something more adventurous ?  And more importantly what beauties should I be looking to introduce to Rainbow Afterglow ?  Oh –  and can I remember this question this summer when the glow hits my eyes?