Hello Daylily Friends,
On Wednesday evening I received a telephone call that required me to be in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia for jury duty. So, on Thursday morning at 8:15 a.m., I reported as directed. I had to wait until about 1:45 p.m. before I was called into the Courtroom for "individual examination." The Judge asked me to explain why it would be difficult for me to serve as a juror. I explained that I am a full time daylily hybridizer, and that now, right now, I making seeds in my Greenhouse. That I have to make seeds now or an entire year of work will be lost. This was why it would be difficult for me to give up 2 months for jury duty. The Judge understood, and I was exempted from any further appearance. Hybridizing daylilies is very, very important!
LACY ALL OVER before, but SNOW CRYSTAL is new to my program. It was given to me by my good friend, Larry Grace. Larry said that SNOW CRYSTAL was a good parent. Indeed, to my amazement, in the Greenhouse, it has 10-way branching. When SNOW CRYSTAL was first sold Stamile said that it had 7-way branching. It certainly has 7-way branching, but it is much more in a protected enviroment. I know that some may "doubt" my report of 10-way branching, so I'm showing a picture. The reason that I'm using Stamile's two plants as pod parents is because they have considerable height and branching. They should help me make TET. PINK RUFFLED LOVE into a taller, larger plant, with branching, at a "quick pace." I must also say with pride that I'm setting pods on TET. PINK RUFFLED LOVE. It is 100% converted.
on't know if its my best purple, but it is certainly one of the top three. Last night I took a picture of its bulb, just to show the green edging in the bulb. This moring, with David sitting in a chair, I took a picture of the flower. The green throat is beautiful, and I'm sure that there is a lovely green ruffled edge around the petals. I know the final measurements of the plant: 27" tall, 4-way branching, 6" flower, 26 buds, and it is a semi-evergreen. I've just got to grow 1-414 with all due haste.
Well that's the news for today!