|The Potter's Touch|
|Ripples and Reflections|
|Ripples and Reflections 2|
|Favorite seedling this year. 6 inches|
Note the little three-pronged spears on the petals.
|Larger spear-like pattern on the above.|
|Lots of silver breaks in this pattern.|
|Absolutely love this pattern. Such a large blue eye.|
|More silvery white breaks in this kaleidoscopic|
pattern. 6 inches
|Bow Tie Affair x Kiss of Paradise|
This one is my favorite of the day.
|Bow Tie Affair x Facemaker|
I really like the silvery-lavender glints that are showing up
in some of the patterns this year.
|Stenciled Infusion x Bow Tie Affair|
|Bow Tie Affair x Marina del Rey|
6 inches, tall scape
|Marina del Rey x Kiss of Paradise|
This one bloomed in a bit of a mess, but I
decided to add it because it is rather odd
in form and coloration. I'm really curious to see
how it turns out on the next bloom.
|Pink Chinese Wisteria 1|
This tree-shaped Wisteria bloomed earlier, but I forgot to
post the photos. We still do not have a handle on how to
prune it. The plant has a mind of its own, it seems.
|Pink Chinese Wisteria 2|
|Pink Chinese Wisteria 3|
|Facemaker x Kiss of Paradise 1 (7in)|
Plenty of blossoms today, more than I expected.
We're still having intermittent storms, but the
temperatures have increased, therefore more
of the daylilies are preforming as they should.
|Promises Kept x Crowning Light 6.75in|
In my opinion, and to my surprise, the
above seedling is a beauty. It appears
even larger in person, and the soft colors are
a delight. And the substance is amazing.
|Facemaker x Kiss Of Paradise 2 (5.5in)|
I see the hints of a concentric pattern
underlying the bluish lavender eye. Maybe
I will see the pattern emerge on later blooms.
|Bow Tie Affair x Kiss of Paradise 6.5in|
Just a hint of a pattern in this one too. Gonna
try to cross this one with another pattern,
and try keeping the red eye and edge.
|Stenciled Infusion x Kiss of Paradise 6.75in|
Hints of silver glints in the above. Come on
patterns, show up already.
|Call Me Carla x Jelly Maker 6.5in|
Yes, two purple eye and edged daylilies produced a
yellow daylily. This one is special not only due to the
large size, but also because it has a very white base
with a yellow eye and edge. Rather striking in
Bloom season is just beginning, and the
flowers are few and far between, which is quite
pleasant in a sense, for I have time to
browse through the garden at my leisure.
Before long though, I will be spending loads of time
dabbing pollen, removing spent blooms, and
cataloging stats among other things.
Most of the seedlings due to bloom in 2018
have been planted thanks to hubby covering up the
tilled and amended bed keeping the rain
at bay. Otherwise we would have had mud, and an
inability to plant anything. We didn't fare so
well with the veggie garden. A few tomatoes,
beans, and corn were planted before all the rain.
Other veggies will just have to wait.
|Happy Happy x Raspberry Mountain 6in|
This flower looks larger to the eye. It is quite
showy, and I enjoy it immensely.
|Facemaker x Kiss of Paradise |
This is indeed an early beginning for the year.
The above blossom managed to open on
a cold morning with a strong, tall scape,
and the thick substance held up well
after a downpour of rain.
Hope to have a few more blooms tomorrow,
and I can hardly wait till morning, though
even more rain is due tonight.
Easily pod-pollen fertile
|Can't Touch This|
I've had difficulty setting a pod on this one,
but the pollen is easy.
|Waves of Joy|
New last year, and this is the first blossom
showing a complex pattern on the sepals.
Easily pod-pollen fertile
This flower sometimes blooms in shades of light,
medium, and darker pink, and always with
clean colors. In this bloom, there is a triple
edge as well. Pod-pollen fertile
Easy pollen, but I had difficulty setting a pod.
Last year was generally an off year for crossing,
so will give this one another try this season.