This morning I went to the Greenhouse at about 9:30 a.m., and there was a lovely bloom on Bill Maryott's CORRALITOS ROSE. It had bloomed before, but the blooms were not as nice as the bloom this morning. This morning's bloom was a considerable improvement. I purchased CORRALITOS ROSE during the Auction at the Fall Fling on Saturday, October 15, 2011. It was bare root. So, for it to throw up a scape, and bloom here in January, in the middle of the winter, is quite a feat. I really like the flower.
I have to also tell you about Little Lily Rae. Our good friend, Marlee Price, gave us a swing for Lily Rae. It has a number of musical tunes that play when the musical device is touched. There are also flashing lights. Lily Rae likes to kick with her little legs, and she just has a wonderful time on the swing. After about 20 minutes she is tired. Thanks Marlee for this most welcome gift for Little Lily Rae.
Just had to tell you about CORRALITOS ROSE, and Little Lily Rae's new swing.
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.