Friday, October 17, 2014


     I am trying to catch up on posting some of my favorite pictures from this daylily season and I have a lot more pictures of patterned tetraploid daylilies to share.  My hybridizing has shifted gears over to tet. patterns.  No disrespect to diploid patterns.  Because of my Moldovan and Hanson influences, I have always preferred tetraploids.  Let's get started.  The beautiful patterned daylily above is Dan Hansen's 2013 introduction Debra Jorgensen.  This pattern really caught my eye this year.  It's currently reblooming in my garden right now.  Hope you enjoy the picture show.

Pictured above is Dan Hansen's Whale Tails.

Double bloom of Whale Tails.

Pictured above is Jamie Gossard's Butterfly Ripples.

Pictured above is Guy Pierce's Stencil De Fresco.

Pictured above is Di Decaire's Gentle Soul.

Pictured above is  Karol Emmerich's Handwriting on the wall.

Pictured above is a Moldovan seedling I am currently guesting. 

Pictured above is Ted Petit's Royal Cypher.

 I hope you enjoyed this week's installment.  Fall is coming on fast.  Getting ready to post my 2015 introductions soon.  Only 4 this year.  Happy gardening to you!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


I like to think I live in the teeth capital of the United States.....which is the state of Ohio.  It is such a blessing to be able to drive (not fly) to Jamie Gossard's, Mike Holmes, John Benz, or Tom Polston's at the drop of a hat.  I did manage to get to Jamie Gossard's Heavenly Gardens this year and saw some really cool toothy daylilies.  The purple seedling at the top of the page is one of Jamie's seedlings I fell in love with. The cross for this seedling is Dragon Fang X Rosy Spiketail.  Here's some more toothy daylilies from my garden and Jamie's garden this year that I think are in a class all their own.

Pictured above is Jamie Gossard's Larry's Twilight Bite.

Pictured above is Jamie Gossard's Hooked on You.

Pictured above is Jamie Gossard's Beastman.

Pictured above is Lee Pickle's Horny Devil.

Pictured above is Tom Polston's Deadliest Catch.

Pictured above is Ken Dye's Megabite.

Pictured above is Steve Moldovan's Gaudeamus.

Pictured above is my introduction Angels and Demons.

Pictured above is my seedling from the daylily Shabby Chic.

Pictured above is Kim Kuzminski's Needle in a Haystack.
Hope you enjoyed these pictures of some really cool toothy daylilies.  Hope to post some more patterned daylily pictures in the weeks to come.