Good Morning Daylily Friends,
There has been much discussion on the Robin about the intrusion of Deer into daylily gardens. While we have had our problems with Deer, the problems are now becoming more severe. This morning when Diana and I started to take our "garden walk," we saw four Deer in the back of our garden. They eat apples from our apple tree, and then, very unfortunately, they eat our daylilies. While I really like the deer, I am growing weary of their destructive habits. If this continues I am just going to have to enlist the aid of my good friend, David Arthur. In September David can shoot the deer using his bow and arrow. David can you hear my cry for help?
After Diana threw a stone at the deer we then continued with our walk, and I'm glad we did. I saw just a gorgeous purple. The cross is my Seedling 9-33 crossed with Karol Emmerick's DESIRE OF NATIONS. I had thought that I had made no progress in using DESIRE OF NATIONS until I saw this new little beauty. It seems that the blue eye in DESIRE OF NATIONS has been captured, and that the color is very deep. I also have height on the new seedling. I took several pictures, hoping to get a good photograph, and I think that I did very well. I will probably keep this little beauty outside during the coming winter.
I continue to be surprised at how well our orange daylilies are blooming. As you may recall, I made quite a few seedlings using TET. ORANGE VELVET. One plant that I used as a pod parent was Dan Trimmer's ORANGE BLOSSOM TRAIL. The beauties from this cross are so special. I took a picture of one this morning, and I particularly like the green in and across the throat. I know from some experience that many daylily friends are reluctant to add orange daylilies to their gardens. They may change their minds about their preferences as they have the opportunity to see some of my new TET. ORANGE VELVET seedlings.
Well, this is the news from this morning.