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I decided we needed a thread to post pics of our twins and triplets pics. I know we all have lots, so please post away. We can all drool over each others daylilies, add more to our huge wish lists, and remember how great this past bloom season was, all the while dreaming of next years blooms.
A red seedling of my late mother's.
A raspberry seedling of Mom's.
A mahogany seedling of Mom's.
FAIRY TALE PINK
Very lovely! Speaking of wish lists... I just realized a few days ago when I first looked at Blue Ridge DLs on sale, that I have lost my "wish list". I had forgotten that I had typed it out on my home computer and lost that list when my computer crashed a few months ago!! I hadn't had a need to look at it lately so I didn't realize it was gone. So, now I am having to start a new one! I need to go back and look at the threads about oranges and reds and yellows (separate threads I think) because I had written several of those down,... then there was the thread about rebloomers, etc ... and plus just ones that I loved along the way. I am sure I will have no problem making a new list, but I sure hate that I lost all those names!! Plus, I had planned to look at what he had on sale and see if any of those were on my want list...
Thanks, Genna! That's a bummer about your wish list. I have all my files backed up on Carbonite, so if my hard drive ever crashes, I'm won't lose them. I did that when my sister lost all her pics from a hard drive crash.
Love the Orange Crush and the Double Season, but they are all beautiful. I am really partial to yellows and purples in the DLs so I have to be careful when ordering that I don't just order them! In fact, last time I bought a lot of reds because I realized I didn't have ANY!
Yeah, I hate losing the list, but it is no biggie as I can ALWAYS add DLs I love...now the 1000s of photos that were lost is a different story! :(
Seedsower, those are awesome blooms! Thanks for sharing. I love all of them, but I think CARVED PUMPKIN PIE is the best. Your BIG SMILE looks so much nicer than mine. Looks like it has more substance. Was the pic taken in the morning? I don't often get out early to take pics. Maybe mine would look that nice if I saw it early in the morning.
Linda, BAMA BOUND really is a gorgeous one. Looks very velvety. It does not increase well here, though. Probably likes a warmer climate than here.
Okay, some more blooms to share.
Another of Mom's that I haven't thought up a name for yet. The parentage is (BUG'S HUG X unknown). It's a small-flowered, early one, really cute, usually lots of blooms.
Another of Mom's that I call MOM'S YELLOW PINWHEEL.
2 shots of COOL JAZZ
Absolutely beautiful, Lyle! It's hard to pick favorites from that bunch. I especially like NEW PARADIGM, APACHE SUNRISE, SPACECOAST SEASHELLS, HABOOB, MICHEAL MILLER, KEYS TO THE KINGDOM and KWANZA GOLD. I also love your seedling in the third pic in post #9307880, the second from the last of that group of posts.
Wow so many beautiful blooms!! I am like Karen, I like them all but I do REALLY love that Kwanza Gold - looks purple and gold which were my hs colors and the colors at the university where my husband and oldest son graduated and the other two kids are there now! They are the "Tigers" so I have started a list of Tiger DLs because eventually I want to have a bed with university colors and tiger names... is that Kwanza Gold one of yours?
My AARON'S LITTE WHOPPER actually opened up 2 blooms today as it is a little warmer. It wasn't opening all the way due to the cooler air. AND either a bird or the wind knocked off a couple of buds too. Darn it.
I love that Cranberry Cove as well ! Very nice! Yeah, wouldn't it be nice to have all that blooming this time of year! I find it amazing that anyone has DLs blooming this late, but man the weather has been weird this year! My sister has daffodils galore coming up! They are going to get frozen!! :(
After us having that cold snap for several days - then back up to 80s, I have lots of baby plants coming up such as four oclocks, etc. I guess they thought that winter was over ... hard to tell around here!
Yes, CRANBERRY COVE is a really nice one. It doesn't multiply well, though. I think I only sold 2 fans of it this year, and that was all I could sell. If it wasn't so beautiful, it would be gone.
So Genna, what zone are you in? I'm in 6b here, but someone told me since they redid the zoning this year, we are in 7a. Hard to believe that. I will still stick with plants that are zoned for 6, not 7. I think getting plants for zone 7 would be pushing it. Yes, we did have a mild winter last year, in comparison to most, but that doesn't mean they will continue to be that way. I wish.
I am the same way - was in zone 7b, but they moved me to 8. Some winters 8 is probably fine - other winters it gets really cold. So, not sure. I am pretty much doing the same thing and still mostly buying things for 7b for fear I will lose them if we have a hard winter.
I guess some just don't multiply as well as others. I have some that don't look like they have increased since I have planted them, some I lost, and some have done well... and they were almost all in the same bed!!
