I got up this morning, and in a short time I was out walking through my seedlings. Then, delightfully, I saw a gorgeous yellow, and the parentage is as follows: [(Summer Hymns x J. T. Davis) x Ram]. I call this daylily, Seedling 8-196. The two most important points that I can make about 8-196 is that it has a 7" flower, and that it is dormant. Perhaps equally important is that it is 35" tall, with 4-way branching. I would also note that it is a late bloomer. With such attributes this beauty must be introduced, and so I plan to make this happen this fall. Just a few days ago RAM bloomed, and I said to Diana, "I need to use RAM in my work." I had forgotten that, indeed, I used pollen from RAM several years ago. The result with 8-196 is what I call "sensational." I have another orange/gold from using RAM that I may show in just a few days.
After walking through the garden I came in the house, took a shower, shaved, and Diana and I then drove directly to the home of Jack and Cynthia Rigsby. Jack is our Club's Treasurer, and Jack and Cynthia together are in charge of our Club's "refreshments" at our many gatherings. These are very important tasks, and the Rigsby's rise well above the level of commitment needed for the successful completion of these tasks. This morning we went to Jack and Cynthia's home for a breakfast, and then a tour of their garden. There were 38 in attendance. Everybody was happy to get together a week after our Club's show at the Galleria Mall. I'm showing a picture of Jack and Cynthia, and I'm also showing, by picture, "that you can get anything you want at Cynthia's Restaurant." We then walked through the gardens which were just wonderful. Daylilies everywhere. One that was particularly beautiful was Jack Carpenter's, LONNIE LEROY CARPENTER. I might also note that Jack has been hard at work on his home and his deck. New paint everywhere. The posts and railings were painted pure white, the floors were stained very nicely, and I should also add that there were no weeds anywhere. Such a great breakfast, and such a wonderful visit with Jack and Cynthia.
After breakfast at Jack and Cynthia's home our Club members then traveled to the home of Glenn and Yvonne McKenney. How much better could a Saturday morning be? Looking at seedlings, breakfast with friends, and then the McKenney Garden. We were met by Glenn and Yvonne who then walked with us through their garden. There were so many sights to see. There was a lake, a stream, large boulders, and immediate next door proximity to Kennesaw Mountain National Park. I might add that Glenn and Yvonne have rebuilt their deck and it is a superb place to have refreshment and rest. I can't imagine why Glenn would ever go to work when he can just stay on his deck. One item of interest in the McKenney garden was a large, large vase that had water running through it. On top of the vase is a green frog whom I call "Kermit the frog." I'm showing a picture of the garden, and of Kermit getting a big gulp of water.
Before we left the McKenney home, Diana and I were invited by Yvonne to not only see their garden, but to also see their home as well. This was a front row view of what our Club members will see at Christmas because our Club's Christmas party will be at the McKenney home. Thanks Glenn and Yvonne!
It is delightful to experience such grand adventures on a daylily Saturday morning.