Hello Daylily Friends,
RED SAPPHIRE, and they say that they are coming by to visit our garden just before our Fall Fling that takes place in Atlanta on October 14-15, 2011. Looking forward to the visit, and to the Fall Fling. I took a Club picture.
On Sunday morning I got up early to go to the Greenhouse to see how things looked. The evening before when friends from our fall picnic went into the Greenhouse I was surprised to see that the lights did not come on when I turned on the light switch. I checked the power unit, and one of my "breakers" that controls the lights, had "tripped." I turned the breaker back to its "on" position, and things were OK. I just wanted to check on Sunday morning to see that everything was still OK. Well, the window over the coolant system was closed, the fans were not working, and the lights likewise were not working. What should I do? Well, I called my friend Tommy Bell, and meekly asked for his help.
to cause the wires to spark and burn, but Tommy and I surmised that moisture got on the wires, and after 7 years, the wires just got too hot. Or maybe the wires came into contact with each other as a result of vibration in the Greenhouse. I'm very fortunate that the breaker tripped like it was supposed to do. Otherwise there could have been a much more serious situation. Well, Tommy worked on the system for about an hour or more, and got it all repaired. Then, everything worked fine, and I took Tommy's picture. Thanks Tommy!
PRICKLY SENSATION, which is on page 36. I received this from Bill, and it bloomed several times this past week. It has an "applique throat," and a lightly colored purple eye. Then, there are the tenacles on the edges of the petals. A very unusual daylily. I took the pollen and froze it so that I will be able to use it this coming April in the Greenhouse. I'm showing a picture.
Lots of daylily fun is happening here at the Kennesaw Mountain Daylily Gardens.