Beautiful blooms! like that Baby Boomer, Fancy Face, and Vernal Tutone. Wild horses has been on my want list for a while...
I do have a question about planting... Do ya'll try to coordinate colors? I find myself getting overwhelmed when I start trying to coordinate colors, heights, bloom time etc. I get so confused! I reached the point Sunday when I was planting that I just tried to plant colors beside each other that wouldn't clash - (and I am NOT a decorator!!) and tried to get the shorter ones in front... :(
Also, do ya'll put your fans close together or spread out some ??
Since I have made new beds only when I had a bunch of plants that were coming in that needed a place, I had to work with in that group, I have never done a mass replant. If I get a chance I will try to insure that the color mix is pleasing. Usually I have just tried to make sure the talls are in back, and the shorts are in front. I have not worried about season as I have never had too many of any one to make a mass planting by season.
How close you want to plant partially depends on how often you wish to split plants and often it also depends on how much space is available. Several times I have planted closer together (9"-12" apart) than I really wanted to because I had to get all the plants in the ground. Farther apart (18") is probably better if you do not want to spilt to often.
That much between cultivars. If I had several individual fans of the same cultivar, I might plant them a few inches apart to make it look like a bigger clump, but I would separate Cultivar A from Cultivar B by the 9-12' or even 18".
Genna, I have done the same. I tried planting at least 12" apart and have managed to keep that distance on the first ones I purchased, but have since planted them closer together by a few inches as I didn't have any more space.
When I get lilys from Bob at Blueridge, I always have to squeeze in a few more in my limited areas.
I talked to Karen and she suggests planting them farther apart too. If for no other reason, to not have to dig them up and split them before they have a chance to really settle in.
I have now been trying to space all my daylilies 18"apart, as recommended by the AHS. My ultimate goal is to have my garden designated as an official AHS display garden. Sometimes daylilies just get jammed in close, with no regard to color, height, spacing, etc. Later they get moved around.
LOL... I moved one yesterday that I JUST planted on Sunday... but I realized in my haste that I got a shorter one behind a taller one even though I was trying REALLY hard to avoid that! So, I just moved it forward and put another one in. Well, I know mine will never be an official anything - so I just try to space them so they will look good when they fill in. In my big round bed they are spaced probably 2' apart or more... but I did put them a little closer in this bed because I didn't want as much empty space.
I had a few say not to put daylilies in my foundation planting - so if I don't like it in a year or so, I will move them all to a designated bed. but I THINK I will like the way I have it layed out.
Have a great weekend everyone! I am headed North to Branson for a shopping trip with my daughter and sister (and we are letting my youngest son tag along) ^_^
Oh my gosh, I LOVE that Frankly Scarlet, Hearts Afire, and Evening Enchantment... think those three need to go on my wish list!!
Congratulations on the seedling. I don't know anything about breeding DLs and I probably need to keep it that way - I don't need ANY more hobbies or obsessions!! ^_^
Karen, it was suggested to me that the DLs would make the foundation too 'busy' or cluttered looking unless I used the same one over and over - or stuck with a solid color theme - such as red, yellow, or whatever. i am sure that from the road, an entire foundation planting of red or yellow or whatever would be more stunning, but I ended up doing a mixture because that is what I wanted. I will see how it looks next summer...if I hate it, I will just move the DLs out to another bed. At least digging up DLs is not like moving shrubs around!!
Gen, unless you are planting for resale do what you want. The only one you have to please is yourself and perhaps whoever else lives in the house. LOL I happen to think that mixed colors of daylilies looks stunning. I love the sweep of color, but then I am a bit biased. LOL
Here are some of my beds that are mixed.
Ending with Forsyth Vivatious 5-30
Just reread my post and realised I might not have been clear. What I meant by resale was if you are selling your house, not selling daylilies. If you were selling your house then you might have to plant to appeal to most buyers, not just daylily lovers.
I do not have it labeled but I do know the three that I planted were:
Lilium - Muscadet
Lilium - Red Hot
Lilium - regale 'Album'
I have enjoyed this topic so much. My DH had hip replaced last week and I've just now found time to add some of mine. I dropped my good camera, so these are with my phone, not the best colors for some.
Webster's Pink Wonder
Woman at the Well
Westbourne Tickled Pink
Westbourne Oranges for Christmas -anyone who has this will know that the real color is so much better than this pic
All American Chief
It is so dreary here today that these beautiful blooms are cheering me up!
Judy, wishing DH a speedy recovery. Pics look ok coming from your phone. Weather is the same here. Ran around with DW earlier then came back and mulch up some leaves. Low sixties are predicted for this weekend with a chance of rain. Mike
Thanks for the speedy recovery wishes, Mike. He is used to being so active, he is driving both of us crazy.
