Hello Daylily Friends,
There has been a lot of information on the "Robin" lately about visiting Clubs that a Speaker might be invited to attend. I am always delighted when we are asked to come and speak to a Club. In fact, Diana and I have visited so many Clubs that I think we have a good idea of the membership of our Society by having met so many friends where they live. I always bring plants to auction, and I like doing this, but I usually limit what I bring to about 8 to 12 plants. Sometimes I bring double divisions if I have them. I receive one half of the total sales price, and then the Club uses the other half to pay our expenses, and hopefully there is a remainder for the Club treasury. If we travel to a distant State, then the costs are sometimes adjusted. The purpose of a Club visit is to get to know each other better, talk about daylilies, and hopefully have some of our plants growing in other places.
Let me also say that the Government Shutdown was a sad event. My last post had pictures of Confederate Statues that are in Virginia, where I was visiting, but may I just add that I do not see the Confederate Flag as an item that should be used as a political tool. I particularly do not appreciate it being used by anyone for protest. While I am a Southerner by birth and heritage, with ancestors who served in the Confederacy, I understand what happened during this period in our Nation's history. However, using the Confederate Flag to protest in front of our White house is just W-R-O-N-G. Today we are all bothers and sisters under one flag, and shutting down the Government is also W-R-O-N-G. I am proud of my Southern heritage, but I just can't be pleased with those who would shame our government. Anyway, as long as we all love daylilies we can find "common ground."
I would also add that anyone who wants to follow the paths that I'm taking this fall in my conversion work might look back at the posts that I made on the following dates: Friday, January 3, 2009, and Monday, February 15, 2010. These two posts will be helpful to see the "tools" used, and to also see how Colchicine is mixed. I would add two observations: I no longer cut around the outside of the top of the daylily. I leave the outside alone until about five days after treatment, but more about this soon. Second, I add 8 milliliters of DMSO to 400 Milliliters of Mixed Colchicine. The additional DMSO helps to get the Colchicine to the "growing tip."
Well, more news coming soon.