Hello Daylily Friends,
I've been showing some of the results from my conversion work, and I have to show you one fan of a seedling from our good friend, Bob Faulker. Several years ago Diana and I took a road trip to Ohio, and one place we stopped was at Bob's garden. This was on July 6, 2010, and I wrote a post about it: It was such an adventure! We particularly enjoyed seeing Bob's pigeons, and then also seeing his daylilies. I was particularly attracted to one diploid daylily that had circular rings in its eyes. I pleaded with Bob to let me try to get it converted, and later that summer Bob mailed several fans. I've grown it outside to try to get up to five fans, and I treated it last year, with no success, and this year I'm now down to two fans. One fan is quite small, and so its success as a tetraploid is questionable. The other fan, however, looks very, very good. Indeed, I took a picture of the fan on December 26, 2012, It was big and sturdy, but then on January 1, 2013, I deceided to cut it back for fear that rot might begin inside the fan. It looks good now.