My order from Bob came today! Holy Cow! I ordered 8 daylilies and they sent my order PLUS 7 gift plants! I can't tell you what they are right now but I will add the names later! Right now they are soaking in 3 separate containers because they are so HUGE!
#1 picture is my ordered plants
#2 picture is the gift plants
Now to dig up more grass so I can plant them in the ground! hehehe!
I've just received two orders from Blueridge and I couldn't be more pleased. The fans are always so large and healthy...and certainly are larger than what most other places will send. I also had several gift plants. It makes me wonder how they can make a profit from all the gift plants, but I sure hope they do.
Blueridge has always sent very nice plants and I agree about the gift plants! Here is the list of the gift plants I received:
Empire Strikes Back
Now I need to go look them up and see what I have!
Bob is top. I was not going to order anymore this year since I hae so many of my seedling crosses. I made the mistake to check my favorite on Ebay.
Two daylilies that I have always wanted was on sale. Forestlake Ragamuffin, and Alexa Kathryn. Two daylilies for $98. I must be nuts but wanted to use them as pod parents. I just received 4 daylilies last month plus the 3 bonuses. I AM done----till next year.
Nice haul there, Debbie! I purchased from him last year, and he gave me about as many bonuses as I had plants ordered as well. Still waiting for my order for this year. I will continue to buy from him.
Blomma, I think I'm done this year, too, however I have some daylilies on my wish list in the LA, so if they are offered for sale, I may jump on them. Depends on if I have the money at that time or not.
Karen, I check LA for Forestlake Ragamuffin before ordering from Bob. Off hand don't remember the price there but it was much cheaper than Bob. Only reason I went with Bob instead of a lower price is that I don't know the seller on LA and know Bob. Also, he sells double fans. Sometimes trying to save money isn't worth it.
Below are all my daylily seedling started Oct through Nov 2011. Most are from LA seeds, others my own crosses. Many from 2009 and 2010 are beginning to set buds.
irisluvr0252 wrote:My order from Bob came today! Holy Cow! I ordered 8 daylilies and they sent my order PLUS 7 gift plants! I can't tell you what they are right now but I will add the names later! Right now they are soaking in 3 separate containers because they are so HUGE!
#1 picture is my ordered plants
#2 picture is the gift plants
Now to dig up more grass so I can plant them in the ground! hehehe!
At least you have grass to dig up! LOL
Usually his blue labels are the free ones and the lavendar labels are the purchased ones. Just sayin...
I just ordered 6 from Bob + 1 that I had lost. I received 5 bonus plants too.
Time To See
Heat of the Moment
Schnickel Fritz (Replacement) He was going to send this one anyway
Eye for Eye
I don't know that I would have ordered the freebies, but they are very healthy looking and very pretty daylilys. I just hope they make it, as it has been very very hot with the sun blasting everyday. It doesn't look like it will stop anytime soon. God, please give us some rain!
I love that "IF I order anymore" ... is their a solution to this addiction so that we quit ordering??? If so, maybe you should share it Rherma10.
I am still waiting for one of mine that I just got from Blueridge to bloom...should be any day if the heat doesn't wipe it out completely!
Excited to see the new one bloom! I think it will be the only one of the new ones to bloom, but it will be a nice bonus.
gen2026...I mentioned the other day that I wanted to dig up a patch of grass that keeps dying in spots and we can't keep it growing and plant another bed there, but he poo-pooed that idea that it would take away from the play are for my grandson. I'll have to get creative in where I can fit in more plants -- I have definitely been thinking about it. :)
I know isn't that the problem... we ALWAYS want more plants! It is definitely an addiction! I can have plants in pots that i don't have in the ground yet - but when I stop by Lowe's I STILL have to go to the garden section and look at more...or the catalogs come in the mail and I am picking out more things i love, or in the case of DLs I just keep adding and adding to my want list after seeing all the beautiful blooms here!!
