Monday, September 10, 2018

Has been a fun bloom season this summer.

Lewis seedling out of Wheel of Time (Petit) Very unique looking. First year it's bloomed.
                                          Pharaoh's Arrows (Guy Pierce)

  It's been another very fun bloom season.  I am still collecting pods and trying to line out last year's crosses.  Always busy.  So, I just wanted to posted some pics of some of the better blooms from this year.  Hope you enjoy them.

                                Shake, Rattle, and Roll (Karol Emmerich)

                               Lewis seedling out of Ticklish (DeCaire)

                             Ring Necked Pheasant (Luddy Lambertson)

                                  Dreams Come True (Mark Carpenter)

                        Lewis seedling out of Four Beasts in One (DeCaire)

That concludes this week's picture show.  Trying to get organized for this year's interview season.  Hope to have some great hybridizers to feature.  Be patient with me.  Things should pick up in the late Fall.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

A real breakthrough daylily.

                             Valentina Gripas new speckled daylily seedling.

                           Valentina Gripas new speckled daylily seedling.

   I was looking through Facebook the other day when I came across this beautiful daylily seedling from Valentina Gripas from Ukraine.  From what she said, it just started blooming this year and is not for sale.  What a fantastic looking daylily.  A real breakthrough.  Here are some more pictures below:

These pictures are the property of Valentina Gripas and use without prior consent from her is prohibited. I'd like to thank Valentina for allowing me to share these pictures.  My blooming season is winding down and I should be able to post some pictures very soon again and hope to have some really fun interviews with hybridizers you all know and love.  Stop back in soon.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Dark Eyed Daylilies.

                              Karol Emmerich seedling 10817.  Stunning!

                 Teddy Bear Eyes (Eric Simpson) Photo by Theresa Maris.

  I think I first fell in love with dark eyed daylilies the first time I saw Jeff Salter's Moonlit Masquerade.  I still enjoy seeing it as it is always an early season bloomer.  Sometime later I saw the daylily Dan Trimmer named for his wife, Jane Trimmer and was really blown away by that.  Over time there has always seemed to be newer dark eyed daylilies that have caught my attention.  Here's a few I have seen posted recently:

                      Tango Lessons (Dan Trimmer) Photo by Theresa Maris.

  Karol Emmerich seedling 11716.  (I think this and Tango Lessons need to be crossed together.)

                       Falkor (Mary Frank Gaskins) Photo by Claudia Conway.

                           George Seurat (Stamile) Photo by Don Longton.

                     Summoning the Night (Jeff Salter) Photo by Patrick Guidry.

                       Jane Trimmer (Dan Trimmer) Photo by Carol A. Sims.

Well, I hope you enjoyed that brief segment.  The Myrtle Beach, South Carolina daylily convention is going on this weekend and I hope you all are having fun.  Wish I could be there, but work keeps me busy.  Starting to see some bloom, so it won't be long before my garden starts up again.  Hope you are all well.


Saturday, May 12, 2018

Well branched daylilies.

                            Scandinavia (Mahieu) Photo by Dave Mussar.

       Voluptuous Blonde (Rice) Photo by Paul K. Lewis, at John Rice's garden.

  Was thinking about some of the better branched daylilies I have seen and some I've just seen pictures of and here is what I would call a sampling.  I hope to put a more detailed segment together in the future.  Here is your picture show for this week:

               Up on the Roof (Curt Hanson) Incredible branching on this one.

                                    Building the Collussus (Curt Hanson)

                    Purple Tarantula (Jamie Gossard) Photo by Theresa Maris.

                              Pack Hunter (Mahieu) Photo by Brian Reeder.

                             Genesta (Marshall-Earl) Photo by Anna Carlson.

                                              Phillip's Tree (JR Blanton)

                                              Phillip's Tree (JR Blanton)

Hope you enjoyed that brief segment.  Really hoping to bring you my interview with Nikki next. (Knock on wood) Hope you are all having a great Spring.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Fabulous Daylily Garden Pictures!

                             Photo by Dora Merrill.  Beautiful photo Dora!

                                               Photo by Dora Merrill.

  Thought this would be a good opportunity to show some outstanding daylily garden pictures from around the country.  With nothing further, enjoy the picture show:

                                               Photo by Bob Selman.

                                          Photo by Julie Covington.

                                  Photo by Claudia Conway. Gorgeous!

                                             Photo by Sheila Caldon.

                                           Photo by Pauline Lavigne.

                                        Photo by Kathleen Nordstrom.

                                           Photo by Bobbie Brooks.

                                          Photo by William Schaeffer.

                                            Photo by Kirsten Hatfield.

Well folks, hope you enjoyed those great shots.  All pictures posted were used with permission and each photo is the property of each person.  Use of these photos without prior consent is prohibited.  Thanks for stopping in.  Next segment hopefully will be Nikki!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

More patterns!

                                   Di DeCaire future intro Janet Carol.

               Eric Simpson seedling T 12017-2 (Garden name: Papa Pattern)

Every day we get closer to Summer and another daylily season.  It's been a slow warm up this Spring and many of my daylily friends are still experiencing snow.  Hopefully this picture show of some patterns from around the country will lift your spirits.  Hang in there!

                  Dave Richardson seedling (Venetian Pools X Waves of Joy)

Mike Derrow seedling ( (Special Candy X Whale Tails) X Sometimes Shadows Speak))

               Mary Frank Gaskins seedling A 02-2016 (Whale Tails seedling)

                                       Di DeCaire (Ticklish seedling)

                        Bob Faulkner diploid seedling (Orange Turkey Tail)

                        Bob Faulkner diploid seedling (J.T. Polston / future)

                Mythology (James Townsend) Photo by Alexandra Khasianova

                Viva Las Vegas (Guy Pierce) Photo by Mary Erickson Bergum.

                      Venetian Pools (Guy Pierce) Photo by Claudia Conway.

I want to thank all my daylily friends for sharing their pictures.  All photographs are the property of each hybridizer and use without prior consent is prohibited.  I hope to feature some pictures of Daylily gardens next, followed by a visit with everyone's favorite daylily person, Nikki Keeton Schmith.