I've also really had quite a few blooms on TET. YANKEE PINSTRIPES. The true color of this conversion is now obvious, and so I'm showing two pictures. Instead of having a purple color, it is more of a burgundy/pink color. I've seen probably 8 blooms and there is no variation. I can also say that this plant did very well in the Greenhouse even though I took two of the plants to the little Greenhouse to receive a dose of the winter chill. The two pots that went through some cold weather are now growing just fine. In fact, one has a small scape growing.
One of my most well received introductions for this spring is DENTAL DELIGHT. As I noted when it was registered, it is a hard dormant. It doesn't really start growing to any decent size until later in April. I was concerned that sending such a small plant to those who have made the purchase concerned me. So, I dug up quite a few fans and planted them into two gallon pots. Once these plants were in the warm Greenhouse they started to grow quite well. I think that with 6 more weeks of growth, these will be fine to ship. Indeed I am so pleased with DENTAL DELIGHT that I plan to use several fans to pollinate new seedlings I have growing, and I plan to cross it with TET. YANKEE PINSTRIPES. So many plans.
I also want to report on our trip this past weekend to the Mid-Winter Symposium (MWS). The drive to Nashville was easy, and the return trip back home was just fine as well. I understand that many who attended had more difficult journeys going back to their homes. Anyone who lived north of Nashville had to drive through snow. Anyway, Diana and I saw and talked with so many friends. What did we talk about? Daylilies, of course! I was delighted to see Ms. Elizabeth Trotter, our newly selected AHS Registrar. I like Elizabeth's new question and answer series on Facebook. Also glad to see Sandy Holmes and hear about her program. Sandy is such a wonderful hybridizer. I was also delighted to listen to Sandy's report about AHS daylily definitions. In fact, in my humble opinion, that was the best MWS that we've yet attended. Thanks to all who made the programs so interesting, including our President, Ms. Nikki Schmith.