Good luck with that new bed ... might need to help that area with a little spill of roundup...might finish that grass off!! :)
Bob sent me a big order 2 years ago & they were hugh plants with gift plants, I was gone the day the plants came so my grandson thought he would do me a favor & plant them for me & when I got home he handed me a handful of tags that was on the roots & now I don't know which plant is which. (Thats why I don't have much hair left)
I finally contacted Bob. Seems he had a death in the family, and my order got misplaced. He found it and made good on it. Got them the other day, and they are just fantastic, as always. Will have to take some pics. Got a lot of nice bonus plants. I'll post which ones another time.
I have not gotten a chance to go through the order and write down all the bonus plants I got. I put them in water to soak, and tomorrow I will get them planted, along with all the other ones I got earlier that I have not planted yet. I weeded out the old veggie bed, which has no veggies this year, and they will go in there for now. Eventually I will be getting rid of old daylilies to make room for the new ones.
Here are the ones I got in the order, not counting the bonuses.
CARNIVAL IN MEXICO
SPACECOAST DRAGON PRINCE
ROSES IN SNOW
SEAL OF APPROVAL
Karen, you will love CHINESE CHARIOT. I got it from Bob 2 years ago. See below.
I hope he makes good his mistake of sending me 3 varieties instead of what I ordered. Many of the DL from him bloomed this year. Now going through and matching description with my photos. Whenever I purchase from him, I copied and paste into Word description of each. I also use Tinker's and AHS data base. I haven't contacted him yet since I still have varieties blooming for the first time. I will send him photos to show.
The yellow one pictured below is only 2" across. It was suppose to be FORSYTH COMANCHE which is melon pink with lots of ruffles. The height of the yellow below is barely 12". I have no use for it. Grrr...!
Oh, I don't like short ones, either, unless they're minis, and that one sounds like it is. I especially don't like huge blooms on short scapes. So out of proportion. Anyhow, that yellow one is nothing to write home about, regardless of the height.
That Chinese Chariot looks really nice. I'm sure I'll love it.
Blomma... just saw your picture of your new seedlings.. must be amazing to have so many daylilies growing! I can't imagine having so many .. I was happy to have about 20 growing in my yard. Unfortunately, I am now down to 2 thanks to the drought and watering restrictions... and a broken bubbler I was unaware of! We sneak and water at night but it is so hard to see and missed the broken head... my daylilies paid the price. All in front are dead and that is where most were planted... they were beautiful last year... I have two in the back yard that still get plenty water... and I am keeping it that way.
Thanks to everyone who shares their beautiful pictures... I love daylilies. Dad was weeding mom flowerbeds yesterday and managed to pull one of her daylilies.. I think I saved it! Got it back in the ground. Hope it survives... hope she does not notice.
Okay, I finally wrote down all the bonus plants I got from Bob, and I looked them all up to see if I like them. They are as follows:
CORONA DEL MAR
SANFORD TOAD HALL
ELIZABETH FRANCES WOODHALL
PAINT YOUR WAGON
The only ones that really look good to me are HARBORWALK, ELIZABETH FRANCES WOODHALL and SEMINOLE WIND. Maybe PAINT YOUR WAGON. Sometimes it's hard to tell just by looking at pics, though. Until you see it blooming in a garden, sometimes a pic does not do a daylily justice. It's nice to see several, with different camera angles, lighting, different times of day, clump shots, etc.
I didn't think I would like SELF PROPELLED, a bonus I got from Bob last year. Then I saw it blooming, and it really looked outstanding. Here's a pic of it.
Nice, Mike. I'll look forward to seeing it bloom next year.
Thanks hemlady. I didn't like it for the first bloom that opened up, but these 2 blooms looked great. I was thrilled. Had it potted up from last year, as I hadn't found a spot to plant it yet, and was going to sell it. Now it looks like I'll keep it instead.
Although I appreciate the bonuses from Bob, I have discovered that they are not all correctly named. I have been in the habit of checking them against both his discription and Tinker's, I also copy his photo and description and save to Word as reference. I print out the description and as the DL bloom, I highlite the name on the hard copy. I note if correct, or not. This I do for all the DL, not only the bonuses.
Since I also hybridize, having DL that are incorrectly named does not help my program.
I have purchased many pkg of seeds from LA and not all pkg are what they claim. I discovered that when I was naming the cross it bloomed and discovered, (again in Tinkers) that pod parent was a tet, the pollen one was a dip.
