Friday, July 18, 2008

Hemerocallis ~ Twins!

These days are busy in the seedling beds. I'm trying to decide which ones to keep, and which ones to cull (I don't really like this concept, but I know I will be overrun with daylilies if I don't start to reduce at some point).This daylily is the product of my first hybridizing attempt. There's something about it that I like, although it has an older form. I think I'll keep it around for a while.

7 comments:

Jane Marie said...

I'm a fan of the older forms. I think it's lovely, especially the color.

Zoƫ said...

I love the colour too, so rich and sumptuous

Rosehaven Cottage said...

I consider this lily a keeper. I love the edges and the color is so unique and deep.

About the questions/comments you left at Rosehaven Cottage...

Our little Lucy Maud IS named after L.M. Montgomery of PEI fame! L.M. is one of my favorite authors and little Lucy was an orphan very much like the characters that L.M. wrote about in her stories and books. The name just fit.

My blog header is a compilation piece that is a "painting" of sorts. I took a photograph of my Abraham Darby rose and digitally remastered it into a "painting".

Thanks for the compliments!

Cindy

Anna said...

Chey--what do you do with the culls? I have some over-run seeded beds that are out of hand cause I have trouble culling;) It just seems like murder doesn't it?

chey said...

Jane Marie and Zoe~ Thanks so much!!!I love the older forms as well.

Cindy~Thanks for answering my questions! I wondered if that's who your kitty was named after.

Anna~ I'm not quite sure.I'll either give them to friends if they're nice enough, or compost them. I've not done it before, and it will be difficult.You're right~ it feels like murder:(. Some are obviously not making the grade. For others I'm watching and waiting.

Niels Plougmann said...

It is very beautiful - looks like a keeper to me. I really have learn more about daylilies.

Jean Bradbury said...

Chey what absolutely gorgeous photos. Something to look at in January, eh!
-Jean