Hello Daylily Friends,
I've been somewhat surprised at the number of requests that I've had to my intent to introduce THE STING. I certainly hope that I will have enough fans to meet the demand. I have been asked about the cost, and it will be $200.00. I just want to make sure that my fans are large enough when they are mailed. So, it will be about 6 more weeks before they can be available.
Since there was such a response to THE STING, I thought that I would show three more introductions coming for 2014.
The next, new introduction, will be DIANA'S PEACHES AND CREAM. I chose this name because every summer we buy peaches and bananas, and Diana cuts them into small serving sizes, and then mixes them with cream. She puts them into the refrigerator, and later serves them as a summer treat. Oh, they are so good. Here is the cross that created DIANA'S PEACHES AND CREAM: (Varsity Orange x Tet. Terry Lyninger). This daylily is 27" tall with 4-way branching, 24 buds, and a 5 3/4" flower. It blooms early to midseason, and is a semi-evergreen, but it leans toward dormancy. This is a lovely daylily. Can't you just taste the peaches and bananas?
Shortly, I'll write more about our 2014 introductions. We should have two or maybe three more introductions for this coming year. I should also add that all of our pictures of our daylilies are taken outside in our gardens. The pictures were not taken in the Greenhouse. I've found that the pictures taken in the garden are the best!
Every introduction that is sold from the Greenhouse receives only the best of care. All plants that will be sold in 2014 are potted and receives outstanding potting soil, plenty of Alfalfa, Epsom Salts, 16-4-12 slow release fertilizer, and Bayer's Advanced Tree & Shrub pellets. I can't over emphasize the importance of the Bayer product. It kills bugs dead, including gnats, and it makes a huge difference in keeping Thrips under control. Also, I've finally gotten our seeds planted. As of today we've planted 2,567 seeds, and we're having really outstanding germination. I've still got a few more seeds that I want to plant, but the pods are still on the daylilies. So, a little more time will have to pass, and then I'll plant the final 20-30 remaining seeds. Another work that we've been doing is getting ready to convert a number of daylilies. I've been potting the plants, so as to have them ready to treat either the last week of September, or later, during the last week of January, 2014. I'll write more about this later.