Out in the Greenhouse this morning there was a beautiful new seedling. I now call it Seedling 3-307. It is a cross between the following: (Bluegrass Memories x Seedling 11-234). I am not sure how to describe its color. I wouldn't necessarily call it blue, but still a color that I can't recall seeing before. I like the edge on the petals. It is 38" tall, 3-way branching with a proliferation, 17 buds, and a 4 3/4" flower. I crossed it with Seedling 3-305 that I showed on yesterday, Thursday, March 21, 2013. I might also note that 3-307 was planted on July 26, 2012. So, it has bloomed in just over 7 months.
Also this morning I saw another scape emerging on PINK STRIPES, Plant #2. I'm showing a picture. Again, I'm just very fortunate to have a scape emerging on two plants when I don't normally have a scape until after a year has passed from the time of my attempted conversion effort. I can't wait to see what emerges. I am very, very hopeful that Plant #2 is converted because its foliage is so, so hard and stiff.
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.