It has been a long time since I last posted on April 23. We have had 6 great weeks, and I've been working hard in both the Greenhouse and in the outside garden. In the past 3 weeks, however, I've grown weary of the Greenhouse, and I've been spending practically all of my time in the outside garden. I've seen so many new daylilies, and I've seen some big changes and exciting new directions. In 2015 I had two beautiful daylilies that were numbered 4-533 and 4-537. Sadly, when I was clearing the garden I accidentally threw these two beauties into the trash heap. Both seedlings are lost forever! Fortunately, I crossed these two seedlings, and I now have a seedling that is better than either original parent. The new seedling is 7-867, and it is 27" tall. It has 5 and 6 way branching, with 30 buds, and a 5" flower. Well I wanted to show Lily Rae how to make a seed pod, and she can be seen in the attached picture pollinating seedling 7-867. I know she will have exciting new seeds!
One of the attributes of TET. SUNGLASSES NEEDED is that it produces big flowers such as we see with both OPA KLAUS and Seedling 7-884. I've also found that new seedlings from crosses where where TET. SUNGLASSES NEEDED has been used, produces even much bigger new seedlings. For example, my friend Dave Williams gave me TET. SPIDER MIRACLE. I used it on OPA KLAUS and got Seedling 7-853 which is massive in size. It is 29" tall, 4-way branching, 21 buds, and a 9" flower. A nine inch flower that is an Unusual form is just wonderful.
I've also had some wonderful seedlings using TET. MY CUP OVERFLOWS as a pollen parent. I am growing massive new flowers that are easily seven and eight and nine inches in diameter. It is such a delight to see these beauties and to also see branching, but more about this in a future post.
More news soon.