Sunday, November 25, 2012

Winter's first snow

     Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving!  I spent Thanksgiving at my wife's families house and boy did they put out a spread.  I also have been busy with the last leaf clean ups this past week, and of course my favorite thing to do in late fall......plant daylily seeds.  Usually I'm planting seeds in 30 to 40 degree temps, with winds gusting so hard it sometimes has blown the seeds right out of my hands.  It's always a last minute rush here because our climate changes so fast in November that sometimes you don't get all your seeds planted in time.  I still have some seeds left to plant, but I was very fortunate this past week.  Temps were in the 50's, it was sunny, and there was no wind.  Almost too nice to believe.  Then of course this weekend everything went back to normal.  It was a lake effect snow event, but fortunately the snowfall was very light. Check out the pictures above and below.  You can see how many crosses I got planted this week.  You'll also notice some of the tags have labels, and some are just written on with permanent marker.  The tags that have labels are recycled tags that I could salvage from seedlings that didn't make the cut.  The ones with marker are brand new and I can get more seeds planted with the brand new tags, but unfortunately it is getting more costly to buy tags these days.  It will be interesting to see how many germinate next spring.
Next week I hope to post some daylily pictures of my 2013 introductions.  I will be introducing 5 daylilies. I have been busy writing the descriptions and emailing the pictures being used.  Hope you all are having a nice weekend.       


  1. Hi Paul,

    Looking forward to see your registrations. Would not mind seeing some of the seedlings. Though it looks like they are private.

    John H

  2. Dear John,

    Hi, thanks for writing. Mike Holmes is working on my website and I'll have some new pictures to post soon. I have to pay Google extra to post them. Such is life. Hope all is well.