Hello Daylily Friends,
As I prevously reported on Nov. 23, 2012, I have been trying to convert Lee Pickles' CHOO CHOO CABOOSE. What a beautiful red daylily! It is a dormant, and so it is particularly important as to when the effort is made to get it converted. Trying to convert it too late in the fall might be "unfortunate." I began my conversion effort on October 20, 2012, and this may have been too late. I think that it may have been better if I had started the conversion process a month earlier. Anyway, I am where I am, and there is certainly hope that I'm on the "progress road." I'm going to show four pictures. Plant #1 looks to me like it is the one that is converted. Plant Number #2 also looks like it could be converted. Both have grown very slow, and seem to have thicker foilage.
Plants #3 and #4 both could be converted, but I'm a little skeptical. Both have the appearance of a conversion, but they don't seem quite as hard or as sufficiently stiff as other daylilies that I've converted. Still, I've got to go the entire distance with what I've done. Who knows, one of these two daylilies could be the path to success. This is why I normally like to treat five daylilies when I'm trying to create a conversion.
On another note, this afternoon I went to Georgia Tech's new basketball arena to see Tech play Miami. The arena was fabulous. Former Head Coach Bobby Cremins was there, as was James Forrest, Jon Barry and Dennis Scott, all great former players for Tech. It was all good, except that our team played so poorly that we were beaten by Miami by 20 points. In fact, we only scored 49 points. I had hoped that we would be better this year, but at this point I'm not encouraged.
Well, that's the news today.