The next time I got to visit John Kinnebrew's was in May of 2011. John showed me his toothy seedlings, which you will see below and WOW!!!! they were really cool. I couldn't wait to buy them. John was very kind in showing me around his garden again. It was always a pleasure to talk to him and I'm sure the daylily community would say the same thing. When I heard he was going out of business it saddened me. I know our economy isn't what it was in the past and making a living with daylilies is more difficult than ever. My friends in the area who are hybridizers are talking about taking up jobs since the daylily sales have declined. To me John Kinnebrew is such a talented hybridizer that I hope he decides to get back into it.
I have heard through the grapevine (but this is not confirmed) that some other hybridizers are buying some of his remaining seedlings. Lucky folks. You will see below that his daylily seedlings were just amazing.