Hello Daylily Friends,
Here is my question of the morning: Who else has had a bloom so far here in the month of January, 2013? My hand is raised! I've just had a beautiful bloom on Herbie Phelps' SAWYER'S GIGGLES. I've been watching the plant and I knew that a bloom was coming, but still I was surprised to see it this early. Just a wonderful bloom. I also have to tell you about a scape that I have growing on Seedling 11-293. To see a picture of the flower you could go back to my post on June 23, 2011. It is good to have a Greenhouse.
I must also tell you that Diana and I had a wonderful week-end attending the Region 10 Mid-Winter Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee. There were so many interesting speakers including Ms. Cindy Dye from North Carolina. Her presentation included an in-depth discussion of the condition O.D.D., that is, people having "Obsessive Daylily Disorder." Diana and I certainly admit that we have this condition. I also enjoyed listening to our friend, Nikki Schmith. She has so much excitement when she speaks. I listened to everything. I particularly liked her review of our last 5 AHS National Conventions. Then Curt Hansen was interesting. He is obviously very bright and he likes things that would be unusual to most other people like his head scarf that he wore when he spoke. And didn't Curt Hansen win the Stout Medal for his introduction of PRIMAL SCREAM? He never even mentioned this; I sure would have. I also liked listening to Dr. Jonathan Poulton who spoke about creating the "blue daylily." If only I had the scientific knowledge, I would do it myself. There were so many really outstanding speakers, but I didn't take but just a few pictures.