I wish I could remember or make note of who I bought from as not to repeat another sale. Whoever it was, don't know crap about DL. There is no way, he/she could have done the crosses for those seeds.
That's too bad but remember one thing, some plants ploidy are not listed right on Tinker's. I have a daylily called Highland Tower that was hybridized here in Michigan and I purchased it as an intro. It is definitely a tet. When I checked stats on it, both Tinker's and AHS website list it as a diploid, which it definitely is not. When I emailed AHS about the mistake, they said only the hybridizer can email them and fix the mistake. Well the hybridizer is now deceased so I guess the error will remain. Also, there are a few tets out there that will cross with dips, not many but a few. You may have been lucky enough to get some of those crosses.
Blomma, here is what I do to record my purchases on the LA or EBay. In most cases I save the email info in a folder labeled LA and Ebay. The Pay Pal info, etc. On the LA I print out my won list from time to time as new wins are added and keep them in a folder for easy reference because the LA remove them after so many days. Hope this helps.
That's a great idea Mike. Right now I print out a copy of my wins and ones I have sold. Darn aol though, doesn't always send me a notice of my wins for whatever reason they get lost in cyberspace, lol.
Blomma, I've never had a problem with Bob's plants either. They are always true to form and are just what he said they are.
I do find however, because of his soil compared to mine and the temps, his colors are more vibrant and sometimes I pick a daylily from him that I just like the color of. After it blooms, it is not nearly as pretty as his are.
I had that situation with Oxymoron. His picture looked so vibrant and when mine bloomed it was paler in color. I even sent him a picture and asked him about it. He said that MINE was more true to the color it is supposed to be. So...there you are.
Linda, when I see a daylily I would like to buy, whether it be from Bob or anywhere else, I always check for pics on Tinkers and also Google it, so I can get an idea of the different variations you get for any particular cultivar. It gives you a bigger picture, and you can make a better decision on whether you like it or not. Pics taken in sun, shade, overcast, rain, early morning, midday, late evening, can all look a bit different.
Mike, I hate that, too. I know of several hybridizers who do that. None of my pics are enhanced after they're taken, though I do adjust the exposure in camera. That's how it should be done.
I think if a seller does tissue culture, then they should line out the plants and wait till they are about 2 or 3 years old to make sure they bloom true.
Lesliehand, I hope you get a response soon. That's frustrating. When I wrote to him back in July wondering where my order was he responded very quickly and shipped soon afterward. Turned out the order had become misplaced, and then there was a death in his family as well.
All my photos are taken in shade. If sunny, I use a white photographic umbrella. That way I can take photos anytime. I like to take them in the morning since I don't need an umbrellas then. When it is overcast or the sun is behind a cloud is also a geat time for photos.
The reason I don't take pictures in full sun is that sunlight bleaches light colors and I don't get full color saturation. It can also change colors.
Taking pictures in the shade will give you the optimum color saturation for sure but I like my customer to be able to see what a day in the sun will do to the bloom also. It shows them how a bloom can change through the day so that they won't be mislead by the beautiful shaded pic. Some flowers blooms can really change throughout the day. I have purchased daylilies myself looking at all the saturated color only to be disappointed when I see the actual bloom. On the other hand, some blooms are so sunfast that I don't really see much change throughout the day. Wish all of them were like that. When I list Lighthouse Neon Galaxy, which is one of my own registrations, I always list 2 pictures so that the customer isn't mislead into thinking it looks like that all day long. Here is what I mean about Lighthouse Neon Galaxy. There is quite a difference in the look of the bloom.
Very beautiful! Yes, many do look different by the end of the day. When I post on the LA I like to post at least 2 pics or more so the customer can see some differences, if there is any. I love taking pics at the end of the day.
hemlady, I borrowed your above photo taken in the shade (left photo) and ran it in my editing applications to change the tint, like I do to all my photos that comes out wrong sometimes. . See what you think. Will delete it aftern
Karen that is what I do. Also take a photo of it almost sideways. I usually use 3 photos---fron side and clump. Not only does it show a photo from different angles, it assures the buyer that the photo is not borrowed/stolen and that I actually have the plant.
Hemlady, have no intention of usinng your photo. It is already deleted. You can copy it if you have use of it.