Daylilies forum: FFO uglies

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Name: Amy
Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Growgirl
Jul 11, 2014 7:25 AM CST
I have a handful of plants this year who are having their ugly FFO. I find it fun to watch them progress as they bloom throughout the season. I will share a few of mine. I would love to see yours. That is, if you take pictures of them....

Seedling
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Janet and Bill
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This seedling starts out opening the night before. It gets dew damage and gets mushy before it even has a chance to open.
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I managed to delete all the others I have had! I am sure I will have more Rolling my eyes.
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dormantsrule
Jul 11, 2014 9:29 PM CST
I cleaned out files yesterday but have a few ffo/e photos.
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Jul 12, 2014 4:17 AM CST
Help me, what does FFO stand for? Thanks.
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Name: Peggy
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hazeleyes
Jul 12, 2014 4:29 AM CST
tveguy3 said:Help me, what does FFO stand for? Thanks.


First flower open
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Name: Pat
Near McIntosh, Florida (Zone 9a)
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Xenacrockett
Jul 12, 2014 5:25 AM CST

You guys are tough!

Some of those seedlings didn't look so bad, imo.
Name: Amy
Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Growgirl
Jul 12, 2014 6:04 AM CST
I have have noticed alot of splotchy and not fully opened ones this year. The cooler mornings have been an issue lately. And, I think I have more plants with thrips than I have had before. Glare Thankfully I have a ton of scapes and buds this season!
Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
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profesora
Jul 12, 2014 6:15 AM CST
Amy, I never thought about photographing damaged or ugly flowers.
Do you use them for comparisons?
Name: Julie
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floota
Jul 12, 2014 7:55 AM CST
Generally when a bloom has a "bad hair" day such as some of these, I just walk right past them and say, " tomorrow is another day!"
Name: Kim W
Md (Zone 6a)
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kimkats
Jul 12, 2014 8:08 AM CST
ffo on Winner's trophy
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jul 12, 2014 8:31 AM CST
Thanks Hazeleyes, Yes some of the first blooms are a bit less picturesque then later blooms I've noticed.
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caitlinsgarden
Jul 12, 2014 10:53 AM CST
[quote="Growgirl"]I have a handful of plants this year who are having their ugly FFO. I find it fun to watch them progress as they bloom throughout the season. I will share a few of mine. I would love to see yours. That is, if you take pictures of them....

Seedling
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Janet and Bill
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I think the SEEDLING is exquisite, but Janet and Bob are UGHLY!

Name: Amy
Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Growgirl
Jul 12, 2014 7:22 PM CST
Gerry, I have a handful of new plants this year. I am hoping to take pictures of them to see the progress of the blooms. I thought it would be fun to look back at the pictures ( especially in winter when I have nothing better to do). Caitlin, I think the seedling is exquisite too! It is a seedling I purchased and I am looking forward to fully opened flowers Smiling Kim, I can imagine how nice your daylily will look when fully open. Looking forward to seeing a picture when it does!
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Name: Tina
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chalyse
Jul 12, 2014 11:50 PM CST
FFOs yes, but beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, and the longer you behold, the prettier you may find them Green Grin! I have yet to see any blooms that are "ugly," once I focus on their unique beauty... Lovey dubby

In case this be misinterpreted to mean that a competition for ugliness is hoped for, it is rather a heartfelt encouragement to look until you can see something, perhaps a curl, or a color, or a filament struggling to open its pollen-laden stamen ... there is so much beauty in the endeavor of becoming a daylily bloom. Group hug

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Name: DancingGenes
Western WA (Zone 8b)
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DancingGenes
Sep 29, 2014 10:06 PM CST
Spiritual Corridor FFO in June

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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Sep 30, 2014 6:57 AM CST
My OLYMPIC SHOWCASE pushes out quite a few unusuals = uglies
(doubled, fused, polys, or just one extra of things, whatever)

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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Oct 4, 2014 6:26 AM CST
The ugly ducklings will always be a part of our garden, I think. But all the other beauties make up for them!
Vickie
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Oct 4, 2014 6:29 AM CST
Actually, I find my Olympic Showcase clump quite entertaining.

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