Monday, August 17, 2009

Yet another favorite


This is yet another favorite of my babies. The shape is not typical of most daylilies, which is always a plus and I love the color. Not sure what I would call the color but the photo doesn't fully do it justice.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Pretty in Pink?

Pretty in Pink?

Another pink seedling of Barbara Mitchell. This one has the color not the form, so I'm thinking it's a Hyperion/Mitchell cross. Regardless, it's pretty, and it's pink, and lightly fragrant.

Monday, August 10, 2009

A beautiful new baby blooming

2009 baby

This daylily was planted in 2006, and took the typical three years to get to blooming size, but I think it was well worth the wait! While you see tons of oranges and yellows in the market as well as in landscapes everywhere, most of them don't have a nice eyezone or different colored sepals. Plus, this thing is HUGE! AND, it's a late one. This is the first of a tons of blooms to come. If you don't know, the reason they are called daylilies is that each flower lasts for ONE day, but it has a number of buds on the flower scapes, so they can bloom for weeks at a time. Most of them bloom from June through the end of July here, so I am pleased to have one start later.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

One of my new babies - AND a favorite of mine


This beauty holds its color with the hot sun shining, quite radiantly.

Monday, August 03, 2009



I can't put a name on it. It kinda reminds me of the ribbons you use to make your own bow. Maybe I'm off. I just know that it's a really interesting color along with thickness of the petals and a light fragrance as well.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

A Little Beauty


This little seedling possesses a few of the qualities I have been trying to capture when making crosses - deeply colored veins, dark eyezone, ruffled petals, all on a pretty base color. It's only about 18" tall, and the flowers about 3" across, so it will fit nicely in tight spots.

A Painted Lily

Looks like like the color was painted on!

This daylily is unlike any other I have seen or grown. The petals look like they have been painted on with a painbrush. I thought it was just a fluke on the first flower but they have all been like it. The flowers are fairly large, too, at least 5" across. And the scapes are pretty tall, too.