Thursday, July 10, 2008

Maiden Bloom



This is such an exciting time of year. First daylily seedling to bloom this year was this two year old seedling( seedling #1~top two photos), blooming for the first time ever today, and I was very pleasantly surprised! The cross is from pod parent Pure And Simple x pollen parent Spectral Elegance. The color of the flower reminded me of orange sherbet, and I could see it shining brightly from the other side of the yard. I feel like a new mother:). And the fun is just beginning! Its sibling( seedling #2~photo of bud) will bloom for the first time ever tomorrow:).

13 comments:

Amy said...

I was thinking of orange sherbet too, before I read it in your post! What a gorgeous colour - I love this one :)

Anna said...

Wow, it's got a ruffled look too. It's amazing how many combinations are going into the new plants. I'm amazed at how many generations produce such beauty. It just keeps getting better.

Nancy J. Bond said...

Chey, did you cross pollinate to develop this gorgeous bloom yourself? Either way, it is exquisite! Oprah once read from a book on her show that I think was by Toni Morrison. The passage described the evening sky as being the color of "strained peaches". That's the first thing I thought of when I saw this color. Beautiful!

Mother Nature said...

How exciting! It is unique in all the world.

Karen said...

Awesome! Very beautiful!

Xjion89 said...

Wow, the flower is just amazing. I really love your blog. All of flowery!
Keep the flowers coming!!!

Jane Marie said...

That is an amzing color! I think you've got a winner!

Dave said...

That is pretty neat! I'm glad your cross brought you such a great bloom!

Zoë said...

Simply gorgeous, I would pay good money for that one.

Looking forward to see its sibling!

Zoë

chey said...

Amy~ Thanks so much! It's such an orange creamy color, it reminded me of something edible:).

Anna~ Each generation seems to bring something a little fancier. I love the fancy, but still love the old non ruffled open faced look as well.

Nancy~Thanks so much! Strained peaches~ how scrumptous! I didn't cross pollinate for this daylily myself, as I just started to learn about hybridizing the year I obtained seed for this plant. I watched it germinate, and cared for it and nurtured it until it bloomed, so I still feel like a proud parent:). I have both of it's parents now in my garden.

Mother Nature~ It truly is exciting. Just as unique as each child to a parent!

Karen, Xjion89, Jane Marie, Dave,and Zoe~ Thanks so much for your kind comments!!!

Connie said...

An absolutely luscious color!!

artistsgarden said...

Chey This is so lovely - and makes me more convinced that when I start planting this Garden - Daylillies should feature.
Regards
Karen
An Artist's Garden

Eve said...

That one stopped me dead in my tracks. I love that. It reminds me of a prom dress. So pretty.