This morning I went to the Greenhouse to check on my seedlings to see how many more had sprouted. Most are doing quite well, while others are languishing because they have not sprouted. I'm still hoping for a very good percentage of new sprouts. Then, I saw a bloom on Karol Emmerick's GNASHING OF TEETH. What a wonderful daylily, that for me has been a very good parent. I'm showing a picture so that you can see what I saw. I didn't get as good of a picture as I wanted because the edge is more yellow than white, and my picture shows more white. I recommend GNASHING OF TEETH to any hybridizer: it produces wonderful seedlings.
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.