Hello Daylily Friends,
Meanwhile, in the garden, new seedlings continue to bloom. I regret to say that I haven't been taking any pictures of these new blooms, but Diana has been doing this task. One bloom in particular should have had my full attention, but I just kept preparing the new rows for seedlings. So, Diana did her best and captured a good shot. The seedling is just a lovely pink color with a darker pink eye, with large teeth everywhere. I even think the seedling may be a polytepal.
Then, this morning, there was a new blue eyed seedling. I think that it has one of the better blue eyes that I've seen. I reached down to touch the substance of the flower, but I broke the pistol. Although the sun was out, I nevertheless took a picture.
Much later in the morning, near lunch time, I saw a lovely pink bloom with a wonderful edge. It is a cross between the pollen parent, (HEARTBEAT OF HEAVEN x TET. JAMES MCCASKILL), and MINNESOTA NICE. I have seen some nice flowers from this cross, and TET. JAMES MCCASKILL has helped to add an extra touch of beauty. I wish that I had been more diligent in using my camera early in the morning.
Anyway, flowers never look their best after they've been exposed to 90+ degree sunshine for several hours.
Let me show another blue eyed flower that bloomed earlier this summer, about 7 to 10 days before the National Convention, that I really, really like. It is Seedling 5-779, and the cross is as follows: Vivid Butterfly x ((Tet. Lavender Blue Baby x Tet. Crystal Blue Persuasion) x Blue Beat). Here is the most important point: 5-779 is "dormant." This dormancy must come from TET. LAVENDER BLUE BABY, which is also a dormant. The measurements on 5-779 are particularly good. It is 28" tall with 5-way branching, 18 buds, and a flower that is about 4.5" in diameter. Another factor is that each scape seems to produce a proliferation. In fact, I've got 8 proliferations growing in the Greenhouse. In the spring of 2016 I am going to aggressively use Seedling 5-779.