the things one does not know until one knows. sometimes that requires observation. closer observation. are these two images siblings ? or are they flowers from the same plant on different days ? or variations on light and camera ? it would not be the first time two seeds were planted together hoping at least one would grow. only to have both grow and need be separated at a later date. perhaps progress will be made on this question when bloom time comes… fight the virus, shelter in place, thank a medical responder, thank first responders, show empathy everyone needs some now. we are in this together. we can do this.
that has a nice ring to it. or better a nice bloom to it. come july the garden will be flower full. as in full of flowers. because in one day if i took a picture of each flower i would have enough to last all year. then again each one would need to be a good or at least decent picture. and i would be very tired and perhaps even mentally exhausted when the job was done. there would be a lot of fence jumping to get the flowers that were facing the wrong way. a lot of squeezing between other flowers to get to flowers at the back of the bed. and a lot of getting down close to the ground to capture short and downward facing blooms. the getting down might not be so bad. it would be all that resuming the vertical position that would exact a toll. hmmm maybe i should settle for a mostly nearly flower full thursday. then i would not need to rest up all day friday. just a thought. fight the virus, shelter in place, thank a medical responder, thank first responders, show empathy everyone needs some now. we are in this together. we can do this. and please come back to enjoy the flowers. drop by and spend a moment.
it is after midnight. closer to 1 am. so even though this post is for the previous day at the very least for poetic license for the rhyme being so to speak we will go with wednesdayless. spell checker be damned. it was a good day to acquire alfalfa pellets. the bag emphasizes that they are for horses. or just about any other farm animal, goats, sheep, rabbit, and a few others. and they are also good for daylilies and other garden plants. alfalfa is a natural growth stimulant for other plants. so for seedlings and new transplants it gives them an added boost. otherwise it was chilly today. nothing accumulated yet and it was that white fuzzy looking precipitation. tomorrow warmer. and wet un-fuzzy precipitation. fight the virus, shelter in place, thank a medical responder, thank first responders, show empathy everyone needs some now. we are in this together. we can do this.
this is a similar cross of two older daylilies. in fact one of the same parent plants from last night’s flower is in this cross – Open Hearth. The other parent is Black Plush. this flower and last night’s are both among the flowers i want to use for crosses this summer. the last two days made for some garden time. there are still a few plants to be cleared from the seedling beds before new seeds can be planted. eventually this year’s garden will take shape. the lilac tree died last fall. all the leaves turned brown before fall. and this spring there was no new growth. so it was cut down and removed. fortunately there were new suckers growing from the roots and they will replace it. so step by step the garden will take shape. narcissus daffodils are blooming. the tulips were getting ready until the deer came and hid the tulips behind their two lips. time to put out the deer repellents… fight the virus, shelter in place, thank a medical responder, thank first responders, show empathy everyone needs some now. we are in this together. we can do this.
i had the picture ready yesterday. unfortunately i failed to gauge the blast radius of the spawn of zaphod beeblebrox and it totally threw me out of my game. don’t worry he will do it again. i have it on good word that there is a fleet of power shovels on stand by when he hits bottom. yeah he will keep digging. now back to the flower. it is or should be a paradox. it is a cross of two older diploids both of which were converted to tetraploids. Ice Carnival x Open Hearth. one is pure white and the other red flames. the seedling decided to take the fire. and now this summer i do hope to play with fire… and ice. it should be cool fun. stay sane. fight the virus, shelter in place, thank a medical responder, thank first responders, show empathy everyone needs some now. we are in this together. we can do this.
who’s side is he on ? this is supposed to be war on the virus. hospitals are full of covid-19 patients. retired doctors and nurses and military national guard are helping regular doctors and nurses fight this virus. After telling these medical warriors he appreciates what they are doing what does he do ? he calls social distancing politically correct. he tweets protesters to liberate the states of michigan, minnesota, virginia. social distancing and stay at home orders are all that is holding the tide of covid-19 patients at our hospitals. does he care about any of our medical and first responders? does he care about the bodies filling emergency morgues ? does he really care about this war ? ask yourself – who’s side is he on ?
i found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. small acts of kindness and love.
medical responders. first responders. someone who stops to help. keep it together. we need you. image used by permission Mark Hiblen
in daylilies broken color can be streaks or patches of a different color. looking at this flower the colors on the sepals, the skinny petals in back appear to fit that discription. and looking at other pictures of this flower it seems to exhibit this behavior frequently. some days it is on the petals. some days on the sepals. broken – yeah we can relate to that. there are quite a few things broken right now. so lets go with the simple and familiar. fight the virus, shelter in place, thank a medical responder, thank first responders, show empathy everyone needs some now. we are in this together. we can do this.
yes it is still spring. though i did not know there was so much demand for snow. what pray tell are the garden fairies trying to tell us ? be safe…