I am still recovering from my eye surgery and it has been most difficult to maintain the "face-down" position, but I have done my very best. I went to Dr. Halpern's office this past Monday morning and he was pleased with the progress made with my left eye, but he said that I would have to continue to maintain the face down position for another week. I cannot tell you how disappointed I was to receive this news. Anyway, time marches by and this past Sunday our family enjoyed having Easter dinner together. We all went out to the greenhouse to see the blooms and I had to wear my sunglasses to shield my eyes from the bright light. I thought you might like to see Diana and myself and Jeff and Kelley sitting in the greenhouse after lunch.
This morning we went to the greenhouse to see the blooms and I was just thrilled to see one of my dormants had a glorious, beautiful green edge. I don't know what the branching or bud count will ultimately be because this is difficult to determine on a dormant that has only bloomed within a period of eight months. The one fact that was clearly obvious was that the green edge was vivid, distinct and beautiful. I was so pleased with this new green edge that I knew you would like to see what we saw this morning and so I am posting a picture of it here in the blog.
Diana is still typing for me and I hope she will help me post more at another time.
I started growing daylilies around 1992, and I liked them so much that I eventually removed my entire 1/2 acre vegetable garden, and instead planted just daylilies. Many friends came to see the daylilies, there were several newspaper articles about the daylilies, then, our daylily garden was featured on "Gardener's Diary" on HGTV in 2001. I became so much interested in daylilies that I served as General Counsel for the AHS from 2000 to 2005. My wife Diana and I ultimately founded the Cobb County Daylily Society, and I have now served two terms as President. Diana has served two terms as our Secretary. My wife Diana and I were married forty-five years ago, on May 17, 1969, in Diana's hometown of Milbank, South Dakota. We have one daughter, Kelley Rae, and one grand daughter, Beautiful Lily Rae.