Here are some of my favorites:
Uri Geller - Giant bouquet with twins and triplets Saw this at MO. Botanical Gardens and had to have this Curt Hanson gem
Margo Reed Indeed
Moosa Pa Loosa Broke down and ordered ole Moosa's baby girl-- "Good Girls Do" Such eye candy!
Heavenly Dragon Fire - My favorite a poly and a single
From this preview, it looks like Dragon Fire just took out Uri Geller, which I thought I placed first. We'll see.
Thanks. I like it, it is just that it is not very different from others out there that are already registered.. It is better than any other seedling I have made (all six of them LOL!) I have some other seedlings that I really like, but since I did not make them and I am pretty sure that I do not own all of each one, those can never be registered either.
I love that seedling, too. It does have a nice shape. The form reminds me of FORSYTH FLAMING SNOW, which is a favorite of mine. You're right that you can't register it if you didn't get all of it. The seller would have specified if you were getting all of it, and would have said if it was okay to register it
You know, just because that seedling of your own is similar to others out there, doesn't mean you can't register it. There are many registered ones that look similar to each other. If you're out to make money, then obviously you want something more distinctive, but of you just wanted to, say, maybe name it for a friend or family member, or to memorialize someone special, then there's no reason you couldn't register it. That's how I feel about it anyhow.
Judy, best wishes for your husband's speedy recovery. I know it is a long, slow process - but I hope it all goes well! My husband had shoulder surgery on his right arm (he is right handed) on August 20 - and is just now getting back to being able to do MOST everything he wants. He still can't lift much with that arm, but he has great range of motion and is improving strength every day! Had a friend who had hip surgery and she didn't do her physical therapy like she should have - so even though it hurts, it is important! Good luck to you and him!
I love that Uri Geller, and the Freewheelin ? (yellow and purple ). Although they are all very pretty. By the way, I have most of the DLs that I got from you in the ground, still have a couple left in pots that haven't found their home yet, but I am working on that. They are all doing very well - seem to like it down here in Arkansas!
Thanks Ditchlily for the info on the oriental lilies. They are very beautiful! I don't think I am planning on resale, but you never know. We finally built a new home out in the country 9 years ago... well, we moved in 9 years ago. Took us 16 months to get it built! :) But we had been waiting for years and years... but we happen to live in a school district that is in high demand...now that all our kids are out of school, we aren't necessarily 'planning' to sell, but would be willing to entertain the right offer. The work I do in my yard, isn't to improve resale value, it is just for me... and if I did sell the house, if time permitted, I would probably dig up most of my DLs. I am making sure to 'fill" the foundation bedding with essential foundation plants - the DLs are just added in for my pleasure and some extra color, so even if I removed the DLs the beds wouldn't look empty.
Thanks so much for the help and advice from everyone!! I REALLY appreciate it. I can't wait until next summer - I sure hope it looks somewhat like I have envisioned it. SURELY adding over 50 DLs this fall will liven up the color come June!! It really is an addiction because i am already considering ordering more...
LOL Probably WAYYYY too much thought! I am not artistic and I have a REALLY difficult time designing and envisioning things, so I have really stressed over the placement of everything, particularly the major plants. I hope it looks just somewhat like what i am trying to accomplish and I will be happy. The bed is 86' on the left side of the house, and over 100' on the right side. I just now have MOST of the left side finished except for the front edge of the bed...still have a LONG way to go on the other end. I have a few plants in place, but still have a lot of soil improvement to do on the last 40' of the bed, plus plants, and the edging is not in place on that side yet either. I hope to keep pluggin away as time and weather permits so that it looks good by spring! Of course, i had HOPED to be thru by time change, but that didn't happen... :(
I know this is a DL thread, but I appreciate all of ya'lls input and encouragement! Does anyone have any suggestions for a low plant for the very front edge of the bed?? I have about a 1 1/2 - 2' border all along the edge that i haven't done anything with yet. I want to put some daffodil bulbs in there - but it won't be enough to fill that much space... Suggestions anyone? feel free to dmail me if you would prefer not to clog this thread.
What about dwarf iris for the front of the bed??? One of my beds had dwarf iris all around the outer edge of it and looked great while it lasted(got some iris at a garage sale & unknowingly acquired the wonderful iris borer-- wiped me out-dwarf,intermediate,tall iris--gone) pretty much starting over.
Genna, just remember, too, that in about ten years the foundation shrubs will fill in considerably, and by that time you'll be wanting to move some of those DLs out of there, as they'll get crowded out.
I'd go with mike's suggestion of using annuals in the front, unless you don't mind having one thing with a short bloom time and nothing after that. At least annuals will usually bloom all summer.
Looking forward to seeing pics next year when everything's in bloom.