Hello Daylily Friends,
I was also privileged to meet Mr. Hiram Pearcy who founded The Wisconsin Daylily Club back in 1990. Hiram has since been a loyal Club leader and member, and each year the Club has an annual sale of daylilies that has been very, very successful.
When we arrived back at home I was delighted to see even more blooms in the Greenhouse. Two blooms in particular were particularly lovely. The first bloom is from STOKE THE FIRE which was hybridized by my friend, Josh Jaquez, in Louisiana. I really like the yellow/gold self, and the red/orange eye. Josh sent this daylily to me last spring, and it has now grown to full size. I intend to use it in my hybridizing. The second daylily is from my friend, Bill Maryott, in California. Bill's daylily is PRICKLY SENSATION. I took the picture of the flower because it is blooming as a polytepal. I particularly like the throat on the flower, and I've crossed the plant with TET. TERRY LYNINGER. I'm hoping to see success from this cross. Bill sent PRICKLY SENSATION to me several years ago and I'm always glad to see the blooms. I'm pleased to report that I have it growing in the outside garden, and that it has survived our hard winter.
Diana and I want to again report how much we enjoyed the visit with our Wisconsin daylily friends, and again say thank you to the Club members and to Francis and Genni for their invitation.