Yesterday and this morning as well have been delightful experiences. Don Morris and Zack Jones visited from the area of Nashville, Tennessee. They came to pick up some daylilies they purchased earlier. They received the best I have: KENNESAW MOUNTAIN HAYRIDE, LYDIA'S REGAL ROBE, and DIANA'S EVENING GOWN. Don has an interesting website, and he is doing very well in his garden. To reach Don's website just look for Don Morris on Charlotte's Daylily Diary. Also see http://www.thelilypatch.org. You will be glad that you visited and looked at his work. I am posting a picture showing Don, Zack and myself in the greenhouse.
The group picture was taken in front of a seedling that Don admired. Its petals measured 4" in width.
I am also showing a second seedling that bloomed this morning and the cross is as follows: [(Diana's Evening Gown x Judy Farquhar) x Best Edge]. I now call this daylily Seedling 9-16. It will never be introduced, but I like the green edge. Very nice. Seedling 9-16 is 28" tall, it has 3-way branching, 20 buds, and a 5 1/2" flower. You might notice that the sepals are not shown in the picture. They are not shown because they recurved. I put refrigerated pollen from Seedling 9-11 (See entry from April 2, 2009) on Seedling 9-16. Incidentally, Seedling 9-11 should bloom again in the morning, that is, Monday morning, April 6, 2009.
I'm glad daylily season has arrived in the greenhouse. Everything outside looks good as well.